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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Any reason is reason enough to have a party when you’re Irish, which of course leads to the question: Does Ireland really float? Like so many things, it depends on where you measure from. Order American made floating shelves from work or home: customfloatingshelves.com Read More...

Spring is around the corner!

Time to clean and organize your space. Buy floating shelves online at customfloatingshelves.com   Read More...

Floating Shelves

Floating shelves Made in USA Custom Floating Shelves Read More...

kitchen floating shelves

Kitchen floating shelves. Our floating shelves are plenty strong enough to hold stacks of dishes or just about anything you decide to load them up with. we offer painted shelves or we can match a stained wood finish on your kitchen cabinets as well with our stain matching service. These shelves require professional installation, it is not a weekender DIY sort of job. Please refer to the installation guide video, as well as share it with your contractor so he can help you decide Read More...

un-finished floating shelves

We have always offered floating shelves unfinished instead of our standard clear catalyzed lacquer so you can apply your own finish on-site, whether it be an oil, varnish, or stain..  Now it’s easier than ever, you can simply check the box “unfinished shelf” in the order form, no need to put in a special request. Read More...

painting MDF

I get a lot of questions on how to paint the U-paint mdf shelves. The best way to get a professional job is of course to hire a professional. If you decide to be your own painter, you can probably get good results if you are willing to work for it and follow the same steps a pro would take. Like so many things in life, good prep is the key to a successful finish. Anna has done a fantastic job of covering the Read More...

Professional installation required

Hi Joe, Good to hear you were able to get the job done! These shelves are not suitable for DIY installation, as you have learned, it’s not an easy job!   I always recommend professional installation for these shelves.   Your photos clearly show the bracket is way off level. I can assure you the problem is not the bracket, please check it with a machinists square and you will see it is welded at exactly 90° The system we use to clamp and position the steel to Read More...

Elf on the shelf

Need a shelf for your elf?  Tuesday December 2nd is the last day to order for Christmas delivery, Hurry! Read More...

can you make deeper shelves?

The shelves can be made any depth you want. The most important thing you need to figure out is how will you make the thing stick to your wall? Is your wall even strong enough to hold the shelf with the stuff you are going to put on it?  I install quite a few floating shelves. Some installations go smoothly and are easy. Some are difficult. Sometimes it is necessary to open up the wall to add studs or Read More...

floating shelf weight capacity

So many emails come in asking about the weight capacity of a floating shelf. There is no simple answer, it depends a lot on how well it is attached to the wall.  The shelves we make are very strong, and can hold alot of weight, I recently put about 150lbs on one shelf and it held fine. That doesn’t mean a shelf attached to your wall will hold the same, it might hold twice that much or nothing at all. It Read More...
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