Walnut Floating Shelves Details
Our walnut floating shelves have a rich and dark grain colour which will work well in tying any modern or traditional home office or living room together. The American Black Walnut veneer pairs fantastically with darker accent furniture and ornaments giving a warm and sophisticated feel to your home or office. They can be mixed and matched with our black floating shelves to create a more dynamic and thoroughly thought-out decor design. If you’re after a slightly lighter tone, take a look at our oak floating shelves.
Our walnut floating shelves are cut to your exact requirements and then professionally lacquered for a semi sheen finish. The real American Black Walnut Veneered MDF looks and feels like real solid wood and can similarly be sanded and planed at home to fit against uneven walls, creating a perfect fit for your alcoves.
To give the appearance of floating on the wall, invisible brackets are supplied with your order. Please select the bracket suitable for your wall material. For shelves 38mm and 50mm in thickness adjustable plate brackets are for plasterboard, masonry or woodwork and can be adjusted for levelling; you’ll need to supply your own screws and wall plugs to suit the wall material. Available for all thicknesses are standard screw brackets for masonry walls; no extra hardware such as screws are needed. Our customer support team are on hand to advise on installation if needed.
We have made a guide on how to install floating shelves which features step-by-step instructions as well as all the tools you will need for installation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can walnut floating shelves hold much weight?
This depends on the size, the wall material and the brackets and fixings used.
Unfortunately we cannot tell you how much weight yours can hold as each one is made to measure and therefore the weight capacity will vary. Whether you are fixing to masonry, plasterboard or woodwork and the size of screws you choose will also affect the max load.
To hold the most weight we recommend fixing to a masonry wall with adjustable plate brackets and at least 50mm screws and wall plugs. It will hold considerably less weight if fixing to a plasterboard wall or studs.
Whatever the wall material or fixings used, it’s important to ensure weight load is evenly distributed to make full use of the weight capacity.
Are walnut floating shelves strong?
Again, this depends on the size, the wall material and the brackets and fixings used.
For example at 1000mm wide x 300mm deep, fixed to a masonry wall with our adjustable plate bracket and 50mm screws, it would be very strong and would likely hold up to 26kg of weight.
Using smaller screws and fixing onto studs in a plasterboard wall will reduce the strength considerably.
Can you buy a walnut floating shelf deeper than 250mm?
No, unfortunately, due to the stability we cannot supply them deeper than 250mm.
Are brackets included?
Yes, brackets are included. If you choose adjustable plate brackets, screws and wall plugs are not included. Please ensure you use the correct size screws and wall plugs for your wall material. For masonry walls, we recommend at least 50mm screws and wall plugs.
What brackets should I choose?
Adjustable Plate Bracket:
- Suitable for woodwork, plasterboard, or masonry walls
- Screws and wall plugs not included
- Micro adjustments available for levelling
Standard Screw-Type Bracket:
- Suitable for masonry walls
- A simple installation that requires no additional hardware
How many brackets will I receive?
This will depend on the length and depth of your walnut shelf; we will supply you with the correct number of brackets leaving no more than 600mm between brackets.
Does this product come with screws?
No, if you select the adjustable plate bracket you won’t receive screws or wall plugs. For the standard screw bracket, the screw is a part of the bracket and the wall plug is provided so no extra hardware is needed. If using the adjustable plate bracket please ensure you purchase the correct screws and wall plugs for the wall material.
Can you put walnut floating shelves on plasterboard?
This is not something we recommend as the load capacity will be significantly reduced. If your only option is to fix to plasterboard, where possible fix to the studs and noggins in the wall for greater stability. If you cannot fix to the studs use specific fixings for plasterboard walls such as spring-loaded toggles or metal self-drill plasterboard fixings. Please choose the adjustable shelf bracket as this is the only bracket we supply that is suitable for plasterboard walls.
Can you put the holes for the brackets exactly where I need them?
If you would like custom bracket holes you must contact us with your requirements before placing your order to make sure we can accommodate your request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our customer services team on 01903 389024.
How do you attach them to a wall?
Using invisible brackets, these are screwed into the wall and then the walnut shelf slots over the rods to appear as though it's floating.
Are they hard to install?
No, not at all, simply attach the bracket to the wall and slide the walnut shelf onto the bracket. Please ensure you check the wall is clear from any electrical cables or plumbing before screwing the bracket to the wall. For best results use a spirit level when determining where the brackets should be fixed to the wall.
Will they warp over time?
This is highly unlikely because we start with a solid core construction and our 38mm and 50mm thick shelves are routed in the middle for weight reduction. Cheaper versions of floating shelves available in high street stores will warp over time as they are just thin faces with a grid-like structure on the inside which creates a hollow interior that is more likely to bow.
Are your walnut floating shelves made of solid wood?
They start as a solid Medite MDF core, we then hollow out the middle for weight reduction and then laminate with a 0.5mm crown cut real wood American Walnut veneer. Although they are not made of a solid piece of walnut wood they have the look and feel of it at a fraction of the price.