Free Hanging Shelf Bracket


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Free Hanging Shelf Bracket

Floating shelves, floating bathroom vanity, floating mantel or hearth, floating desk all are supported by the Free Hanging Shelf Bracket. This bracket is the perfect concealed support bracket for supporting a floating bathroom vanity or floating shelf.

This bracket is made to mount directly to the 2X4 wood studs inside your wall before the Sheetrock goes up (If studs are metal, watch video below before installing the Free Hanging Shelf Bracket) It is important that the Free Hanging Shelf Bracket be mounted into wood studs to support the weight of the shelf, etc. We recommend hitting each of your 2×4 studs for maximum protection.

How to install the Free Hanging Shelf Bracket to Metal Studs:

By mounting above, as well as below the horizontal piece, this prevents any type of twisting of the horizontal piece. After the bracket is mounted cover the wall with the finish board of your choice. {pictured above are left angled brackets}

Installed bracket for free floating bathroom vanity by The Original Granite Bracket

How to Determine The Size Bracket You Will Need:

When measuring for length remember the horizontal piece is measured tip to tip. Remember to also include the part of the brace that will be inside of the wall [usually about 3 inches]. For example if you have a 12 inch wide shelf you would stay 2-3 inches from the outer edge, plus the 3 inches inside the wall. Therefore, 12 inches minus 2 inches plus 3 inches equals a 13 inch self bracket.

How to Determine the Bracket Angle:

The vertical angle placement is determined by which side of the wall stud you are placing the bracket on {you are looking directly at the wall stud}. For example, If you are mounting to the left side of the wall stud you will need a right angled bracket, if you are mounting to the right hand side of the wall stud you will need a left angled bracket. {pictured above are left angled brackets}

We now offer universal angle brackets on our Free Hanging Shelf Bracket. This removes the decision of right or left angle. This universal angle is installed on either side of the wall stud.

See our installation guide for the Free Hanging Shelf Bracket for more info before you order. 


Length…..[choose in listing] This is the total length of the horizontal piece of the bracket from tip to tip. [Remember that approximately 3 inches will be inside the wall]

Width…. 2-1/2 inches

Thickness…. 1/2 inch

Dimensions of the Vertical Tang:

Vertical Length…. 11 inches [5.25 inches above horizontal piece and 5.25 inches below horizontal piece]

Width…. 2-1/2 inches

Thickness…. 1/4 inch

Hole Dimensions…. 1/4 inch [3 holes above horizontal piece and 3 holes below horizontal piece]

 Free Hanging Shelf Bracket Features:

  • Virtually invisible, gives your shelf, countertop, desk, bathroom vanity or fireplace mantel the appearance of floating.
  • The perfect countertop overhang bracket.
  • Easy to install
  • Left, Right or Universal Angle (you choose above)
  • Left and Right Angle Brackets end has beveled edge.
  • Universal Angle is a straight cut edge.
  • Screw holes are on top and bottom of vertical piece
  • Welded for solid strength
  • Made of ½ inch thick by 2 ½ inch wide Solid American steel
  • Black
  • Bracket may be painted with anti-rust spray paint
  • Free Ground Shipping
  • Made in the USA
  • Package is (1) bracket

Additional information

Weight 195 oz

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Universal, Left, Right

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