Floating Wood Shelves have caught on big in the world of home interior design and decorating...and for good reason. That’s because they are so incredibly versatile and by eliminating visible shelf brackets, they open up wall space. We love the floating shelf design because it gives all the attention to our beautiful rustic floating wood shelf. A clean minimalist style that based on the choice of wood can fit rustic farmhouse to modern contemporary decor styles. Regardless, it's a one-of-a-kind accent with timeless natural appeal.
No glued-up pieces of commercially sourced lumber here - our shelves are solid single boards of cherry, walnut, maple and other native hardwoods. Our shelves show uniform grain patterns and color - beautiful natural imperfections like knots and wavy grain add to the character of the floating wall shelf. We process our own wood from log to kiln dried board - a 2-year process that's well worth the time and effort.
What you get with a ZimBoard Floating Shelf Kit
Each ZimBoard floating wood shelf is a genuine 2” thick hardwood slab finished with a commercially applied premium post catalyzed conversion varnish (CCV) finish that not only protects the wood but also brings out the beautiful natural figure and color of the wood while leaving a smooth textured satin surface. Our shelves have amazing eye-catching grain patterns, natural imperfections and rich color tones, NOT lesser stained softwood made to mimic it. Choose between natural live-edge for a rustic look, or our flat-edge for a more modern/contemporary style - both styles made in black walnut, black cherry, maple or ash in widths up to 84” long.
Our shelves are often very different from other shelves because they are genuine single-board hardwood which reveals the true natural character of the specific wood species like sapwood, knots and growth rings that together tell the story of the tree it came from. Most shelves sold are made of commercially processed lumber and lack the natural character our wood offers.
Two main factors establish the quality and eye appeal of any piece of wood furniture, and they are the actual wood used and finish applied. Our character-grade hardwood and professionally applied finish result in a high-quality shelf that delivers the beautiful natural character we're looking for.
Each ZimBoard Floating Shelf is sprayed with a clear coat sealer, sanded then sprayed with a Post-Catalyzed Conversion Varnish leaving a lustrous 20 sheen semi-gloss finish that begs to be touched – a beautiful finish that is of premium quality applied by a skilled furniture finisher - John. Once dry this finish features high solids, moisture and mar resistance, good flexibility and is more durable than many other finishes. The finish makes or breaks any wood product – especially hardwood floating shelves. We are selling wood character and our premium finish provides ultimate protection while bringing out the eye-catching wood grain and color tones.
Installing ZimBoard Floating Shelves
Our floating wood shelves are easy to install with simple tools that include a stud finder, pencil, level, drill, drill bit and Philips Head driver tip used in the drill. Our wood shelves are solid hardwood and therefore shelves over 30 inches require 2 people for a safe installation and to avoid damaging the shelf itself.
We absolutely insist that our shelves be installed with their heavy steel mounting bracket screwed directly into solid wood studs or masonry and not into drywall, plywood, or paneling.
Shelf sizes 24"W and smaller feature an aluminum cleat mounting bracket that's strong and easy to install. Shelves 30"W and wider use our HD Steel Hidden Bracket. Each wood shelf kit comes with installation instructions.
Specifications / Details
Weight Capacity: 40lbs per wall stud (every 16")
Available Sizes: Standard shelf lengths 24”, 30”, 48” and 60” with depths 8” to 12” (custom sizes available)
Quantity of Shelves Included: 1
Hidden Bracket Included: Yes
Mounting Hardware Included: Yes, for mounting to wood wall studs
Tools Needed for Install: Power Drill, Stud Finder, Level, Measuring Tape
Installation Time: 15 minutes per shelf
Production Time: 3 - 6 weeks depending on style, size and quantity of shelves
Made in the USA: All ZimBoard shelves and steel brackets are made right here in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.