ZimBoard Ash Floating Shelves feature a genuine Pennsylvania white or black ash single-plank shelf finished with the PREMIUM FINE-FURNITURE FINISH, Catalyzed Conversion Varnish (CCV). We never glue store-bought boards together but instead use a genuine 2” thick ash wood slab showing uniform grain and color. Our CCV Finish is the fine furniture industries recognized premium finish that is more durable sealing the wood and is maintenance-free requiring no re-application.
WHAT IS CONVERSION VARNISH? Conversion varnish, also called Catalyzed Conversion Varnish (CCV) is a lacquer which consists of a two-part application process - a hardening agent is added to the varnish prior to spraying. This hardening agent provides additional durability, is fast-drying, and consists of 40-60% solids. CCV is more durable than Lacquer and won’t yellow like Polyurethane.
Other hand-rubbed finishes do not compare to CCV’s durability, texture or level of required maintenance.
The CCV Finish Advantages justify its cost because it’s more durable and elastic thus moves with the wood. CCV is heat, humidity and scratch resistant providing it is applied properly. CCV protects the wood longer, is easy to clean and leaves a satin-smooth textured surface.
CCV is more costly but delivers a better floating shelf finish when compared to most other wood finishes. CCV protects our beautiful character-grade hardwood while exposing its awesome color and character. Our Finishing Department is capable of providing you with a professionally applied – premium finish.
STYLE – STRONG HIDDEN BRACKET – EASY INSTALLATION Our White or Black Ash Live-Edge shelves show the natural curvature of the tree’s under-bark surface with bumps and nibs revealing a naturalistic / rustic style.
12-24”W wide shelves feature our aluminum cleat style hidden bracket that is easy to install and holds the shelf securely to the wall (40# capacity per wall stud). Shelves 30”W and greater feature our heavy steel “post” hidden bracket that is also easy to install (50# capacity per wall stud).
Choose the correct size wood shelf that fits your space. We maintain a ready-to-ship inventory that continuously changes – expect a 3-5 wk. lead-time on made to order shelves. Our maximum shelf length due to shipping restraints is 90”W and a depth of 15”D. Other shelf options include custom finishes and under-shelf LED lighting.
SPECIFCATIONS: Wood – Native Pennsylvania White or Black Ash Finish – Catalyzed Conversion Varnish (CCV) Construction – Live-Edge, Solid single-plank, which is routed and drilled to accept the shelf hidden bracket. Available Sizes – 12” to 90”W wide X a maximum of 15”D deep. Bracket – Aluminum-Cleat Hidden Bracket (40# capacity per wall stud), Shelves up to 24”W. Shelves 30”W and greater use our HD hand forged Steel Post Bracket.
Fasteners and Instruction Booklet included with each shelf.
INSTALLATION Installing our shelves is simple and easy, although our longer shelves (over 36”W) may be a little heavy and awkward requiring two sets of hands to safely install. Each shelf comes with an Installation Manual – a stud finder, power drill, pencil, level is required to install.
IMPORTANT | PLEASE READ Our shelves are a “character-grade” single wood slab and not glued up pieces of commercial lumber – no glue seams or unmatched grain patterns just the authentic natural figure of the wood – continuous grain patterns and character.
Multiple shelf orders – When we saw our logs, we keep the wood slabs together while they’re dried and when they’re stored. This means we can use wood with the same character, color and edge – when you order multiple shelves for the same location, they will have the same color and character.
We do not recommend using drywall anchors – drywall anchors are not suitable for holding our solid hardwood shelves.
OTHER AVAILABLE OPTIONS We specialize in Black Walnut, English Walnut, Black Cherry, Silver/Red Maple and Ash. We also inventory unique wood slabs with unusual edge character. Much of our work is custom ordered so welcome special requests.