ZimBoards Honey Locust Live-Edge Floating Shelf with Heavy Steel Hidden Shelf Bracket, 2” Solid Single Board Shelf, Deep Floating Shelf, Custom Sizes Available.
Honey locust is a wood that rarely raises eyebrows unless you are fortunate enough to find a tree full of surface burls. I purchased such logs back in 2019 hoping that the visible external surface burls would be solid, easy to debark and yield some crazy character – I got lucky. This is definitely not your typical Honey Locust so these shelves are very unique! If your décor style works with rustic wood and you’re looking for an eye-catching accent these shelves may fill the bill. Custom sizes or quantity shouldn’t be an issue - I have enough kiln dried slabs for quite a few shelves.
Honey Locust: Heartwood is a medium to light reddish brown. Wide sapwood is a light yellow, clearly distinguished from the heartwood. Grain is usually straight or slightly irregular, with a medium uneven texture. These boards feature unusual surface burls in the sapwood resulting in an irregular edge.
Finish: All Zim Board Floating Shelves are smooth sanded and professionally sprayed with a clear coat catalyzed varnish leaving a durable natural smooth matt finish.
Shelf Thickness: 2.0”
Shelf Depth: Due to irregular live-edge, 8-14”
Shelf Width: 24” – 30” – 48” – 60” (30” & 48” are stocking sizes / 24” & 60” allow 4 – 6 wk. lead-time / custom sizing available).
Bracket: Brackets are 2” shorter than width of shelf - Hidden Bracket shelf has a 1.5” back-plate with 2, 3, or 4 welded posts, fastener holes drilled every 4”.
What to expect: You should expect to receive a high quality professionally made shelf. We purchase our own logs, saw them, dry them and select boards offering desired wood character and color – grain and natural imperfections. Our shelves are handmade by third generation skilled wood crafters – our steel brackets are handmade by a local metalsmith. You should expect to receive a high quality shelf that is made of solid, single-board (not glued pieces of wood) native Pennsylvania Hardwood.
Installation: Each shelf comes with an installation handbook – the solid 2” board can be heavy and awkward especially in longer lengths and may require a 2 person installation. Our design offers easy installation – the shelf bracket is completely hidden from view once installed.
The Hidden Shelf Bracket is made of ¼” cold rolled steel with welded ¾” mounting posts the shelf slides onto. Pre-drilled fastener holes are drilled on the top of the brackets back plate every 4” allowing cross-over of wall studs – additional holes may drilled. Simple installation includes: selecting install position, locating wall studs (bracket must be fastened to a solid wood wall stud or masonry), drill screw pilot holes, mount bracket, level bracket, then fasten with supplied screws. Bracket must be solidly fasten to at least 2 wall studs.