All our shelves are made from the highest quality timber. The timber for our white floating shelves is sustainably sourced and manufactured in Europe, before being transported to our workshop in the UK, where it is cut-to-size and painted in New White - a light and warm shade by Farrow & Ball, our paint manufacturers of choice.
As a durable and hard-wearing timber, oak is ideal for solid wood shelving in either your home or your office. These shelves come in a standard depth of 200mm and (like our worktops) are 40mm thick, with a range of widths available from 300mm up to 1500mm. All are supplied with square edges and are sanded to a smooth 150 grit before paint is applied. Each shelf is constructed from a series of 40mm staves that are finger-jointed together with high pressure glue, to ensure optimum strength.
To prepare the sanded timber for painting and prevent raising of the grain, we brush the surface with a water-based primer, made of traditional alkyd resin. Following this process, New White paint is then applied in two separate coats, with plenty of drying time allowed to create a consistent appearance. The result is an exceptionally attractive and silky finish, that still allows a little of the wood's characterful grain texture to show though.
These shelves come pre-drilled, ready to be mounted on to the specialist floating shelf fixings provided. Each solid oak shelf is supplied with the number of brackets required for its size: 2 brackets for 300 and 600mm wide shelves; 3 brackets for 900 and 1200mm wide shelves; and 4 brackets for the 1500mm wide variants. The use of 'invisible' brackets makes these shelves look very impressive when mounted in kitchens, offices or anywhere else around the home.
Due to the weight of these painted oak shelves, we recommend that they are mounted onto either solid brick or concrete block walls. Alternatively, if mounting on timber stud walls, be sure to fix the supports directly into the studs.
Our solid oak shelves are crafted from only the finest raw material, ensuring that their strength, resilience and charm will not diminish with age. These shelves are manufactured from real timber and, as such, small knots and splits may occasionally be present in the wood. Though this is very rare, it is considered a natural development in the wood and part of its character.