A shelf is a flat horizontal plane which is used in a home,business, store or elsewhere to hold items of value that are being displayed, stored, or offered for sale. A shelf can be attached to a wall or other vertical surface, be suspended from a ceiling, be a part of a free-standing frame unit, or it can be part of a piece of furniture such as a cabinet, bookcase, entertainment center, some headboards, and so on. The length of the shelf is based upon the space limitations of its siting and the amount of weight which it will be expected to hold. Shelves are normally made of strong materials such as wood, bamboo or steel, though shelves to hold lighter-weight objects can be made of glass or plastic.
Our designers have picked out a wooden shelf, painted in white and light green which can both be hung on the wall or can be erected in any hallway or corridor. They can be hung up in your daughter’s dorm room to give her a place to showcase photos or stack books. It’s not too big in size, and is perfect for small empty spaces. It can be used by couples, families and even by little children. People usually place books on their shelves, but they can also be used for candles, video CDs or cassettes, magazines, newspapers, radios, or you can decorate them with metal items.
A good rule to follow when hanging a shelf on a wall is that the shelf should be no wider than 1.3 x bracket’s width and no wider than 1.2 x bracket’s height. But there are shelf systems where a brace is hung on the wall onto which brackets are attached without screws, so ask your supplier to give you advice if you’re unsure of which one to select.