We choose to use MDF for our painted floating shelves instead of a hard wood so that there are no imperfection to guarantee a smooth finish when painted. It is dense enough to provide a high quality shelf but soft enough to absorb the paint. MDF(medium density fiber board) is made by breaking down hardwood into wood fibers, than combining it with wax and a resin binder. It is formed into panels by applying high temperature and pressure.
All our floating shelves include a wall mounted hidden bracket. A patent pending design with pre-drilled holes at every inch so you can fasten them to your wall studs no matter your stud placement. The shelf is built ready to hang. Simply screw the bracket to the studs and slide the shelf over the bracket.