Studlock Mantel Bracket

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Floating Shelf Brackets designed to simplify your DIY floating shelf project. With the patent pending Studlock design of a pre-drilled hole every inch, you can place your floating shelf anywhere along your wall and be able to mount to a stud.  

Heavy duty bracket made to hold heavy items on your shelves including large kitchen items.

  • For shelves that are 2-3/4" and thicker:If you have a different shelf thickness shop our other brackets here
  • Weight Capacity varies depending on support rod length
  • 4" rods: 101 pounds per stud
  • 6" rods: 68 pounds per stud
  • 8" rods: 38 pounds per stud
  • Quantity of Brackets Included: 1
  • Mounting Hardware Included: Yes, for mounting to wood studs
  • Free Drilling Jig Included: Assists in drilling straight holes in your floating shelf
  • Large Size Option: To fit nearly every floating shelf size
  • Made in the USA: All our brackets are made right here in our manufacturing facility in Rigby Idaho.

Shipping 

*Free shipping on all shelf bracket orders over $75

Allow 3-5 business days for production + 3-5 business days for shipping. We ship via UPS Ground from Rigby Idaho.

Shipping Guarantee - If your product is damaged in shipping, take a picture of your brackets and email them to support@ultrashelf.com 

Returns

Bracket returns are accepted within 30 days of the delivery confirmation date and will issue a full refund within 3-5 business days upon receiving your returned items.

To return your item, email us at support@ultrashelf.com and we will issue you a return authorization number and return label.  

The return address is 659 North, 4128 East, Rigby, Idaho 83442

Learn how to use Studlock Brackets to simplify your DIY Floating Shelf project

Installation Instructions

DRILL YOUR SHELF FOR BRACKET RODS

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Measure the back of your shelf and mark the center point of your shelf length.

Measure and mark the center of the routing jig.

Now measure and mark the shelf and routing jig for the center of thickness.

Screw the routing jig to the back of your shelf while aligning the center marks on your routing jig to the center marks on your shelf.

Screw the drilling jig to the back of your shelf and be sure to line it up with the notches in the routing jig.

Drill the hole using a 16/16" diameter drill bit for the Standard and Mantel Brackets or a 9/16 diameter drill bit for the 9er Brackets

ROUTER YOUR SHELF FOR RECESSED BRACKET

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Measure the back of your shelf and mark the center point of your shelf length. Note: If you already screwed the routing jig to your shelf as instructed for drilling for your bracket rods then skip to the last step since your routing jig will already be fastened to the back of your shelf

Measure and mark the center of the routing jig.

Now measure and mark the shelf and routing jig thickness center.

Screw the routing jig to the back of your shelf while aligning the center marks on your routing jig to the center marks on your shelf.

Router your shelf using a 3/4" Diameter x 5/16" Deep Router Bit

MOUNT THE BRACKET TO YOUR WALL

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Determine your desired location for your shelf.

With your pencil, mark where the left and right edge of the shelf will be.

Now that you know where the left and right edge of the shelf will be, next step is to mark with your pencil where the center of the shelf will be.

Using a level and pencil, draw a horizontal line marking where the top of the bracket will be.

Using a stud finer and pencil, mark the outside edges of the studs.

Place your bracket on the wall aligning the center of the bracket with your center line you drew from step 3 and align the top of the bracket with the horizontal line from step 4.

Using a power drill and supplied screws and drill bit, drill the screws into the studs. Note: You only have to drill screws along the top of the bracket.

Slide your shelf onto the bracket - You're done!

What separates the Studlock Bracket from other Floating Shelf Brackets?

2 MAIN REASONS TO USE STUDLOCK BRACKETS

1. Place your shelf where you want to not where you have to: With Studlock's patent pending design of a hole every inch, you can mount the bracket anywhere along the wall and be able to drill into a wall stud.

2. Heavy Duty Weight Rating:  The Studlock bracket is made for industrial use and can hold up to 50 pounds per stud (every 16") which means you can load up your shelves with heavy plates, bowls, books, and any other heavy decor items and not worry about your shelf sagging or falling off the wall.

Choosing your Bracket Length

Our bracket lengths range from 10" to 70". To determine the length you need, follow this simple rule: Your shelf length must be a minimum of 2" longer than your bracket length.  Refer to the image table here to see all the bracket size options and the corresponding shelf lengths for each side.

Choosing your Support Rod Length

We offer 3 lengths of support rods to allow for a variety of shelf depths. The lengths we offer are 4", 6", and 8". To determine the correct length of shelf rod, follow this simple rule: Your shelf depth must be a minimum of 1" deeper than the support rod. 

The Studlock floating shelf brackets will support shelves up to 12" deep. Note: We here at Ultra Shelf use the 6" rod length for all our shelves over 7" but we offer an 8" rod in case you feel you need extra support.

What's Included with your shelf bracket

DRILLING JIG

1 drilling jig is included in each floating shelf bracket order. The drilling jig assists you in drilling straight holes into your floating shelf and is sized properly to give it a tight fit for the shelf support rods to prevent sagging. The drilling jig is sized to fit a 13/16" auger bit. You can purchase the auger bit by clicking here

The drilling jig also includes 2 screws to secure it to the back of your floating shelf while drilling.

Although one drilling jig is included for free with your bracket order, if you need an additional jig, you can purchase one by clicking here.

MOUNTING SCREWS

Wood screws to mount your floating shelf to your wall studs are included with each bracket. We supply 2 screws for each support rod. For example, if your floating shelf bracket has 4 support rods, you will have 8 screws which will give you extra screws than what's needed for studs spaced at 16" apart. The pre-drilled bracket holes are designed specifically to fit the screws we supply which are a #10 x 2-1/2" long exterior wood screw. The head of the screw is tapered and locks into the pre-drilled hole of the bracket when securely fastened to the stud preventing the screw from slipping out of the top opening of the hole.

TOOLS TO ASSIST WITH INSTALLATION

DRILLING JIG

Assists in drilling straight holes in your shelf for bracket rods (included with purchase of bracket)

AUGER BIT

Sized to drill the perfect size hole in your shelf and fits inside the included drill jig

ROUTING JIG

Assists in routing straight lines in the back of your shelf

ROUTER BIT

Sized to router the correct depth in the back of your shelf to hide the bracket

OTHER BRACKET OPTIONS

For shelves 1-3/4" to 2-3/4" thick

For shelves 1-1/2" to 1-3/4" thick

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    DH
    08/26/2021
    Dale H.
    United States United States

    Excellent piece of hardware.

    In addition to a very well designed and manufactured product, the service from this small company was outstanding. Highly recommended.

    KN
    08/18/2021
    Ken N.
    United States United States

    J&D Remodel, LLC

    GREAT! We will be purchasing more.

    JL
    05/12/2021
    Jean L.
    United States United States

    Studlock mantle bracket

    A template would make drilling the holes easier and more precise. Overall a good product.

    DB
    04/13/2021
    Debbie B.
    United States United States

    Exactly what we needed!

    Perfect! Just what we need to hang our floating shelves! Great quality and quick shipping.

    SW
    04/13/2021
    Scott W.
    United States United States

    Mantel bracket

    Very well built

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