As you know, building shelves from scratch is super easy and there’s a lot of different styles and designs that you could go with. If you plan on making some shelves for your garage or storage area, you’re going to need some heavy-duty brackets and that may very well be the most important resource for the project. It’s important to pick the right brackets for the type of shelf that you plan on building. With that in mind, we did some research and we came up with a top 10 list of the best heavy-duty shelf brackets available right now.
This is a pack of 10 shelf brackets measuring 12” x 8”. They’re made of high-quality steel with a black finish and each pair of two can hold up to 1200 lbs. They are very sturdy, strong and durable but at the same time they’re not too bulky. The brackets are also very versatile and go well with a variety of different types of shelves. You can add these to bookshelves, kitchen units and also garage shelves.
In case you only need a pack of two brackets for a single shelf, check out this set. They’re strong and sturdy and they last a lifetime. The brackets are made of premium grade stainless steel and can hold up to 550 lbs. They’re very sleek and slender for their proportions, being only 1.18” wide and 0.15” thick. Being triangle-shaped, they’re super sturdy and they’re also very versatile. Installation is easy but keep in mind you need to use the right type of drill bit for the type of wall that you want to install these on.
If you want some shelf brackets that are very strong and sturdy but don’t look very industrial and don’t take up a lot of space, check out this stylish pack. It’s a set of 4 brackets with a really nice design that can fit wonderfully in kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms and most other types of spaces. These are heavy-duty shelf brackets with 3/16” thickness and a small lip designed to hold the open shelves.
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This is the sort of brackets that you’re probably already familiar with. These are simple L-shaped brackets made out of stainless steel and they measure 125 mm L x 75 mm W x 2.8 mm T (5″ x 3″ x 0.11″). They’re very sturdy and durable as well as rust-resistant which makes it easy to incorporate them into any type of space. The set includes 4 brackets and 24 screws. The mount holes measure 5mm in diameter.
If you’re going for a more rustic-industrial aesthetic, these shelf brackets should fit nicely into your design. You can get these in a pack of 6 and you can take advantage of their vintage and steampunk look in lots of very interesting and creative ways. The rounded elbow pipe design adds some visual interest to the shelf without standing out too much.
Here’s another set of 10 heavy-duty shelf brackets, this time made out of iron and with a black finish. They’re super sturdy thanks to their triangle-shaped design. In the pack you get 10 brackets, 40 screws and 40 expansion pipes so you can easily install them anywhere you want. They’re waterproof and rustproof and they’re also designed to withstand daily use scratches and to maintain their initial appearance for a very long time, even if you take them down and reposition them.
Sometimes the brackets don’t really add a lot to the overall design of the shelf, especially if you want to maintain a very simple look. In some cases it’s even best to hide the brackets entirely. That’s possible and quite easy to do thanks to sets such as this one. This is a pack of 4 hidden floating shelf brackets which can hold up to 100 lbs while remaining completely concealed. They’re great for minimalist interiors or any situation where you don’t want the hardware to be exposed. You can install these together with floating shelves that measure between 7” and 12” in depth. The back place is 5.5” wide and the rod is 6” long with a 1/2” diameter.
These heavy-duty brackets are not meant to be just super strong and sturdy but also to look elegant. They have a classical design and can easily add a bit of sophistication to both indoor and outdoor spaces, depending on how you decide to use them in your projects. They’re resistant to corrosion and quite versatile even though they have a rather specific look and style. They’re great for showcasing and displaying books, candles, lamps and all sorts of other things. The brackets are made of weighted cast iron and go well with rustic and antique=looking shelves or reclaimed wood in general.
If you want your shelves to look simple but you don’t really want to completely hide the mounting hardware, these industrial brackets could potentially be a really great choice, provided that the style suits your decor as well. This pair of brackets includes 2 floor flanges, 2 pre-heated pipes and 2 adjustable caps.
We also find these shelf brackets to be particularly beautiful. They have a lot of character even though their design is simple. The dimensions of these brackets are 11 1/4” x 6”. They’re made from heavy-duty steel and can hold up to 80 lbs which makes them really versatile and suitable for most types of spaces. In the package you get 4 brackets, 16 screws and 8 drywall anchors.