Will floating shelves hold books?

Will floating shelves hold books?

They certainly will. Our solid oak floating shelves are an excellent choice for displaying books, offering both strength and beauty to your home décor. By understanding their load capacity, following proper installation procedures, and adhering to best practices for storing books, you can enjoy a stylish and functional book display that stands the test of time. With solid timber floating shelves, your books will be showcased elegantly while remaining securely in place for years to come. Use The Timber Line's recommended install method and our timber floating shelves will hold as many books as you like.

Here are some styling tips:

1. Arrange Books Thoughtfully:

  • By Size and Color: Create an appealing display by arranging books by size or color. This can make your shelves both eye-catching and organized.
  • Horizontal and Vertical Stacks: Mix up how you stack your books. Some can be vertical, while others laid horizontally can create interest and variation in your display.

2. Maintain Shelf Health:

  • Regular Dusting and Cleaning: Keep your oak shelves in top condition by regularly dusting and cleaning them with appropriate wood cleaners.
  • Avoid Overloading: Even though oak is strong, it’s wise to avoid overloading. Maintain a balance between aesthetic appeal and practical use.

3. Combine with Other Items:

  • Decorative Elements: Include some decorative items among your books, such as small plants, framed photos, or unique trinkets. This not only breaks up the visual line but also reduces the load concentrated in one area.

For more information please see our floating shelf pages, or send us an enquiry.


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