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Fittings and Instructions

Floating Shelves and Mantels


Floating shelves or mantels should be mounted on to exterior walls or interior stone and breezeblock walls. They can only be mounted to partition walls if you can locate the timber studs or noggins behind the plasterboard. The supporting brackets must have something solid to screw into.


For partition walls, we can position the holes into the shelf accordingly for you – simply let us know where you need them. Please call us for any advice, but if you cannot locate the studs or noggins, we advise using our rustic shelves with brackets.

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The concealed fixing brackets we supply with all of our floating shelves are the most versatile and heavy-duty fixings available. These simple-to-fit brackets will hold up to 35kgs between 2 brackets (including the weight of shelf). Shelves over 1200mm in length are supplied with 3 brackets, and over 2100mm with 4 brackets.

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Floating Shelves Installation tools
- Spirit level
- Drill (with 10mm drill bit)
- Spanner (10mm or adjustable)
- Tape Measure
- Pencil

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Supplied Fixings:

- 2 Floating Shelf brackets per shelf <120cm, (3 floating shelf brackets there after)

- 2 white rawl plugs 

- 2 Washers


Step One – Safety (very important)
Use a wire/pipe power detector to ensure that there are no electrical cables or water pipes in the wall where you intend to position the shelf. You do not want to electrocute yourself or flood the house!

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Step Two – Position
If you are fixing to an internal stud wall, locate the studs or noggins that you intend to drill into.

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Step Three – Draw a level line

Helpful hint - if you put the spirit level on the back of the shelf first and mark where the centres of the hole are you can use these to mark where you need to drill. If this is done you can skip step four.


Use the spirit level and a pencil to mark either the holes you drew on the spirit level or draw a perfectly horizontal line along the area of the wall where you intend to mount the shelf. If your spirit level has a measure on it, draw the line to the full length of the shelf. If not, use a tape measure and redraw the line a couple of times, until it is the same length of the shelf.

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Step Four – Mark holes for brackets
Usual method – Measure from the centre of the pre-drilled holes in your shelf to the nearest end of the shelf and transfer these measurements onto the line you have drawn on the wall.
Alternative method – Offer the shelf up to the wall (with the pre-drilled holes facing upwards) and mark the centre of the holes onto your drawn line.
Don’t fret if your positioning isn’t absolutely perfect but if you do spend the time trying to position your marks as accurately as possible it will make the rest of the procedure effortless.

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Step Five – Drill into the wall (Make sure you have carried out step one!)
Use a 10mm wood drill bit for studded walls or 10mm masonry bit for stone, brick or breezeblock walls. Drill into the walls on the dead centre point of all your bracket markings. Drill holes 80mm deep into the wall to fully accommodate the rawl plug.

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Step Six – Insert rawl plugs
Insert the supplied rawl plugs into the drilled holes. Ensure that the rawl plug are fully inserted and they all sit flush to the wall – tap with a hammer if necessary. If any of your rawl plugs are sticking out, they will prevent your shelf from sitting flush to the wall when mounted.

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Step Seven – Insert concealed brackets
Screw the concealed brackets all the way to the wall using a 10mm, or adjustable spanner.


If necessary, pliers can be used for this task but it is not recommended – a suitable spanner is a lot easier.


Please note that using the supplied washer will strengthen the overall support of the shelf but will also produce a small 1.5mm gap between the wall and the shelf. If you don’t intend to store heavy weights on the shelf you can dispense with the washer to the shelf fits completely snug to the wall.

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You may adjust the shelf brackets slightly until they're perfectly level. Place your spirit level so it rests on the shelf brackets. If level, perfect, however, if not you can adjust the height slightly by turning the brackets with a spanner. The screw which you inserted into the wall is slightly off-centre in the concealed shelf support rod meaning you have +/- 3mm of height adjustment between both shelf brackets.

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Step Eight – Fix the shelf
Now the brackets are tightened, slide the shelf onto the brackets push fully up to the wall (sometimes requires a bit of force). 

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Omni Console Tables

Our Omni console tables are supplied with two legs for the front side of the console. They naturally lean into the wall, however, if you have small children or pets we would recommend using the "L" bracket we provide to attach it to the wall. 

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Supplied Fixings:

 -9 x  25mm black screws

 -1 x 38mm black screw

- 1 x L Bracket

- 1 x red wall plug ( suitable for plasterboard and masonary) 

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Installation tools
- Screw Driver

- Drill

- 6mm drill bit and drill


Step One – Safety (very important)
Use a wire/pipe power detector to ensure that there are no electrical cables or water pipes in the wall where you intend to position the console if you're attaching it to the wall. You do not want to electrocute yourself or flood the house!

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Step Two - 

Attach the legs onto the omni console table using the eight 25mm black screw provided and the pre-drilled holes.

Attach the L bracket to the underside of the console table on the rear edge using one 25mm screw. We advise somewhere in the middle

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Step Three – Position

If attaching to the wall, lean the console in the position you'd like it to be placed and use a pencil to mark the hole on the L bracket against the wall. 

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Step Four – Drill into the wall (Make sure you have carried out step one!)
Use a 6mm wood drill bit for studded walls or 6mm masonry bit for stone, brick or breezeblock walls. Drill into the walls on the dead centre point of your pencil mark. Drill holes 40mm deep into the wall to fully accommodate the rawl plug.

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Step Six – Insert rawl plug

Insert the supplied rawl plug into the drilled hole. Ensure that the rawl plug is fully inserted and sits flush to the wall – tap with a hammer if necessary. 

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Step Seven – Attach to the wall.

Use the one 38mm black screw to attach the console table to the wall by placing the console back against the wall with the "L" bracket directly over the rawl plug. You can then use the 35mm screw to go through the bracket and into the rawl plug behind. 

Our Omni console tables are supplied with two legs for the front side of the console. They naturally lean into the wall, however, if you have small children or pets we would recommend using the "L" bracket we provide to attach it to the wall. 

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Supplied Fixings (Per Shelf):

- 2 x  25mm black screws per bracket (To fit from brackcet into the shelf)

- 2 x 38mm black screw (To fit the bracket to the wall)

- 2, 3 or 4 brackets dependant on length (<1200 (2 brackets), 1200 - 1800 (3 brackets) & >1800 (4 Brackets)

- 2 x red wall plugs or plasterboard fittings per bracket 

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Installation tools
- Drill

- Spirit Level

- Pencil

- 6mm drill bit and drill

- Screw Driver or Screwdriver bit for the drill

- Tape Measure

- Hammer


Step One – Safety (very important)
Use a wire/pipe power detector to ensure that there are no electrical cables or water pipes in the wall where you intend to position the brackets. You do not want to electrocute yourself or flood the house!

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Step Two – Bracket Position
Mark the centre of your spirit level and measure out from the centre and mark where you intend the brackets to align on your shelf i.e. if your shelves are 1000mm in length the brackets should be set in ~10% from each end so measure out from the centre 450mm each way. (The 10% rule works for all shelf lengths). These marks on your spirit level will help for brackets position. 

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Step Three – Height

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Measure up form the floor or worksurface you'd like the height of the shelves to be to the top of the shelf and deduct 70mm for standard brackets that come down the wall and 10mm for J brackets which go up the wall (difference between the top hole on a standard brackets and the bottom hole on a J bracket and the top of the shelf).

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Step Four – Mark holes for brackets
Place your spirit  level on mark you made to either the left or right

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Step Five – Drill into the wall (Make sure you have carried out step one!)
Use a 10mm wood drill bit for studded walls or 10mm masonry bit for stone, brick or breezeblock walls. Drill into the walls on the dead centre point of all your bracket markings. Drill holes 80mm deep into the wall to fully accommodate the rawl plug.

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Step Six – Insert rawl plugs
Insert the supplied rawl plugs into the drilled holes. Ensure that the rawl plug are fully inserted and they all sit flush to the wall – tap with a hammer if necessary. If any of your rawl plugs are sticking out, they will prevent your shelf from sitting flush to the wall when mounted.

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Step Seven – Insert concealed brackets
Screw the concealed brackets all the way to the wall using a 10mm, or adjustable spanner.


If necessary, pliers can be used for this task but it is not recommended – a suitable spanner is a lot easier.


Please note that using the supplied washer will strengthen the overall support of the shelf but will also produce a small 1.5mm gap between the wall and the shelf. If you don’t intend to store heavy weights on the shelf you can dispense with the washer to the shelf fits completely snug to the wall.

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You may adjust the shelf brackets slightly until they're perfectly level. Place your spirit level so it rests on the shelf brackets. If level, perfect, however, if not you can adjust the height slightly by turning the brackets with a spanner. The screw which you inserted into the wall is slightly off-centre in the concealed shelf support rod meaning you have +/- 3mm of height adjustment between both shelf brackets.

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Step Eight – Fix the shelf
Now the brackets are tightened, slide the shelf onto the brackets push fully up to the wall (sometimes requires a bit of force). 

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