Posted by Crystal at Sunday, August 13th 2017 12:28:08 PM under Wall Shelves
Decorative wall shelves can be bought already put together. This sort of package includes the top of the shelf, the brackets, and even matching screws. Buying shelving like this is probably the most popular way to go. These pre-packaged decorative wall shelves are simple and leave no room for error. Just check some of them out at your neighborhood hardware or home improvement store, you may be pleasantly surprised with how easy they are to install.
What will you display on your shelves? If you are creating a shelving area for your extensive library, your shelves will need to be very sturdy. Other items such as trinkets, photographs, baskets and favorite collections may not require as much support. Wood or glass shelves are better suited for smaller items, whereas wire shelving will accommodate larger items and linens very well. The more items you can store up and away using wall space means a cleaner and more organized home overall.
Different woods have different properties. Alder, for instance, is a light, easy to stain wood with no particular grain pattern and a very consistent color. It doesn`t have a lot of resistance to shock, however, so you shouldn`t try using it for shelves that might be easily dinged or damaged. Birch is another light colored wood that stains well, but it`s strong and hard, and has a noticeable fine wavy grain. Aspen is similarly light and evenly grained. It`s also very easy to find in shelves.