You probably do not give your shelf brackets a second thought – after all, they merely support the shelf, and it is the things that you put on the shelf which matter most. While that is true, it is actually important to give your shelf brackets a second look – because they are prime opportunities for decorating your room and giving it more elegance.
Every facet of your house should serve as many uses as possible so that they have good value. Each piece must not just be functional, but decorative as well. For example, make your shelves the star (or the perfect complement) to any room. The best way to do so is by using wood shelf brackets for your wall mounts or shelves.
Wood brackets are a great way to accent your shelves and provide more lasting support. Metal brackets have the tendency to lose shape under heavy pressure. They are also not as attractive as elaborate brackets made of wood. Come holiday season, or any other festive occasion, you can use the brackets as additional anchors for your home decorations, especially if the brackets have carvings where you can thread wreaths or garlands through.
Wood shelf brackets would work best with wall shelves or surfaces. With the right rivets and drills, wood brackets can be strong enough to support a shelf with a usual heavy load, like books or filled jars. Do make sure that the wood brackets are attacked firmly and correctly to your shelf so that there is no risk of the whole thing suddenly crashing down. Usually, the brackets would come with attachments like screws or bolts. If you have not performed attaching a shelf bracket before you should let a professional do it for you.
The decorative opportunities are endless with wooden shelf brackets. Wood is easy to carve into various intricate or solid designs. Brackets usually come in the traditional right triangle style, with a curved outer edge, but your wood brackets can have other variations like three dimensional carvings, hollowed or gouged out patterns, or fortifying back plates. You can have your wooden shelf brackets resemble centuries old church or castle carvings, or you can have them look like the brackets used in wood cabins or old American-style house.
Whatever style you have in mind, brackets are a great accent to any wall – almost akin to being sculptures that you hang on the wall. It will be one part of your home that will always be complimented upon and asked about. You can have them made in the same finish as the shelf, or have them in a different tone for contrast. They will definitely look interesting and make your plain wall pop. Care for your wood shelf brackets in the same way that you would look after your furniture, and you can be guaranteed shelves and great shelf support that will last for many, many years.