Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michele Heavy duty but still pretty
I purchased these to build open shelving in my kitchen and really needed something that was going to securely hold a good amount of weight yet still look good. These were exactly what I was looking for. They are heavy and sturdy but still pretty. The finish perfectly matches the other oil rubbed bronze elements in my kitchen. I needed these centered on my wall so I didn't bother trying to find a stud, I just used heavy duty wall anchors to install them. The kids run and jump around the kitchen and the dishes on these shelves don't even rattle.
May 17, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jamie Screw Holes Too Far Appart
I bought these brackets for open kitchen shelving last year and liked them, so I'm using them again for another project. However, as others have pointed out, the two upper screw holes are too far apart, so only the lower hole and one upper hole can line up with a stud unless you angle them in, which looks shoddy. My solution is to first attach 3/4 inch poplar to the studs--nicely shaped and routed--and then attach the brackets. See photo.
June 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Maverick The designers overlooked screw placement
These are solid brackets with a clean visual appearance you'll be proud to show off. However, the designers made the screw holes slightly wider than will fit the profile of a 2x4 stud. That is to say, the screws will miss the stud if driven straight into this bracket, which is a major problem if you expect the bracket to support a lot of weight.
I used the brackets anyway, and just drove the screws in, angled toward the center. Not a clean solution, because the screw heads to not lay flush.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kyle Best combo of looks / sturdiness / value I could find
I'm using these for pantry shelving and they are very sturdy. For the look and quality, they are also much cheaper than alternatives I saw. As others have noted, the screw holes are a bit wide apart at about 1.25". This should be fine if you angle the screws in slightly. My house is 100 years old and my studs are actually 2" wide, so this bracket was perfect. My only complaint is that they scratch and ding easily. I would go to the store to pick them out yourself, but even still I was only able to find one that was completely scratch free. Otherwise I would rate them 5 star.
September 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob Met all Expectations
I was looking for a simple but elegant shelf bracket for a kitchen remodel. This bracket met my expectations.
September 23, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by r0ckstar Do NOT use ship to home
Like the other reviewer said, the holes are not placed right so you have to angle the screws so they will hit the 2x4. They are very sturdy and can hold a lot of weight as longs as you make sure to hit a stud with all 3 screws.
Do not use the ship to home method. I ordered 3 of these plus 4 different ones. They were all put in a box that was much too large with NO packaging. So when I got them they were all dinged up and looked like they had been found in a junk yard. Since I had to wait more than 2 weeks for these to arrive I wasn't going to return them just so I could wait another 2 weeks and hope that they would be shipped correctly. I took a file and smoothed out all the dings the best I could and repainted them and then added a thick top gloss. They do look nice now, but who ever is in charge of shipping should be fired.
March 7, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by skaizun Issues prior to installation
I wanted to put a shelf in my garage, and thought that this bracket would be perfect, but, I had issues with it, which made me cancel my plans.
It is quite heavy and sturdy, so, I have no doubt that it would have done the job, at least for light loads. And, for the record, the actual size of the bracket is 9-1/2" x 7-3/4", excluding the edge of the rounded 90-degree bend (not unusual, since a "two-by-four" is rarely exactly those dimensions).
I was disappointed that it didn't come with the necessary screws/hardware, whose sizes are listed on the information decal (see photo).
I was also concerned that the supporting arch was spot welded through the bracket (see photo), rather than having it molded as a single unit at the forge. The information decal indicates that it has a 600-pound limit, so, if I used three brackets, the load-per-bracket would be significantly reduced, and I wouldn't have put anywhere near that much weight on the shelf, regardless. But, I didn't want to take the chance of a bad weld causing it to collapse (the cantilever effect probably would have prevented that, but, I didn't want to risk it).
Thirdly, although the one screw hole at the bottom would have worked fine, the two holes at the top were very close to the edge of the wood it would have been connected to (the attached photo doesn't quite capture that), and I was concerned that a misdrill or weight shift could cause the screw to go through or pop out the sides of the wood, thus damaging the wood. The mfr could have put one hole at the top and another above where the arch meets the bracket (granted, it would have been a little difficult to use a screwdriver, but, a hex head screw would have easily worked with a ratchet wrench), and it would have eliminated the two-ear-at-the-wood-edge issue. Even if I had thicker/wider wood, the other two concerns, above, were off-putting.
For these reasons, I decided against using it in the garage. There is the potential for using them in a couple of closets, whose sixty-year old shelves' wood frame supports are beginning to buckle, but, the wood is not exposed (behind drywall), and I would have to risk using drywall anchors to make the heavy brackets secure, which I'm not willing to do (i.e., if I misdrill or if there is an issue with crumbling drywall, I would have to fix the hole and find another location for the bracket); also, the heavy-duty brackets would be overkill for the closet. I'll probably go with a shelf-track system (see photo) for both the garage and closets. For the record these brackets may not be for use where aesthetics may be an issue, as they are not "pretty".
October 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Terry Very sturdy
Cannot go wrong with them heavy duty shelf brackets. I had them installed in my kitchen. And it used to carry pretty good amount of load without any issues. These ones are very sturdy (and heavy too). But would fit very nicely. It does have a pretty low profile. Would fit a garage location perfectly. Definitely recommend this bracket, especially if you want to put up a shelf to carry heavy items.
March 8, 2016