Choosing the right size shelf bracket
This classic bracket is available in 5 different size options and 7 colour choices, making it ideal for both smaller or larger shelves.
The Iron Bridge brackets exemplify British quality and have a tough powder coated finish meaning they are easy to clean, and perfect for use both indoors or outdoors.
Our first and smallest size is the 4.5" Bracket perfect for bathroom shelves and smaller spaces. This bracket is so appealing and certainly one to use wherever you can find some spare wall space. Ideal for shelves up to 5-7" deep.
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The second size is the 6" which is ideal for medium sized shelves up to 8" deep and any room where shelves are needed but you don't want to overwhelm the room.
Ideal for shelves 6 - 8" deep.
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The 7" follows closely behind and this size seems to be the most popular for the majority of households who are considering several shelves or using multiple brackets.
Ideal for shelves 7 - 10" deep.
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The 8" Iron Bridge bracket is ideal for kitchens, laundries, offices or bookshelves. It can also be great in boot rooms, cloakrooms or tack rooms and is ideal for heavy duty shelving.
Ideal for shelves 8 - 12" deep.
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Finally the 10" bracket is our largest in this range and perfect for heavier shelves or larger projects and rooms where a deep shelf is required. These are also popular in alcoves which are usually found in period properties.
Ideal for shelves 10 - 14" deep.
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Product shown: Black Ironbridge Cast Iron Bracket
Each bracket is available in White, Black, Pewter, Polished Brass, Aged Brass, Shot Blasted Brass and Powder Coated Aged Brass finishes which gives you the ultimate choice to match with colour schemes and room designs.
Now you have an idea of the best bracket size depending on your shelves purpose and location, you can browse our most popular minimal shelving brackets options.
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Or in contrast why not take a look at our decorative options for supporting your books and beyond.
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Taking these recommended steps will enable you to choose brackets which are most suited to your shelving needs, and also to enjoy a well-organised and functional storage solution for years to come.