-The bracket covers the edge of the shelf so you can cut the shelf without the cut edge showing.
IKEA of Sweden
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Bracket/shelf: Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
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Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home. If you are uncertain about what type of mounting devices to use, please contact your local hardware store. Also available in size 47⅞x11".
The bracket covers the edge of the shelf so you can cut the shelf without the cut edge showing. http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/images/products/ekby-jarpen-ekby-bjarnum-wall-shelf__0100664_PE243964_S4.JPGEKBY JÄRPEN / EKBY BJÄRNUM Wall shelf, birch veneer, aluminumhttp://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S89870335/898.703.35$24.99