-The bracket covers the edge of the shelf so you can cut the shelf without the cut edge showing.
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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".
Rated 2 out of
BEAUTY & the BeastDEAR IKEA Engineer, These are beautiful shelves and the brackets are very strong, however I'm not happy with the non-standard width of the 31 1/8" shelf itself. This is my question for the engineer who built these. ------ Why design the shelves shorter than the standard space between the vertical 2"x4" inside the wall. The distance from 2x4 center to 2x4 center is 32" inches, but your shelf is 31 1/8". This means the shelf will "BARELY" rest inside the brackets if I screw the brackets into the center of the 2x4s inside the wall. If the shelves were 31 7/8" they would be resting half into the bracket, and if they were 32 1/2" they could be resting almost fully into each bracket. BUT, at only 31 1/8" long the shelf barely rests inside the brackets unless I mount one of the brackets into sheetrock molleys. What a waste of time for homeowner - "ME".
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of
Awesome ShelfI have purchased over 20 of these and installed them in offices and buildings all across the state. Every client loves them, the look clean, and when mounted correctly they are quite sturdy. You should mount these with some form of Toggle Bolt for the best strength. I would highly recommend them.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 3 out of
Odd Length, Doesn't Fit StudsConsidering studs are 16" apart on most walls, this shelf being 31 1/8" instead of 32" (16 doubled) is odd. If it were 32" across, it would perfectly align with studs to promote strong hanging. As it is, with the attaching bjarnum brackets cutting down an additional half inch on each end, these land just in between studs, instead of centered.
The bracket covers the edge of the shelf so you can cut the shelf without the cut edge showing. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/images/products/ekby-jarpen-ekby-bjarnum-wall-shelf__0100664_PE243964_S4.JPGEKBY JÄRPEN / EKBY BJÄRNUM Wall shelf, birch veneer, aluminumhttps://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S89870335/898.703.35IKEA$16.99