You’ve decided to set up shelves easily and quickly using Made by Me’s Floating Shelf Kit. Before you can get to decorating and posting your creation to Instagram, you need to install your shelves properly. These four tips can help your install go smoothly when planning your design.


Measuring Floating Shelf Clearance
Tip 1

Leave a Height Clearance

Before marking of a space and installing shelves, it’s important to leave the right amount of space for foot traffic and overhead clearance. You’ll want to install shelves 4’-5’ above the ground or 10”-12” above furniture for a comfortable fit.
Consider the Shelf Weight Load
Tip 2

Consider the Weight Load

Each Made by Me™ shelf kit (hardware for two brackets) allows up to 110 pounds safe weight load when installed properly. Keep this in mind when placing larger or heavier objects on top.

Depth of Floating Shelves
Tip 3

Depth of Shelves

The shelf should not be larger than 11 3/8” in depth.

Painting Outdoor bench with oil
Step 2

Apply cabot Australian timber oil to all six sides of each board.

Make sure to use a paintbrush that is specifically made for applying this type of oil. A Purdy White Bristle Extra Oregon brush is perfect since it’s made specifically for oil-based paints, stains, and oils. This will help with proper application and even coverage of the oil.

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