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Easily create shelves that appear to float on the wall!

Blind Shelf Supports

Item #
20103
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Blind Shelf Supports DIY Floating Shelves
Blind Shelf Supports

Add some decorative flare and wonder to a room using these concealed shelf supports. They create the illusion that a shelf is floating and the lack of visible hardware supporting the shelf grants you a wider range of visual variety and options. These invisible shelf brackets are made of sturdy metal and have alloy steel coupling screws to ensure they maintain tension between the posts and the inserts in the plates. This gives you an impressive capacity of 50lbs for an 8” deep shelf that’s 34” or less long. (The support capacity is higher for shallower shelves.) If you need a longer shelf just add additional supports. Try adding some much needed storage or staging space to your living room, bathroom, kitchen, bedroom or office. The blind shelves include the brackets and supports you’ll need and you just need to provide the space, screws and the shelf.

(2) Blind Shelf Supports
Screws not included
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Brand No
Manufacturer Part Number CP0101
Weight 0.4000
Tech Spec

Mounting / Installation

  • 7/16" extra-long drill bit required (#28855 sold seperately)
  • Supports fit into 7/16" dia. holes in the back of the shelf
  • Hole needs to be 5" deep
  • Supports shelfs up to 8" deep
  • In order to entirely conceal the hardware, the shelf must be at least 1-1/8" thick
  • Shelf must be at least 18" long in order to span a pair of studs 16" OC
  • #8 screws suggested to sink into the stud 2-1/2"
  • Shelves longer than 34" require extra supports
  • Support arms are 5" long
  • Wall brackets are: 15/16" x 1-1/2"

Tech Docs Blind Shelf Support Instructions
Finish Nickel
Load Rating No
Organization Style Supports
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Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Just what I needed
Very easy to use and install. Can even be cut down if 5" is too long for the shelf you are wanting to use. Supports a good amount of weight
October 15, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Revise Video
The product is great but you should revise the video. Doing the indentation for the back plate with a table saw leaves a notch showing on the top of the shelf in the back. It is a no-brainer to chisel out a rectangle for indenting the back plate. And, since the drilled hole is what aligns the shelf, it does not have to be perfect.
October 12, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to install. I used a story stick to help with the bracket alignment.
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August 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great
Worked out perfectly
August 14, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good
They are what they say they are.
August 7, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Blind Shelfs
Great as long as you follow instructions
August 4, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
BLIND SHELF SUPPORTS: Easy Install, Great Strength
Installed 2" thick live edge oak shelves 34" X 8" in minutes following comprehensive included instructions with purchased 8" brad point bit. I used a portable drill guide to insure perpendicular holes using a standard 4" bit before completing the holes with longer bit. Well worth the expense if you do not have access to drill press.
August 1, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy shelving !!!
Really works great. Used 2x6 material and it held weight without any issues. Bought three more for other projects. Highly recommend.
July 30, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Product works as recommended! Easy to install, good directions for drilling the wood, couldn’t be happier!
This is the first of four shelves one more in this area and 2 more in the kitchen
Putting the shelf to good use
May 31, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Worked really great snd makes the shelf look nice.
April 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Want to try building a few blind shelves. Saw video on Wood Whisperer, looks easy enough.
Tatiana L on Oct 14, 2018
it's what the designer specified
brian l on Sep 27, 2018
Want to try building a few blind shelves. Saw video on Wood Whisperer, looks easy enough.
Tatiana L on Oct 14, 2018
They were exactly what I was looking for.
john r on Sep 30, 2018
it's what the designer specified
brian l on Sep 27, 2018
for a project
David LaDuke E on Sep 8, 2018
LIKED THE LOOK
ROBERT P on Sep 8, 2018
I have used these shelf supports before and they work very well.
Clark on Aug 31, 2018
It's exactly what I've been looking for and they look nice yet they are inexpensive. :D
Eric T on Aug 15, 2018
Purchased before, useful.
Kevin K on Aug 1, 2018
Need to hang 2 shelves in my daughters new house.
John C on Jul 31, 2018
to hang a mantle above my brick back splash for my wood stove.
James P on Jul 31, 2018
A customer wanted floating shelves in their bathroom to hang their towels on.
seth f on Jul 30, 2018
the sale price
Vernon W on Jul 28, 2018
Ummm I chose this because I want to install blind shelves? Ha! They seem strong and we've got lots of heavy books!
Brad D on Jul 28, 2018
Making some floating Cyprus shelves for my office.
Cory H on Jul 23, 2018
New venture
ARCHIE G on Jul 23, 2018
Looks strong for heavy books I need shelves for
Brad D on Jul 20, 2018
Good deal. Have a project in the kitchen in mind
David B on Jul 17, 2018
Building my own shelves and like the floating look.
Chad A on Jul 16, 2018
Hidden supports looks nice
Douglas M on Jul 13, 2018
neat clean idea to build a shelf
gregory m on Jul 9, 2018
Want to put in new Living Room
John B on Jul 8, 2018
needed to hold up shelves in our reading room
Barbara B on Jul 8, 2018
Chose because of excellent reviews and great sale price
David on Jul 7, 2018
Installing floating shelves in kitchen.
Roger H on Jul 7, 2018
I need a faster means to hang 6 floating shelves
Walter F on Jul 7, 2018
Need a good shelving solution without angle supports
Helmut F on Jul 6, 2018
project
Laurence T on Jul 4, 2018
I am putting in floating shelves
Kelli Jo M on Jun 12, 2018
Rockler reputation for quality products combined with a value based price makes the decision to order these supports an easy one.
james o on May 23, 2018
liked an online design
RYAN H on May 22, 2018
Used to hold up a 10ft curtain cornice
P N on May 19, 2018
Storage solutions for a tiny house
John C on May 19, 2018
price is right
Peter D on May 17, 2018
Have a project in mind that requires these.
Bob K on May 17, 2018
to mount a live edge mantle above my fireplace
Alma C on May 14, 2018
for a custom blind shelf install - not too many options out there, good instructional video on Rockler website.
Stefan D on May 13, 2018
I liked idea
Brian H on May 13, 2018
Been wanting to try this item and sale price was the needed motivator.
Christie C on May 12, 2018
We plan to use shelves for displaying knick knacks on the wall and didn't want to have the supports for the shelves showing.
James R on May 12, 2018
I want some shelves on a decorative wood wall I am building on our patio.
billybeevers on May 12, 2018
These are the best quality supports I have found. (Thanks for the sale price!)
Roger R on May 7, 2018
My wife wanted a shelf without the brackets. She asked me to build a floating shelf.
Stephen W on Apr 28, 2018
shelves
ANDREW E on Apr 27, 2018
Hard to find local.
Randy S on Apr 8, 2018
Wanted a clean look on wall Liked the video on how to install
Darrell B on Feb 27, 2018
great looks ! nice finish!
jamie b on Feb 25, 2018
Architect specified blind shelf supports
Charles M on Feb 15, 2018
bought before
Robert S on Jan 23, 2018
I chose them to hang my custom made floating shelves.
Suzanne S on Jan 13, 2018
Wife and Grandaughter want these.
Charles on Jan 8, 2018
They were exactly what I was looking for.
john r on Sep 30, 2018
for a project
David LaDuke E on Sep 8, 2018
Can these support a wood mantel of varying depths? We are looking to hang a live edge wood mantel that varies from 6" in depth to 12" in depth.
Erika R on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We used these supports to hang three live edge wood shelves The longest length 26" X 6". You will need to cut some of the rods for the 6" width as you wouldn't want to weaken the board. Drilling the holes is extremely important and we had a professional do them to ensure a level shelf. Good luck
It appears two brackets are included in an order. Is it possible to purchase a third bracket or do they only come in pairs?
Dave S on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, this is only sold in pairs.
I have some 3/4" cherry plywood. If I stacked them and used glue and finishing screws to hold them together, would I have a strong enough finished board to follow the standard directions?
Jeff H on Feb 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I used these brackets with a shelf made from two pieces of 3/4" hemlock glued together and the results were solid.
I have two cypress shelves 2.25" thick X 6.5" deep X 48" long. Cypress is a lightweight wood, similar to yellow poplar. How is the metal piece connected to the plate that is screwed into the studs? Guess I'm not seeing how they are connected.
John H on Jun 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The rod is connected to the plate by the threaded stud. The stud, shown in the blind shelf supports catalog cut , is pointed on one end and is used to mark the drilling centers on the back of your shelf board. The threaded connection of rod and plate is quite sturdy if you are paying attention to the weight limits; I used 4 blind supports per 50 in. shelf.
Unfortunately, the shelf that I am using is only 3/4 inch thick. Is there any similar hardware with a smaller mounting plate so that it would be hidden behind my shelf?
dana b on Aug 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a tricky problem you have. If this were my task, I would #1. Locate some studs in the wall #2. Use a level and a drill to drill a perpendicular and level 3/16" hole into the studs #3. Screw in some 1/4" diameter threaded machine rod of a length 5-9" depending upon your shelf. Force these rids to thread into the wooden studs. It actually works very well (I hope you have wooden studs) #4. Create corresponding 5/16" holes deeply bored into the 3/4" shelf. This is a detailed job, but I have done it with great results. There may be a piece of hardware available somewhere, but 3/4 is quite narrow to hide hardware. Good luck!
Do you make a product that will work with a 10" shelf?
Jason on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, we do not have a larger version to offer.
the brackets that screw into wall do they leave a space at the back of the shelve? if so how do you fix that?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unless steps are taken, there will indeed be a space of about 1/16 inch at the back of the shelf. It is hardly noticeable, but can easily be eliminated by routing space for the thin mounting plate in the back of the shelf. Note the shelf probably should be a minimum of 1 1/2 inches thick so that the mounting plate can be completely hidden. The routed recess for the mounting plate, then, can be completely hidden, and the shelves appear to "float" out from the wall.
I want to mount a floating shelf that is only 4 inches deep. I would guess I need bracket with a post no longer than three inches deep. This company manufacture such a post?
Tom S on Nov 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Just cut off some post.
Can these be mounted into mortar or brick?
DAVID H on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Ms. Melissa,
I would only mount these into brick. Mortar is to soft for mounting anything other than a small picture hanger. Remember this; if its easy to drive a nail into, its easy to pull the nail out of. Use a good quality anchor into the brick. Then again realize that most bricks made today are hollow in the center, so you don't have a large amount of surface material for an anchor to bight into. Just don't put to much weight on your shelf and you should be fine.
Can the rods be cut or order in a smaller length? My shelves are only 3" wide
Dianne E on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I believe that the rods are mild steel. anyone with a vice and a sharp metal-cutting hacksaw could cut them, but it would take a little time. You would then want to file the "burrs" off the cut end. They are solid, with the exception of the little hole for the mounting screw shown in the illustrations. I do not know if they can be ordered in shorter lengths.
What about 12" deep shelves ?
Robert S on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The key to making them work is good wall to bracket connection . If you have good connection to the wall they will work with a 12 inch shelf
Need to hang a 3" thick 6' long rough fir mantle on a brick wall. Estimate mantle will weigh 30#. Will this product work, and how many pairs should I buy?
Will L on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes i put in one support every 12 to 16 inchs. The rockler supports will more than support the weight. The important part is what you use to fasten the bracket to the wall.
the only shelving lumber I can easily purchase is 5/4" nominal (1" actual) in thickness. Is this still structurally appropriate, understanding that it will show 1/16" or 1/8" of the structural support?
barbara on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We used them in 3/4 shelving and worked fine for a kitchen. The key is strength in numbers, definitely install 16" OC and anchor in your studs, not in drywall. Make sure you drill your holes in the shelving deep enough and exactly where they line up with the brackets or they won't slide on.
What actually keeps the shelf from sliding off the rods? It seems like there could be some slop or the shelves might easily be pulled away from the wall on accident by say a child. I would expect there to be some sort of set screw to help keep the shelf in place, but I don't see anything like that in the pictures, video, or install manual.
David J on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had the same question! I've bought several sets, but I haven't used them to hold a shelf yet, but rather as very handle pins for my garage wall. One set holds my heavy cross-cut sled and another holds my drill press table, drill press vise, etc. Basically gravity and friction keep things from sliding, although with a shelf I think you could just pull it straight out unless you drilled the mounting holes slightly narrower or wider than the pins so that there would also be horizontal friction keeping the shelf against the wall.
What is the specific diameter of the blind shelf support bracket?
Jan S on Jan 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jan.
according to the technical details listed in the catalog, the hardware that attaches to the wall is 15/16" x 1 1/2". the 'supports' require a 7/16" bore hole. So that pretty much dictates requirements. for the 'look' that my client desired I constructed a 'Mitered' box w/ a top and bottom of 3/4' ply with spacers of 1/2" sandwiched between top and bottom. this thickness hides the hardware attached to the wall (slight mortise is necessary so that shelf will fit flush to the wall). the front and 2 end edges were then enclosed w/ a 2" mitered strip to give a clean look. the posts fit in the opening between the top and bottom 3/4" ply. because of the weight of this design, the shelf depth was a little less than 8". I didn't want to push the limitations. so that was how I did it. client was satisfied.
Peter
Is there a weight capacity for these? We are thinking of going with a live edge wood shelf about 30" long. I am assuming I will only be able to hit two studs in my wall. We plan on putting plates / dishes on the shelf so, weight will be a concern. Thanks
michael w on Jan 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's been a while since we installed these brackets, but I think it's 50 lbs a pair.
Would these work on a 14" deep shelf approx. 30" long?
Whitney B on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience, yes. They will work well. You must find studs within the wall, or use the best anchor solution you can. Studs are best. The product is very well designed. It is helpful to have a drill press if you are boring out the deep holes you need in the shelf. But on an installation with only two pins, I think it could be done without a press.
The shelves I'm hanging are 8 3/4in deep. I noticed that these brackets support shelves up to 8in deep. Do you think the extra 3/4 of an inch will cause an issue?
Michael on Aug 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, not at all. I've used these a number of times and love them. Very secure. I've gone up to 10 1/2 inches. Solid as a rock.
I am installing a 6' shelf and it is doug fir 2"X8"X8' it will be planed, jointed, sanded and stained. It is used for very light objects like nick nacks. My intentions are to use 3 hidden brackets and if necessary cut it down to 6' if you believe its to much for 3 brackets?
jim d on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I didn't actually use the ones I bought because they didn't look sturdy enough for my 2 x 12 Doug fir boards. I think you will need at least 4 brackets for an eight foot shelf, and they might be ok for the eight inch shelf, but maybe don't make the shelves until you get the brackets, so you can make six inch or eight inch wide shelves depending on what is most comfortable for you.
I'm assuming the answer is no, but is there anyway these would work on a wall without a stud (i.e. drywall)?
Regan S on Oct 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I never used these, but am assuming you can off set the holes in the shelf. This way you could hit a stud at 16"OC. If the shelf is longer then say 36" you would hit 2 studs regardless.
How thick is the mounting plate ?
steve g on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't have one of these in front of me, but I have installed them satisfactorily. As I recall, the mounting plate was about 3/32". I mortised the back of the shelves so that the plates did not hold the shelf out from the wall.
Can these be safely used for a 10" deep, 2" thick shelf? And what would the adjusted weight capacity be? Would more than 2 supports be needed for a 36" shelf with these dimensions?
Lisa S on Apr 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The answer is "it depends" . They'll hold up the shelf but I wouldn't load it up with heavy items unless you keep them towards the back. They're sturdy. The big thing is getting them attached solidly into studs or dead wood behind the sheetrock.
I used these for two live edge shelves. One shelf is perfectly level. The other is leaning down (drooping, sagging). Can I remedy this? Both shelves are the same weight so I don’t think it’s a weight issue.
Tnorris on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: First , are both supports sturdy in the wall , both caught studs ?
Secondly , are both supports level off the wall ?
Third , are your holes drilled straight ...a slight angle would do this also .

I’ve used these a lot with great success. I hope my thoughts can help you solve your dilemma.
Do you have any suggestions on how to drill a 5" deep hole in the edge of a shelf and keep it perfectly straight?
Frank R on Feb 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I suggest using a dowel jig it helps in keeping your drill bit straight also I used a small level that I put on my drill
My wife wants a couple 15" floating shelves but I might be able to hit one stud each. Since she uses the shelves to display decorative stuff, could the mounts be attached to drywall?
Gary W on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't. They really need to be solidly attached.
Can I use these blind shelf supports on a 11 inch dept solid wood shelf?
Big Maine on Oct 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can as long as you can keep your drill straight! Ours were 3/4 thick x 11 1/2 x 8' stock and we used a doweling jig to keep the long bit from moving. You have very little margin for error drilling so go slow and straight!
I have designed a shelf that is 12" deep, and have supports that will give further support, but want to use these hidden brackets as the method of attachment . was using MDF to be painted. the shelf and the "legs are 3" wide, so plenty of space to hide brackets. i can use solid blocks into which the supports would be drilled, As Long as enough supports are used, will this support a shelf 8 feel long, 12" deep with projections down along the wall of 12" also? Thanks,
LindaK on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When we used them, we set a support every 16" OC and mounted to the studs in the wall. Ours were floating in a Kitchen with no additional support and worked great. They challenge is drilling the hole straight in the shelf when it was only 3/4" thick. We made a jig to keep the long bit straight.
Are the support bars angled to prevent the shelf from sliding off the supports once a load is placed on the shelf?
Also, what is the weight supported for the pair?
Goblin Tinkerer on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No they are not angled.
They will hold up to 75lbs per pair
Can these be used on a brick wall?
Busy Woman on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you use the right fastener. I would think that you would have to use lead fasteners. You have to drill into the brick, tap the lead fastener into the hole and then screw the bracket on. Ask your local hardware store for help.
Shelf is 7ft long, 15 inches wide, 1 1/8 thick...Will these supports work?
Leslie S on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will need some extra supports. I would say at least 4 supports. 5 would be better
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