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Curtain rod

Shelf bracket infos

You will find here the information about:

  • How to calculate the dimensions

  • The dimension of the model with a BALL END

  • How they are joint together in the middle


Refer HERE  for more info about the finish.

How to calculate the dimensions
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Classic Bracket
You can leave 1 to 3 inches between the end of the bracket and the shelf edge depending on the dimension of the shelf. The brackets are not exactly the dimension showed, due to the forging process, even if we try to make it closer. It's more or less 1/8" to 1/4".


Industrial bracket
The dimension of the bracket is referred to the length of the shelf. For example, a bracket of 6" is made to receive a shelf of 6".  So, It's calculated 6" from the wall to the end of the shelf and I leave a little space of around 1/8" between the shelf and inside the lip of the bracket.
The longest dimension is the length and the shorter is the height.

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Are they strong?


All my brackets are very strong. I'm not a scientist but I made some trial with an anvil in my shop as you can see in this photo.


Classic Brackets:

They are made with solid bars 1/4"  x 1", 1/4"  x 1 1/2"  or 3/8" x 1 1/2" for the bracket itself and 3/8" or 1/2" for the scrolls. They can take 50 to 100 pounds each. 


Industrial bracket:
These brackets are very strong. they are made with 3/4" or 1" solid square. They can take more than 100 pounds each.


It is important to make sure that is strongly attached to the wall with good fasteners. You can also distribute the weight on a larger number of brackets. 

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