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Ash Floating Shelves

(12 customer reviews)

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Ash floating shelves are hand-crafted and made-to-measure to your precise requirements. Produced from the finest Ash hardwood timber planks, our wooden shelves are built to last a lifetime.

Ash Floating Shelves are available up to 2.2metres in length and up to 30cm wide (Shelves wider than 240mm will usually be made with two planks). They are a chunky 44mm thick, sanded to a smooth 240 grit finish and coated with 3 layers of the best protective danish oil or Beeswax.

All our floating shelves are mounted using ‘invisible’ concealed brackets. Floating shelves are supplied with the holes already pre-drilled and the correct amount of brackets necessary for size of shelf you require. We also provide easy to follow, step-by-step fitting instructions on our website detailing how to install your shelves.

Please note, the concealed shelf brackets for Floating Shelves are only suitable for solid walls, or when the timber studs can be located behind plasterboard partition walls. Please see our How to Fit Floating Shelves page for full details and our easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to mount your shelves. If you do need your brackets in a precise position (to hit timber studs, or to avoid pipes & cables) let us know and we will position and drill the holes into the shelf accordingly.

If you have a Dot and Dab, or partion wall without timber studs, our Ash Wall Shelves with traditional undermounted supporting shelf brackets are perfect for the job.

Free Bespoke Services

We offer a completely free bespoke design service so that you can design your shelves precisely to your tastes. We can style the corners and edging, and add cable-holes or cutouts to fit around fireplaces, walls or wooden beams – just let us know what you need by completing the Special Requirements box on ordering.


We can round the corners of your shelves. Radius corners can be applied from 20mm to 100mm in size. Alternatively, we can apply a straight cut to the corners. These clip cuts can be angled to your specification. Obviously we can apply the corner designs to either corner or both depending on your needs.


We also offer a range of edging profiles: A small ‘pencil’ rounded edge, a larger rounded edge, bullnose or chamfered. If you require edging please remember to let us know which of the three sides you would like it edged (front, left & right).

Shelving Corners available diagram

Cable Holes

If you desire, we can also position holes within the shelf to allow you to run cables through. Again, please let us know where you would like the holes positioned and the size you require. Some people just want to run the cable through, while others need to be able to fit the whole plug.

Cut Outs

You may require some form of cut-out to fit the shelf around a corner, fireplace, wooden beam or other feature. This is no problem for us, we are happy to help. This is all part of the free bespoke service we offer you.

Our shelves are cut to your requirements free

Bracket Postions

All Floating shelves are pre-drilled to accept the concealed mounting brackets. As standard, we centre these holes 100mm from either end of the shelf (for shelves over 1.2 metres we will add an additional hole/bracket in the centre of the shelf. However, if you would like us to reposition the holes to avoid water pipes, electric cables or other obstacles please let us know and we will position them perfectly for your needs.

When placing your order, please remember to include the details of your bespoke needs in the ‘requirements box’ before checkout, or your shelves will be supplied square-edged.

If you require any design outside of these usual bespoke services, or have any questions at all please email us your plan or call us.

Fitting Instructions

How to Fit Floating Shelves

Floating shelves should be mounted on to exterior walls or interior stone and breezeblock walls. They can only be mounted to partition walls if you can locate the timber studs or noggins behind the plasterboard. The supporting brackets must have something solid to screw into.
For partition walls, we can position the holes into the shelf accordingly for you – simply let us know where you need them. Please call us for any advice, but if you cannot locate the studs or noggins, we advise using our timber or chrome brackets as an alternative.Please see our Wall Shelves for these alternative fixings for plasterboard walls.

Brick or Stone wallBreezeblock WallStudded Partition Wall

The concealed fixing brackets we supply with all of our floating shelves are the most versatile and heavy-duty fixings available. These simple-to-fit brackets will hold up to 35kgs between 2 brackets (including the weight of shelf). Shelves over 1200mm in length are supplied with 3 brackets, and over 2100mm with 4 brackets.

Floating Shelves Fixing Brackets

Floating Shelves Installation tools

Tools you will need

  1. Spirit level
  2. Drill (with 10mm drill bit)
  3. Spanner (10mm or adjustable)
  4. Tape Measure
  5. Pencil
  6. Small quantity of Silicone Sealant

Step One – Safety (very important)

Use a wire/pipe power detector to ensure that there are no electrical cables or water pipes in the wall where you intend to position the shelf. You do not want to electrocute yourself or flood the house!

Step Two – Position

If you are fixing to an internal stud wall, locate the studs or noggins that you intend to drill into.

Step Three – Draw a level line

Use the spirit level and a pencil to draw a perfectly horizontal line along the area of the wall where you intend to mount the shelf. If your spirit level has a measure on it, draw the line to the full length of the shelf. If not, use a tape measure and redraw the line a couple of times, until it is the same length of the shelf.

Step Four – Mark holes for brackets

Usual method – Measure from the centre of the pre-drilled holes in your shelf to the nearest end of the shelf and transfer these measurements onto the line you have drawn on the wall.
Alternative method – Offer the shelf up to the wall (with the pre-drilled holes facing upwards) and mark the centre of the holes onto your drawn line.
Don’t fret if your positioning isn’t absolutely perfect but if you do spend the time trying to position your marks as accurately as possible it will make the rest of the procedure effortless.

Step Five – Drill into the wall (Make sure you have carried out step one!)

Use a 10mm wood drill bit for studded walls or 10mm masonry bit for stone, brick or breezeblock walls. Drill into the walls on the dead centre point of all your bracket markings. Drill holes 60mm deep into the wall to fully accommodate the rawl plug.

Step Six – Insert rawl plugs

Insert the supplied rawl plugs into the drilled holes. Ensure that the rawl plug are fully inserted and they all sit flush to the wall – tap with a hammer if necessary. If any of your rawl plugs are sticking out, they will prevent your shelf from sitting flush to the wall when mounted.

Step Seven – Insert concealed brackets

Screw the concealed brackets all the way to the wall using a 10mm, or adjustable spanner – but do not fully tighten them at this point.
If necessary, pliers can be used for this task but it is not recommended – a suitable spanner is a lot easier.
Please note that using the supplied washer will strengthen the overall support of the shelf but will also produce a small 1.5mm gap between the wall and the shelf. If you don’t intend to store heavy weights on the shelf you can dispense with the washer to the shelf fits completely snug to the wall.

Step Eight – Offer up the shelf to the brackets

The arrow on the back edge of the shelf points to the top side of the shelf, please ensure the shelf is fitted with this surface on the top. Slide the pre-drilled holed areas of the shelf onto the brackets. The holes are 14mm wide (2mm wider than the brackets) so the shelf should fit with ease. If not, slowly re-adjust the brackets using the spanner until the shelf slides on easily.

Step Nine – Level the shelf

You will have noticed that the main body of the bracket is positioned off-centre from the screw end. They are designed this way so that you can perfectly level the shelf. With the shelf positioned ¾ of the way onto the brackets, place the spirit level onto the shelf and adjust the brackets with the spanner to tighten them as full as possible to the wall and level the shelf.
If you have a long shelf (1200mm+) you will have three or four brackets which will require a little more time to adjust than smaller shelves using two. Remain patient and be prepared to adjust each bracket several times to ensure a perfectly level shelf.

Step Ten – Fix the shelf.

Now the brackets are tightened and level, slide the shelf off the brackets, insert a small amount of silicone sealant into the pre-drilled holes and onto the end of the brackets. Slide the shelf back onto the brackets for the final time and push fully up to the wall. The sealant will dry and set after approx 2hrs. Using the sealant will completely fill the excess space in the drilled holes and prevent the shelf from tipping forward, or sliding off the brackets.

Designer Edging

Our latest range of Designer Shelves are created exclusively by The Floating Shelf Company. Designer shelves are available in any of the four traditional hardwoods with the option of adding a one or two stripe contrasting timber design to the front edge of the shelf. The finished effect is striking and makes a real contemporary design statement.

Designer shelf stripe edging exclusively available from the floating shelf co

Simply order the shelf of your choice and then add the designer edging option to your order using the dropdown menu provided. Adding one contrasting timber stripe is £10, irrespective on the length of the shelf. The two stripe option is only £15 per shelf.

The designer option is available for all Floating, Wall & Alcove shelves, and window sills, to the Front Edge only. Therefore the designer option is not available for corner shelves or shelves with radius or clipped corners, and cannot be applied to the sides of the shelves.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0800 772 0275 or email us

About Our Shelves

All our Shelves are produced from the highest quality Hardwoods. Our shelves are 100% solid hardwood – not laminated or veneered.

We can produce your shelves to virtually any design. If you need anything slightly different from what you see on this website, please contact us and we will try our hardest to accommodate you.

Your shelves are completely made from scratch exclusively for you in our workshop in Hertfordshire. Kiln-Dried planks are sawn, planed and sanded to a smooth 240grit finish.

We also offer a popular bespoke service completely free of charge. So if you would like straight cut or radius corners, a rounded or chamfered edging applied or need holes cutting to allow access for cables we can produce it for you. Simply call us or email your plan.

Finally, we will coat the shelves with 3 layers of the highest quality protective oil, wax or stain of your choice. If you wish to paint or varnish your shelves instead, please let us know and we will supply them to you unfinished.

All Floating shelves are pre-drilled to accept the concealed mounting brackets. As standard, we centre these holes 60-100mm from either end of the shelf (depending on the shelf size). However, if you would like us to reposition the holes to avoid water pipes, electric cables or other obstacles please let us know and we will position them perfectly for your needs,

Please be advised that our floating shelves are only suitable for mounting on exterior or stone interior walls. Or plasterboard stud walls – where the studs or noggins can be located and the fixing brackets are screwed directly into the wood. Again, we will happily position the holes so that you can mount your shelf to a stud wall.

Our Wall shelves with supporting wooden, or chrome, brackets are an ideal solution for shelves that will be mounted on a plasterboard or dot and dab wall.

Remember – we do not sell inferior ‘wood effect’ veneers, laminate, MDF or finger-jointed shelves. All of our products are the real deal – pure solid hardwood, made to perfection.

12 reviews for Ash Floating Shelves

  1. Michelle Wood (Twinings)

    We bought a couple of floating shelves for our Twinings Office in Andover and ended up buying 12 of your shelves to showcase our products (we kept coming back for more!) of varying sizes. The service received was excellent from start to finish and the quality second to none. I would (and have) recommend them to anyone. I am sure we will be back for even more in the future.

  2. David Ayrton

    We needed some shelves to finish off our new kitchen, because we wanted to keep an open aspect to the window. These ash shelves matched the cupboards perfectly and were cut exactly to the size and shape we wanted. We are very pleased with them.

  3. Helen Bettridge

    Thanks so much for our beautiful shelf! Absolutely perfect for our kitchen- looks like it was part of the design all along. It was super easy to order and put up, the fixings are brilliant and the finish of the shelf is superb. Now just got to think of more places we need some shelves in our home…. We will certainly be recommending you to friends and family and buying from you again. Thanks again,

  4. Kate Perrett

    We simply needed a shelf for our wireless speaker & i.pod, but had a very specific size and space to fill. Having the ability to order exactly the right dimensions was brilliant. The quality of the shelf is outstanding, lovely wood, and the rounded corners just set it off from anything in the stores. The fitting was easy too, the self levelling brackets worked brilliantly and it is very strong and secure.

  5. Terry Porter

    Beautiful wood and pretty easy to put up despite there being some odd angles on my Edwardian walls. I had slight mishap when installing and ruined the two wall plugs but the company sent me replacements free of charge and without complaint even though it was my fault. Rare to experience that kind of service these days. Thanks guys.

    Tremendous service and will be buying again for the kitchen when it is modernised.

  6. Marilyn Barber

    This is our second order of shelves from this company and my husband and I would recommend them without hesitation. The floating shelves with no visible fixings makes them look very smart and the installation is so easy.

  7. David Cronshaw

    Very impressed with the quality of the shelves provided; they were exactly as I had specified. The fitting instructions were also excellent. We were really pleased with the neat, tidy appearance of the shelves. As the website says “they will last a lifetime”.

  8. Lindsey Jones

    This shelf is without doubt worth every penny. It’s always daunting buying something off the net but you can purchase with confidence form The Floating Shelf Company. The craftsmanship is excellent as was the customer service help I had ordering the shelf. I will be ordering more without doubt!

  9. Debbie & Patrick Davies

    Thank you so much for the magnificent shelf we are now proudly showing off. We have told several others so hopefully you will receive further orders in the future. Keep up the brilliant work.

  10. Eddie Faloona

    Order and deliver was both quick and efficient. Quality of the shelf is excellent and the installation instructions are very easy to follow . A very good product and highly recommended. Thanks

  11. Mr M Tucker

    The shelf was easy to install and has now made our chimney/fireplace the focal point to the room. Great quick service too. Thanks a million.

  12. Marjella D’arcy

    I came across this company online whilst searching for an oak shelf to finish off my fitted kitchen. I ordered a shelf on the spur of the moment but afterwards changed my mind on the depth ordered. It was no problem at all to amend my order and a refund was given (without asking) for the price difference of the narrower shelf. I highly recommend and I was thrilled with the quality too. Thank you.

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