How Much Weight Can My Shelves Hold?

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It depends on the length of the shelf.

The longer it is, the less support there is to hold heavier items. In other words, a 12-inch shelf will be able to hold more weight without the chance of bowing than a 36-inch shelf.

Tips for a stronger shelf.

  • Add strength to your shelf by adding some decorative support molding to the front of a shelf.
  • Instead of using a cabinet, add open shelf storage with our stylish floating shelves.
Veneer Shelf with Single Bead Edge
Floating Shelf
Standard Veneer Shelves

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