In order to save some material, as long as the shelf and bracket are installed correctly, the bracket is strong enough to be using the 1:2 ratio. Meaning that the brackets can be 1/2 the length of the shelf itself. But we always suggest to use 2 studs at a minimum.
No. 99% of the time, you will not be able to see underneath the shelf and the set screws. If that is still a concern, you can purchase a filler for the holes.
We generally recommend your shelf be at least 2" thick when using the aluminum bracket - for a standard installation, we advise never going thinner than 1 ¾ in thickness for your shelf at the absolute minimum.
This is because the bracket itself is 1 1/2" thick, so you will need at least 1/8" of additional material on the top and bottom of your shelf to house and conceal the bracket. Just remember to leave yourself that 1/4" of shelf thickness when selecting your material.
In general, it's best to leave at least 1/4" at the top and bottom of your shelf, since its far too easy to blow out 1/8" with the smallest movement. See below for a diagram of the recommended shelf thickness.
• 1.506 Inches / 38.2524 mm
• 0.904 Inches / 22.9616 mm
• 23.75 Inches / 60.325 cm (2 FT Brackets)
• 47 Inches / 119.38 cm (4 FT Brackets)
• 94 Inches / 238.76 cm (8 FT Brackets)
• Male Bracket to Wall
• Mat Aluminum Finish - Non-Coated
• 6063 T6 Aluminum
• 300lbs Average at an 8 Inch Depth*
What's In The Box
• Hovr Bracket System
• 1 x Corresponding Alan Key
• 1 x Drill Bit Small (3/16”)
For each 2 FT
• 4 long screws
• 14 short screws
• 3 set screws
For each 4 FT
• 8 long screws
• 25 short screws
• 4 set screws
For each 8 FT
• 16long screws
• 50 short screws
• 8 set screws
Each Order Comes With
• No more floating shelf sag
• 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
• All Required Screws
• Any length possible (you can combine brackets together)
• 17/64 HSS Steel Drill Bit (Set Screw Install)
• 5/16 #18 HSS H3 Tap Bit (Set Screw Install)
• Epoxy Glue (Glue Install Method)
• The bits can be found in our Installation Bit Pack
We recommend you grab an Installation Bit Pack to ensure you have everything to go ahead with your installation.
It comes with the 17/64 HSS Steel Drill Bit & 5/16 #18 HSS H3 BTM Tap Bit
The Hovr Bracket System uses a male and female bracket that interlock and screw together to form unparalleled strength. The average load capacity is 300lbs.*
Our average weight load capacity for an 8 inch depth is 300lbs. Have clients to be confident in your project. And withstand usage over time.
At the end of the day I really do love the quality of the hovr bracket system. It’s a little tricky to install if everything isn’t perfect but if you read the instructions carefully before you start it’s not a problem. Definitely the best floating shelf bracket system out there. Definitely recommend!
Hovr Bracket System
I will not build or sell a floating shelf without using the Hovr bracket system. I build and sell quality - without exception. Brandon, HD Built LLC
The brackets themselves work great and the instructions / instructional video is pretty good. I purchased two of these and will continue to look for these in the future as well
I think you are losing potential sales. It’s a common refrain with the woodworkers i know, and in one case a reseller- that the 1-5” channel is too wide. When woodworkers get rough lumber, it comes at 2” and needs to be milled. And when there are needs for ping shelves like 5’ it becomes more challenging to maintain enough materiel to accommodate the 1.5” channel. You’re left with a wafer.
Changing the width to 1-3/8” would make a big difference and not compromise strength materially.
Unfortunately this limitation is something I have mentioned previously and until you guys take a hard look at it, I believe you are missing opportunities. Otherwise , it’s a great product.