Float

Summary

Description

Handcrafted in North Dakota, our floating shelves are perfect for displaying decorative items or as much-needed storage in a small space. Each shelf holds up to 20 pounds.

Details & Dimensions

Care & Fit

Frame Wall Video

From treasured photos to artful images, learn how to create your own personal gallery. Watch the video

Design a Frame Wall

Learn how to design your own frame wall.

Who Makes This?

Learn about the artisans:  Wood Products of Grand Forks, North Dakota

Zoom

012

Float

Stocked Item
$149.00

For large orders, please
e-mail us or call 800.301.9720.

Add to Cart Add to Wishlist Returns & Guarantee

We'll deliver unlimited furniture items to for one flat rate per trip.

Ordering a single item? Delivery is only $129

Edit ZIP Code View Delivery Details

UPS Shipping

Ship an unlimited amount of small accessories for free. Ship one large accessory item or a piece of small furniture for $25 via UPS Ground.

Get an unlimited number of small accessories delivered for this set rate.

Delivery rate for a single large accessory item or a piece of small furniture.

Free delivery on this item.

View Options and Prices
made in North Dakota
Read all reviews

Summary of all reviews

by PowerReviews
Float 36" Wall Shelf
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (13)
  • Color (9)
  • Quality construction (9)
  • Good price / value (6)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Display photography/art (14)
  • Decoration (9)
  • Accent (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (9), Eclectic (5), Mid-century modern (5), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

Reviewed by 18 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Excellent for Public Displays

By Library Friend

from Mid-Michigan

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Great design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display photography/art

    Customer comments about Float 48" Wall Shelf:

    This shelf was bought by our Friends of the Library group to add extra display space above our display case in our public library. The top of the case was constantly cluttered with announcements, newsletters, bookmarks, etc. giving it a very unprofessional look. This shelf has given us the perfect place to display our newsletter and special announcements (placed in plastic signholders) along with some seasonal decorations. It's color is very close to the 40 year old display case and blends in well with the overall look of our tastefully renovated and modern library space. Because installation is to a very soft block wall weight was a concern. Until we discovered this shelf we really had no options. The engineering of this shelf system was perfect, light enough to work but giving the appearance of a substantial piece of wood. We've received many, many positive comments on how nice the shelf looks.

    Share this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not so great

    By Andy

    from Denver, CO

    Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Color
    • Looks nice

    Cons

    • Poor Construction
    • Poor quality
    • Price

    Best Uses

    • Accent
    • Decoration
    • Display photography/art

    Customer comments about Float 36" Wall Shelf:

    The mounting bracket was damaged- I received the delivery of the shelf and didn't install it for another 2 weeks (was out of town). I had to clamp and glue the mounting bracket back together to get to the point where I could actually mount it to the wall. I didn't think that was terrible, but then as I was mounting the veneer I noticed that a whole corner was damaged and crushed. Upon looking at the shipping box I noticed this was damaged and re-taped by the shipping company, and the box damage coincided with where the shelf was damaged. For a $160 shelf I wasn't expecting to have to repair it. Then finding the damage to the veneer was really upsetting as this was discovered right as I was finishing the install. Overall, I would not reccommend this product for purchase. Terrible quality, terrible delivery.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Damaged delivery carton resulted in damaged item inside (broken in 2 different locations).

    • I live in a:
    • House
    • This product is used in my:
    • Primary bedroom

    Share this review

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    THINK TWICE, So disappointed

    By Ms Midcentury Modern

    from Austin, TX

    Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

        Customer comments about Float 36" Wall Shelf:

        I waited months before I decided to purchase this 48" walnut floating shelf. With excitement I waited for my purchase to arrive. Unfortunately, it arrived damaged --- extremely frustrating after waiting so long and having a deadline to finish my dining room decor. It was obvious the damage happened during the time of packaging. Fortunately customer service was extremely helpful and was able to get a new one shipped out asap. A week later I received my new shelf ... Sadly the second shelf also arrived damaged. It obvious their shipping department does not review items before packaging. Unacceptable for items in this price point. Decided to give up and continue my search for a shelf.

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Dining area

        Share this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Winner

        By Love to Retro

        from Oregon

        Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

        Pros

        • Great design
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Decoration
          • Display photography/art
          • Utility Surface

          Customer comments about Float 36" Wall Shelf:

          Very happy with this shelf - it adds a surprising amount of style for such a small object. Had planned to prop framed poster on it, but hanged poster on wall instead. Shelf is behind the sofa and closes a gap there. I now use it for books, candleholders, a vase with branches, framed photo, coasters and to put down drinks. It makes the sofa more utilitarian and cozy, while creating a great focal point.

          How much weight it can support depends on whether you mount it on wall studs or not. The shelf is an outer sleeve that fits over an interior support frame. This interior frame extends all the way to the front and is spaced closely enough to provide plenty of support. If your walls are not straight you may have problems.

          Now for what could be better: It would be nice to have a way to attach the sleeve to the frame with a few hidden screws on the underside. The color (cherry) is a bit darker and has less of a red tone than shown on the website. There was also a problem with the wrong hardware sent, but R&B replaced it quickly.

          • I live in a:
          • House
          • This product is used in my:
          • Living room/family room/great room

          Share this review

           
          4.0

          Nice quality float shelf

          By MichaelSF

          from San Francisco, CA

          Style Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color
          • Great design

          Cons

          • Screw Hole Spacing

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Decoration
          • Display photography/art

          Customer comments about Float 36" Wall Shelf:

          The shelf looks great and is sturdy. My only complaint is the predrilled holes for the screws are not the standard 16 inches between studs. This should of been done for 2 of the 3 holes. I ended up adding holes so i could attach it to several studs directly.
          Other than that the shelf has great fit and finish and looks how you would expect from room and board.

          • I live in a:
          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Primary bedroom

          Share this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great shelves

          By San Antonio Room and Board Lover

          from San Antonio,TX

          Style Classic/traditional, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great design
          • Perfect
          • Quality construction
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Customer comments about Float 36" Wall Shelf:

            Love how it fits perfectly in the corner

            • I live in a:
            • House
            • This product is used in my:
            • Kids’ room

            Share this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Look great, not sturdy

            By Mom of 3

            from Glenview, il

            Style Eclectic

            Pros

            • Color
            • Great design

            Cons

            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

            • Display photography/art

            Customer comments about Float 36" Wall Shelf:

            I bought 6 of these. They look great but don't plan to put books on them. Lightweight artwork would be great but I put books on them and they are coming out of the wall.

            • I live in a:
            • House
            • This product is used in my:
            • Kids’ room

            Share this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Construction with defects

            By Don

            from Atlanta, GA

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color
            • Great design

            Cons

            • Poor quality

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Storage

            Customer comments about Float 48" Wall Shelf:

            Product goes well with exisiting P&B products. However we had to return our initial orders (2 shelves) both due contruction defect. In both cases the edges were coming off. We assume the cold weather in Michingan and poor use of glue caused the issue. (Ordered in February)
            We had to re-order and again similar defect was apprent on the new ones. Got tiered in returning and decided to fix it myself.
            Sad for such a high price item.

            Service and delivery comments:

            The product is usually on back order. 2 week wait time common.

            • I live in a:
            • Townhouse
            • This product is used in my:
            • Living room/family room/great room

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            Floating art

            By Modern Mom

            from Skokie, Illinois

            Style Eclectic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color
            • Great design
            • Quality construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Display photography/art

              Customer comments about Float 48" Wall Shelf:

              Delivered to my home, on time!

              • I live in a:
              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Living room/family room/great room

              Share this review

               
              2.0

              not very solid

              By ace

              from new york city

              Style Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Color
              • Great design

              Cons

              • Poor quality

              Best Uses

                Customer comments about Float 48" Wall Shelf:

                these shelves are essentially hollow so you cannot put much weight on them. unless your walls are perfectly straight, they are difficult to hang completely flush w/your wall but to be fair, this is the way w/almost all seamless mounting shelves. there needs to be a better system. r&b do provide great service, they took back the shelves that i did not want n credited my acct. without a hitch!! i did get free standing bookshelves that were great.

                • I live in a:
                • Apartment/condo
                • This product is used in my:
                • Kids’ room

                Share this review

                Displaying reviews 1-10

                Back to top

                Previous | Next »

                Ask a Question

                Do you have questions about this product?

                We're here to help with answers from our expert Design Associates.

                10 Questions | 10 Answers
                Displaying questions 1-10
                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  Is the float wall shelf available in a black finish?
                  Asked on 3/5/2014 by jdub from Topeka, KS

                  1 answer

                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  Does this walnut veneer match the walnut in the Hudson line?
                  Asked on 11/24/2013 by Michael

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    Yes, the walnut on both the float wall shelves and Hudson collection will be similar in color and will work beautifully together. Please note that the natural color of walnut varies in tone and grain and may not match perfectly.

                    Answered on 11/25/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  Where along the length of shelf are the screws located that attach the shelf to the wall? I am planning my space and want the shelves mounted to studs.
                  Asked on 11/24/2013 by Mark from Scottsdale, AZ

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The wall bracket that attaches to the wall is 35 1/4" wide. From left to right, the first hole is 3 3/4" in from the outside edge. The next hole is 12 1/2" in from the first whole. The third hole is 15 3/4" from the second hole and is 3 1/4" in from the right outside edge.

                    Answered on 11/27/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  How deep are they? I see length info but not depth. TX
                  Asked on 11/7/2013 by roomandboardfan from newport beach, CA

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Float shelves are 8” deep. You can find this measurement on the left side of the Product Page, under “Details and Dimensions”

                    Answered on 11/7/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  Can float be ordered in an 18" length? I would like 3 or 4. Please advise.

                  Thanks!
                  Asked on 8/20/2013 by Shelfless from Boulder

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The only size options for the Float shelf are 36 inch or 48 inch.

                    Answered on 8/21/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  Can you make this in a custom size, like 27" or 30" wide? and 1.5" thick? Thank you!
                  Asked on 8/20/2013 by Elizabeth1293 from Orange Co., CA

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    No. With the Float shelf collection, we do not have an option for custom sizes.

                    Answered on 8/20/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  How do these hang and how much weight will the shelf hold? Or does weight capacity depend more on hardware inserted into the wall?
                  Asked on 8/8/2013 by Michigander

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    There is an interior frame that is mounted to the wall. Once the frame is mounted to the wall, the wood shelf casing slides over the shelf frame. Installation instructions are included with product. Shelf will hold up to 30 lbs. Can hold more depending how and what the shelf is mounted to.

                    Answered on 8/8/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  Is this shelf available in longer lengths, such as 4 feet and other finishes besides walnut?
                  Asked on 6/27/2013 by Pat from Rolling Hills Estates, CA

                  1 answer

                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  Can this shelf be done in a white finish?
                  Asked on 6/11/2013 by dmb design from Thompson cT

                  1 answer

                • Float 36" Wall Shelf

                  Q:

                  are there installation instructions for this online?
                  Asked on 5/31/2013 by jonchi from Wisconsin

                  1 answer

                  • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                    A:

                    The Float wall shelf does include instructions, however we currently do not have instructions online for this particular wall shelf.

                    Answered on 6/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                Displaying questions 1-10

                Do you have a question about this product? 

                We will not share, sell or trade your e-mail