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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.

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Details of Float 48w Wall Shelf

  • Dimensions: 48w 8d 2h
  • Product Origin: made in North Dakota
  • Item Number: 667917

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Float 36w Wall Shelf
 
4.0

(based on 22 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (16)
  • Color (13)
  • Quality construction (12)
  • Good price / value (8)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (7)

Best Uses

  • Display photography/art (18)
  • Decoration (11)
  • Accent (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (11), Mid-century modern (7), Survivalist / minimalist (6), Eclectic (5)

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5.0

Better than expected

By Mimi

from Naples, FL

Style Minimalist

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Color
  • Great design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Display photography/art

    Customer comments about Float 36w Wall Shelf:

    Wasn't quite sure of the construction as no photo existed as to how it was put together. Upon receipt it was really well constructed and easy to install. It is very strong and holds the specified weight. It looks great and matches another piece from Room & Board.

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    5.0

    Great piece of ledge

    By Mom

    from Nipomo, CA

    Style Mid-century modern

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Color
    • Great design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accent
      • Decoration
      • Display photography/art

      Customer comments about Float 36w Wall Shelf:

      Easy to imstall, estheticly pleasing and super functional

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Tsny

      from New York, ny

      Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Display photography/art

        Customer comments about Float 36w Wall Shelf:

        Looks just as pictured

        • This product is used in my:
        • Living room/family room/great room

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        5.0

        Love these shelves!

        By LEH

        from Denver, CO

        Style Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Color
        • Great design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Display photography/art

          Customer comments about Float 36w Wall Shelf:

          Great looking shelves and the bracket that supports them is made of wood so you can drill holes through it to anchor in your wall studs for extra support. The shelves arrived quickly and were packaged with extra padding on the corners to avoid damage during shipping.
          I'm delighted with this product.

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

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          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 48w 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.

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            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 36w 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

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            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 36w 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

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                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 36w 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

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                  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 36w 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

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                  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 36w Wall Shelf:

                    Love how it fits perfectly in the corner

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

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