Rated 5 out of 5Â by TNtransplant Great Shelf - Classy and Functional
As far as shelves go, this is a great one. It strikes me as both functional (due to size and strength) and classy. As other reviews have mentioned, you have to have enough space on either side of the mounted shelf to be able to slide the glass shelf portion into the mounting bar, as the glass as to be flat against the wall the entire way). This isn't always possible, so it may not work in every scenario, but that doesn't take away from how much I love this shelf. In fact, it was the perfect size for two walls under my kitchen cabinet, and exactly the right look; however, there was a 1/4" thick piece of trim that would have kept me from sliding the glass in. So I simply cut a section of the trim out, so that I could install the shelf. That may seem a bit extreme, but I'm going to replace that piece of removed trim with a piece of marble that will match my new kitchen counter. What appeared to be an obstacle ended up being an opportunity (that I never would have otherwise thought of) to add in a great design element! So yes, this shelf may not work everywhere, but if you can find a way to make it work, it's a great shelf!
March 28, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by bromo Disappointing to say the least.
I was really looking forward to installing and using 2 Umbra shelves, as I really like the design and the way they look. Unfortunately, in spite of carefully attempting to follow the instructions, the installation was completely unsuccessful. I measured and marked the placement of the screws and even drilled small pilot holes to ensure proper, precise spacing and an easier installation of the screw anchors. In spite of this, one of the 3 plastic screw anchors broke off as I was screwing it in with a phillips screwdriver - as directed. This was annoying, but not a disaster, because I felt that enough of it was still in the drywall to anchor the screw. I then placed the bracket and began screwing in the 3 mounting screws. When the first screw was about 2/3 of the way in IT BROKE OFF. Really annoyed now, I removed all three screws - which meant the plastic anchors also came out and were unusable - and began to search my toolkit for a screw I could use in place of the broken one and some replacement plastic anchors. I found some, but before attempting to try the installation again, I remembered that the directions caution the installer to be sure that the screw heads were all the way in and flush with the bracket before adding the shelf. So, I wanted to make sure that my replacement screw would fit and be flush per the directions. When it seemed a bit questionable whether my replacement screw would be flush, I decided to check the 2 original screws so that I could see what a "flush" installation looked like. What I discovered was that neither of them would fit "flush" within the bracket either, and when I attempted to slide the shelf into the bracket with the screws in as flush as they would fit, the bracket got snagged on the first screw head and would not slide into position. That did it for me. I stopped, and wrapped up the shelf, bracket, broken screws and anchors and am returning both shelves - I didn't even bother to open the 2nd shelf package - after I patch the holes in my wall. Big disappointment, and a lot of wasted time.
May 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5Â by AGBurton26 Beautiful Shelves
These shelves are beautiful but they certainly weren't easy to install. You must have open space next to the shelves to mount them or get super creative by tilting the mount to slide in the shelves. They look pretty, especially when you hang several, but they are a little pricey.
March 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BigPete The right solution
This shelf is pricey but is a perfect solution for someone who needs an unobtrusive and elegant shelf for small items.
March 12, 2013