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Cable Shelf Brackets

  • Cable Shelf Brackets
  • Toggle Bolts 3/16" x 3" Pkg/4
  • Cable Shelf Brackets
  • Toggle Bolts 3/16" x 3" Pkg/4
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Our Cable Shelf Brackets can be used with almost any type of 5/8" to 3/4" shelf. They accommodate shelves up to 16" deep, and hold up to 100 pounds when in installed on wood studs or cement, and 75 pounds in drywall. Installation is very easy. For mounting on wood studs, we recommend using the screws included in the package and a 1/8" Drill Bit. For drywall, we recommend 3/16" x 3" Toggle Bolts (sold separately, listed below) and a 1/2" Drill Bit. For your convenience, in our Online Store, by phone at 1-888-266-8246 or by special order in any of our stores, we offer Cable Shelf Brackets for 3/8" to 1/2" shelves. (3/8" to 1/2" shelves are not available at The Container Store.)

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5/8"- 3/4"Cable Shelf Brackets Aluminum Set of 2
  • SKU#: 240010
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3/8"-1/2" Cable Shelf Brackets Aluminum Set of 2
  • SKU#: 10014991

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Toggle Bolts 3/16" x 3" Pkg/4
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Cable Shelf Brackets



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Rated 5 out of 5 by Cool shelf Got this to put in a narrow space (30") between bed and wall, too narrow for a bookcase. Installed it myself! Mounted a shallow (7 1/4") shelf at neck (rather than shoulder or head - ouch!) height with rounded edges and it works great. Holds current reading, a storage cube, clock, etc., and I have more floor room - and compliments on my stylish shelf, too. June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect These brackets were easy to hang and adjust, and they look simple and elegant. They were exactly what I needed for my application, where there was no space underneath for traditional brackets. They come with a chart for how much vertical space they need, but for my 12" shelves I needed about 12" above the shelf. A narrower shelf would require more vertical space. May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome shelves I had a handyman put them up and he said it was pretty easy - they look great and hold a lot of stuff. Love these shelves! February 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Could have been useful... ...except the most critical piece of information was not included in the product description: how long is the cable and can it be adjusted? I wanted to hang this shelf, 6" wide, below another shelf. Because the cable can't be shortened, the higher shelf has to be 16" or so above, which didn't work for me. I'll use the apparatus somewhere #and pickup at a local store was easy#, but I wouldn't have ordered it if the dimensional information, which came with the item, had been in the product description! February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome and Versatile - like me These shelves are awesome for aesthetic ambience especially in the workplace. be very mindful they have sharp corners and hang them above eye level so a distracted engineer doesnt kill themselves while dumping their trash. pricing is a steal! make sure to hire someone to hang them right otherwise it wont work! October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great and elegant I like it! it give a touch of simplicity and elegancy. Simple and pretty. I have one in my bathroom and my in my office. They look great! March 18, 2013
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Easy to hang Great alternative to traditional shelving and allows for a number of options. Definitely for a more modern decor. Minor issue: The wires end up taking up a large amount of space if you use shelves with a typical depth (8"). Not so good if you are trying to consolidate space. January 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reminds me of the Golden Gate Bridge I just fell in love with these shelves the first time I saw them. They were so easy to install. I installed them into drywall using the Elfa 1/2" Dry Wall Anchors. I placed them over my bar that is in between my kitchen and living room to hold cookbooks and glass jars containing candy for decorating cookies and cupcakes. They are amazingly strong and great looking. I was really surprised at how fast it they went up. You will need a drill with 3/8" drill bit, phillip's head screw driver (preferably electric), hammer, pencil, ruler or yard stick, and level. I plan on buying some more of these shelves for my dining room as well. June 30, 2010
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Sturdy Shelves We used 2 of these shelves, one above the other, to hold our computer and printer. It made a great desk in a tight space and we never had trouble with them. Easy to put up and sturdy! March 5, 2010
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Community Q&A

If hanging an 8" deep shelf, what is the height of the shelf hung with the brackets?

Asked by: EmmaG
I wish I'd paid more attention in school like JG in DC did! In any case, I just used these (fantastic) brackets to hang a glass shelf that is 24 inches in length, and 6.5 inches narrow. And the vertical measurement from the top of the fastener to the bottom of the shelf is 17 inches. I hope this helps to at least give you an idea?
Answered by: WritingAtMidnight
Date published: 2017-01-14

What is the length of the cable?

I need to hang more than one shelf. How much space do I need to leave between shelves (vertically) in order to do that?
Asked by: LizzieC
It appears that the cable is 41" so the height will vary with the depth of your shelf -- it forms a triangle, so the deeper the shelf = less vertical height. A previous Q&A said a 12" depth = 12.5" height, and that seems to check out; I am looking at an 8" depth, and calculate I will need about 14.5" height. (The formulas I used: a + b + c = 41 and a2 + b2 = c2 -- I used a = shelf depth, then plugged in logical values for b as the height and c as the hypotenuse (the length from the outer end of the shelf to the bracket).)
Answered by: JGinDC
Date published: 2016-02-27

If hanging a longer shelf, can you add more shelf brackets in the middle?

If the recommended shelf length is no more than 30", and your shelf is longer, can you add additional brackets along the length of the shelf?
Asked by: jenjenjenjen
To hang a longer shelf you can add another bracket in the middle, however they are sold in pairs so you might end up with an extra bracket.
Answered by: hcrolf
Date published: 2014-11-28

Can the bracket be adjusted to fit a a shelf that is 1/2" thick? Or would the brackets only fit shelves that are either 5/8" or 3/4" thick?

Asked by: contemplatingshelves
The Container Store offers the 3/8" -1/2" Cable Shelf Brackets, item 10014991. However, coordinating shelves are not available at The Container Store. The 3/8" to 1/2" thick shelves would need to be purchased elsewhere.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2015-03-03

What is the recommended distance between brackets?

I plan on using an 8' select board as a bookshelf, what is the recommended distance between brackets?
Asked by: Milehighgirl
Our Cable Shelf Brackets should be placed at 24” to 30” intervals, depending on the weight being supported.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2016-03-01

Is it possible to purchase the brackets individually? I only need 3 for a 48" shelf.

Or could I just use 2 brackets if the shelf was going to have a max weight on it of 10-15 lbs.?
Asked by: Gma4
Our Cable Shelf Brackets are only sold as a package of two. Brackets should be placed at 24” to 30” intervals.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-02-25

How long of a shelf can you hang on one set ?

Asked by: Flicker
The length of shelf would depend on what you are storing on it. For heavier items, we recommend a shelf no longer than 24" to 30".
Answered by: cmrolf
Date published: 2016-01-11

Will this hold microwave?

Could this hold a microwave and if so what is the max width between the cables and depth ?
Asked by: Corndog
No, our 12" x 24" Cable Bracket with White Melamine Shelf is not large enough to support a microwave.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2016-10-01
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