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Umbra Sheer Acrylic Wall Shelf

  • Sheer Acrylic Shelves by Umbra
  • Sheer Acrylic Shelves by Umbra
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Umbra Sheer Acrylic Wall Shelf


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Offering the look of thick glass, our beautiful Sheer Acrylic Shelf by Umbra shows off anything you choose to store on it. It has the illusion of floating on a wall thanks to a nearly invisible bracket.

  • Thick acrylic shelf; steel bracket
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Once mounting hardware is installed, shelf slides into place from either side



  • 18" x 5-5/8" x 3/4" h

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Umbra Sheer Acrylic Wall Shelf is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Shelf! This shelf is perfect for my kitchen (above the sink). It's plastic, so it won't break. It's stylish! I use it to hold my kitchen soaps and hand cream to keep them off the counter itself. I like its appearance also. The only "drawback" is that the little screw used to hold the shelf in place is shown in the instructions, but they don't tell you that the little screw is already in the place it's needed. When you take the screws and mollies out of the hardware package, you're still looking for that little screw. It's there but already in place. Once we figured that out, all was good. The salespeople at the store were great.
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, but ultimately a waste I used these shelves in my wall for 5 years. They were great-- I didn't have the problems with them leaning as others mentioned in their reviews. I had a problem with uninstalling them. That is, it was impossible. 3 people tried, using hammers, WD-40, Windex...and we still couldn't get them to budge. I called the Container Store, but no one had any suggestions, I had to leave these shelves behind in my old apartment, never to be seen again.
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless shelf I purchased two of these shelves and installed them according to the directions and with the materials provided. The shelves sag so bad that they look terrible and I’m worried that the few items on them are going to slide right off. They are in a bathroom and only have little jars sitting on them..
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Shelve eventually tilts:/ I had 3 shelves professional installed with heavy anchors bc the reviews indicated that the hardware was not adequatel. I have very light objects on the shelves and the lower shelve has now tilted downward significantly and I can not slide the acrylic shelve out bc the one piece of hardware I used that came with the shelve is stripped. It is ridiculous that the hardware is so inadequate for such a pretty shelf. I do not know what to do to fix it::
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sturdy I am so frustrated - I screwed the brackets in super tight to the wall, but the shelf still pitches forward. I'm afraid to put stuff on it. Further, the screw that holds the glass has stripped out, so I'm really "screwed" now - can't get it down! Help...
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beware Installation I should have trusted the reviews. The issue with this is not the look or appearance but rather the quality of hardware that comes with the package. Some of the reviewers with positive things to say appear to have used their own hardware and that's probably why they have a good rating. I was installing the anchors and got two of three in without a problem. The third one cracked, but I only had a quarter turn left, so I kept going. I screwed on the screws and as I got near to the end, the screwheads snapped off. Unfortunately, this happened to all three of the screws! Two of them snapped as I was trying to remove them after the first snapped off. Now I'll have to spend several hours to remove the anchors and patch up my wall before installing a different brand. I don't understand how anyone could make a product like this with such cheap materials. I'm also incredibly disappointed that the Container Store would carry something like this when other consumers had reported such a flaw before. Shame on me for not trusting the reviews. Don't make the same mistake - buy something else. If you do buy this, use your own anchor and screw set, otherwise you might be doing some unforseen patchwork.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read reviews first/follow instructions/will be fab I bought this shelf as an impulse buy during their shelving sale without reading reviews. Boyfriend installed for me, who is VERY HANDY, cursed up a storm about hardware included. We happened to already have 75 lb drywall anchors, and went to store to buy new Flathead screws. Buy flathead ones, or shelf won't slide in. Installed bracket and realized we didn't have space to slide it in. Boyfriend thought long and hard about it, and next night installed at an angle, and only used two end screws and top screw with small allen wrench in box. He says now you couId swing off of it! t is beautiful, does not tilt, and put several glass pieces on it, and a light underneath it to highlight the glass pieces on it. Only costs a little extra to invest in your own heavy duty hardware. I have bought other items off of another site that didn't even Come with any hardware anyways! Makes our wall look absolutely beautiful!
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed The shelf tilts, even with nothing on it. The screws are installed as tight as they can be. Installation was great--comes with template but something is not right with the design. We returned it.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Where to begin...the acyclic cracked. Before I put these on my wall I placed decorative items on the shelf just to decide placement. I left the items on the shelf overnight because I wanted my husband to install them in the wall. The next morning I noticed the acrylic cracked in places were items where set. I didn't put heavy items on the shelf, one items less 11 oz, 2 other items about a 1 lb each. I was going to forgive that and I figured no one would see it as long as I kept the objects on the shelf. But there was another problem, the hardware it came with was terrible. Anchors would not hold onto dry wall, screws so cheap that they stripped easily. Once set into the wall the shelves just kept tilting. Had to bring them back to the store. Got my money back but now I have 3 holes on my wall that I need to patch up and then find the paint the matches my wall. Ugh so upset! In the same room I have a mirror and rods heavier than shelves, so I find it weird that these didn't hold up. I'm guessing it's the hardware so if you want these because aesthetic reasons be sure you don't use the hardware it comes with.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Installation big problem Bought 4 of these shelves because of their appearance. Liked the idea that they were almost invisible & would therefore highlight only the objects placed on the shelf. Have unsuccessfully tried to install one shelf. The hardware included is not good. However even with upgrading the hardware, the shelf tilts down & am afraid to put anything on it for fear of it sliding off. Shelf will not work if installed on Sheetrock.
Date published: 2016-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from pretty good, esp. if on sale We purchased these for our bathroom and found installation easy. They stayed tightly adhered to the wall and although their slide-in, slide-out design left us anxious that they wouldn't be sturdy, over the year, we actually never had problems with them. We wish they cost less, but they also fit our need to a T.
Date published: 2013-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Returning shelf to the store :( I just installed it in my bathroom. Unfortunately, it slants downward even though the bracket is securely tightened to the wall. I haven't put anything on the shelf for fear of the stuff sliding off. I have no choice but to return the shelf to the store. I really wanted it to work out because I love its simplicity.
Date published: 2011-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Invisible shelfs, illusion of floating in air One thing that some like is an illusion of not there. A clean clear shelf fits this well as well as being a way to see the underside of things.
Date published: 2010-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mounting Problems I ordered two of these but had to send them back. Problem was I need to put some additional shelves inside a cabinet. For these shelves you screw the mount to the wall and then slide the shelf into the mount parallel to the wall. Impossible without free space next to the mount. I needed a mount where I could slide the shelf in perpendicular to the wall. Other than my mounting problem they looked to be well made and were good looking.
Date published: 2010-11-07
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Community Q&A

can a standard rectangular kleenex tissue box fit on this shelf?

Asked by: faige
Yes, but it would hang over the front about 1/2" or so.
Answered by: TNtransplant
Date published: 2016-11-27

what is the weight holding capacity of this shelf?

Asked by: thegirlontheleft
We do not recommend exceeding 15 lbs. per shelf.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2019-08-13

Do y offer anything in a floating shelf that is 14 inches in depth by at least 16 inches wide?

Asked by: BuddyK
Unfortunately we do not carry a shelf in that size.
Answered by: hcrolf
Date published: 2015-03-20

Do you have a similar shelf but 14" wide instead?

Asked by: jwinter
No, we don't have these available in a 14" width.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2016-02-24
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