DIY Tip: The Combined Shelf Support and Mirror Clip

by Nancy Dezarn

5/17/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Combined Shelf Support and Mirror Clip For Installing Mirrors & Shelves Simultaneously

What is one of the best things about Glass Shelf brackets? It is so easy to assemble! Involving just a one-piece shelf support and two upper and lower clips, the mirror and shelf combination can be installed in a snap. It will probably take longer to decide where to put this versatile item than it will to put it together!

The support system is designed for a 1/4 to 5/16 inch (6 to 8 millimeter) thick mirror and glass shelf. All orders come with a cork-tipped tightening screw, flat head wood screws, and plastic anchors. Choose between three stylish finishes brushed nickel, brass, and chrome.

There are a few things to be considered when buying any sort of glass shelving. Make sure that the thickness of the glass can support the items you intend to place on it. The approximate weight of the glass is 1.6 lbs per square foot, per every 1/8 inch of thickness. For heavier items, anchoring the shelves to a sturdy wall stud will help reinforce the shelving. Keeping items equally spaced along the shelf will also help distribute the weight.

Here are a few great ways to use the Combined Shelf Support and Mirror Clip:

    • In a small or older bathroom without a medicine cabinet, the shelf support can provide valuable toiletry space.
    • For small studios or lofts, the glass shelf and mirror combo can act as a vanity, making it easier to get ready for the day.
    • In a trophy room, the shelf can support your medals and awards while not detracting from their shine. In addition, the mirror subtly draws the eye to your many accomplishments.
    • In a foyer, hallway, or other entry space, the combined shelf support mirror clip can be used to create an illusion of a larger area, while providing a place for decorative elements.

With the real estate market the way it is these days, everyone is trying to cut back and live within their means. But sacrificing on square footage does not mean you have to cut back on functionality. A Combined Shelf Support and Mirror Clip is a simple way to put those spare inches to good use!

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