Unique Use for Ekena Millwork Stratford Wood Brackets

Mark from Lynnwood, Washington recently sent in pictures of how he completed his recent project that included our wood brackets.  His intentions for the Ekena Millwork Stratford wood brackets were not the typical function, but he had his plans set. After purchasing the brackets online, he got to working on his project. Stained and ready to be installed, Mark used the brackets for a shelf he designed to rest on the top edge of a slanted writing table to house his books. The brackets were made into beautiful bookends.

“But I didn’t use them for support brackets. I made a shelf that has, of course, the usual horizontal shelf piece itself, but also a vertical back piece of the same size (red oak also). Designed the whole shelf to rest on the top edge of a slanted writing table. Used these brackets at each end of the shelf to 1) provide connection and stabilization between the bottom and back shelf pieces, and 2) form the side-ends to hold books, etc in place on the shelf.”

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First, each Ekena Millwork wood bracket is crafted in the USA and has the potential of supporting up to 150 lbs, if installed correctly. Wood brackets have traditionally been used on mantels, range hoods and countertop projects, but they are not limited to those projects. In addition, the brackets are available in a variety of wood species and sizes. The selection of brackets is quite large so picking the perfect one should not be an issue. Finally, the wood brackets usually ships in 24-72 hours, so the customer will receive their wood brackets in a timely manner.

Feel free to check out the full collection of brackets via the link below.


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