Shelf Bracket Finishing TipsYour shelf brackets are completely sanded and are ready for you to finish. Here are a few finishing tips:
- Our shelf bracket braces (the concave or straight, diagonal member) are attached with screws and no glue. You may unscrew these to facilitate the finishing process. Please place a mark (like, a number) on the end grain of the brace and the matching mark on the "L" to designate matching parts and it will be easier for you to reassemble them later. Also, the shelf bracket's "L" joint is screwed and glued, so don't attempt to disassemble this portion.
- If you opt to stain your shelf brackets to match your existing cabinetry, it may be obvious; but, we suggest that you start by ordering the same wood type. If we don't offer the wood type that you need, please give Tyler a call and he can discuss your options. Getting your stain to match perfectly can often be a difficult task, so we suggest you consider finding out what stain was used on your cabinets and hopefully purchasing some from the cabinet manufacturer. If this is not possible, you may want to bring a part of your cabinets (like, a drawer front) down to your local paint store and they may mix up a matching stain for you to purchase.
- If you intend to paint your shelf brackets, we recommend you choose our maple shelf brackets. Maple is a "tight, closed grain" wood and is ideal for painting.