10 Best Floating Shelves for Heavy Items

Our expert tested and reviewed 10 gorgeous floating shelves that can hold any heavy items. Written by : Roomdsign.com Editors | Last Updated : November 26th, 2021

Usually, floating shelves are used to hold or display any lightweight objects, such as picture frames, accessories or small decoration items. But sometimes under certain conditions, you need to put any heavy items above it such as a vases, cookwares or any heavy items.

Unfortunately, most floating shelves can’t withstand more than 20 lbs. Forcing any typical shelf above it’s limits can put yourself and your family in danger. That’s why for this purpose, you need a special nightstand with incredible strength and sturdiness.

Heavy duty floating shelves for heavy objects
Heavy duty shelves

To help you get the right shelves that can withstand any heavy objects, we put together 10 best heavy duty floating shelves that can hold at least 33 lbs on one single shelf. Some of the shelves that we include on this list have been tried and tested on our interior design projects.

Another important feature that became our consideration is the design and looks of the shelves. We only added shelves in this list that had a great design and looks, so those shelves not only great to storage your items, but also can be a great decorative addition to enhance the looks of your spaces.

1. ChasBete Heavy Duty Floating Shelves with Metal Brackets

  • Max Load : 100 lbs
  • Dimension : 16 7/8″ x 8″ x 1″
  • Style : Modern Rustic, Industrial
  • Color Choice : Wood

This shelf have one of the biggest weight capacity that we ever found in a single shelf. Yes, it can hold any objects up to 100 lbs! One of the reason this item can hold that much load is it’s high quality metal brackets and wall anchors. The board itself made from high quality 1″ MDF that also plays an important role to make this shelf sturdy.

From the design perspective, this shelves has a similar design with most typical floating shelves that hide it’s mounting system to make them appear floating. The board finished perfectly to make it looks natural with a gorgeous highlight of the wood grain, than it’s final varnish finishing make it looks a bit glossy to bring some elegant feels.

This shelves can be used almost anywhere inside your home, from bedroom to kitchen, basement or living room, as long as your home using a classic, rustic, retro, or industrial decor style. Yes, one drawback of this items is it can’t blend well with some popular decor style, such as minimalist or contemporary.

2. Buhbo Industrial Modern Steel Floating Wall Shelf

  • Max Load : 50-80 lbs
  • Dimension : 36″ x 8″ x 3″
  • Style : Modern industrial, Minimalist
  • Color Choice : White, Black, Gray

Made using durable high quality steel, this simple shelf can hold up to 50 lbs when anchored into a drywall, and even up to 80 lbs when screwed directly into wood studs. That’s quite a heavy load for one simple shelf.

Unlike many shelves in this list that used rustic wooden design, this ones come with simple clean design that is suitable for any modern, minimalist or contemporary interior style. The powder coated finish make this shelves even looks more stylish and elegant.

Another advantage using this kind of 100% steel shelves is that it’s very durable and easy to maintain. You can simply use any damp towel or a little bit of window cleaner to maintain it’s gorgeous looks.

3. Del Hutson Designs Rustic Solid Pine Wood Floating Shelves

  • Max Load : 50 lbs
  • Dimension : 24″ x 5.5″ x 2″
  • Style : Vintage, Rustic, Farmhouse
  • Color Choice : Walnut, Dark Walnut, White, Gray

If you want a heavy duty shelves with 100% floating looks without any visible brackets, than this one can be a perfect choice for you. Made using thick real solid pine wood board which is famous for it’s sturdiness, when installed properly, this shelf can withstand up to 50 lbs loads. That’s incredible for a shelves with a hidden floating brackets.

Moreover, this shelves can be a great item to make your wall looks much more interesting, thank’s to it’s stylish natural design. With 4 different choice of finish : Walnut, dark walnut, white and gray, you can easily choose the ones that will perfectly suit your current decor style.

4. Peter’s Goods 2-Tier Cedar Wood and Steel Frame Floating Wall Shelves

  • Max Load : 50 lbs
  • Dimension : 24.5 ” x 6.7″ x 16.1″
  • Style : Retro, Rustic
  • Color Choice : Whitewash, Dark Brown

For you who doesn’t only need a shelf that can hold a heavy load, but also had a large storage area, than you can consider this item. It’s 2-tier shelf offers a plenty of storage spaces while at the same time with 50 lbs load capacity, you can comfortably put any heavy objects on this shelves.

What we like from this farmhouse style shelves is it’s unique design that combine an aesthetic solid wood with simple industrial looks metal brackets. It’s solid cedar wood have a gorgeous stained white-washed looks that beautifully contrasting the charcoal steel frame, while at the same time looks perfectly integrated.

This item can be a perfect addition for any farmhouse style decor, but also can be used for any vintage, rustic or classic style as well.

5. BAMFOX Natural Bamboo Wall Shelves

  • Max Load : 44 lbs
  • Dimension : 15.7″ x 7.7″ x 3.5″
  • Style : Rustic, Industrial
  • Color Choice : Brown

This item come with 3 pieces of shelf for every package, so you can easily arrange them to create a stunning looks on your wall. With high quality metal brackets, this item can hold up to 44 lbs for each shelf, make this item can be a great addition to help you organize your room.

If you are care a lot about environmentally issue, than this shelves also can be a good options for you as it’s board made entirely of bamboo. Bamboo has been know as an environmentally friendly materials as it’s renewable and the bamboo forest can be grown much faster compared with any other woods. From the durability and strength perspective, bamboo also works much better compared with any other materials, especially MDF.

Combining simplicity in fashionable ways, this functional yet decorative shelves can works great to add more style and nature feels to your spaces.

6. Ophanie Rustic Wood Wall Storage Shelves

  • Max Load : 40 lbs
  • Dimension : Large (16.5″ x 6″ x 4.8″), Medium (14.2″ x 6″ x 4.8″), Small (11.4″ x 6″ x 4.8″)
  • Style : Classic, Retro, Vintage
  • Color Choice : Natural Wood, Weathered Gray

If you are bored with any floating shelves with typical metal brackets, than this one can be a good options for you. It’s unique shaped metal brackets is looks completely different with others, while at the same time bringing a load-bearing capacity up to 40 lbs.

With classical rustic style, this item can be a great choice for any homeowner with those decor style. Unfortunately, this shelves won’t looks great on more up to date decor style such as minimalist or modern contemporary.

7. KINLINK Set of 2 Wood Wall Shelves

  • Max Load : 40 lbs
  • Dimension : 16.5″ x 7.8″
  • Style : Farmhouse, Modern, Scandinavian
  • Color Choice : White, Light Brown, Carbonized Black

This floating shelves can easily attract anyone’s attention thank’s to it’s gorgeous simple elegant white finish. But don’t be fooled by it’s cute looks, as this item can withstand a heavy load up to 40 lbs. So, this durable shelf are not only can be used to display your small collectibles or decor items, but also can be a perfect place to keep any heavy objects.

Come with 2 different pieces of shelf for every package, you can easily set up those 2 shelf to create the looks that you want.

8. Love-KANKEI Heavy Duty Wall Mounted Floating Shelves

  • Max Load : 40 lbs
  • Dimension : Large (17″ x 4.7″ x 4.2″), Medium (13″ x 4.7″ x 4.2″), Small (9″ x 4.7″ x 4.2″)
  • Style : Classic, Vintage, Rustic, Farmhouse
  • Color Choice : Carbonized Black, Weathered Gray, Weathered Black, Rustic White, Weathered Black and Brown, Rustic White and Brown, Carbonized Black and Brown

Another heavy duty shelves that we recommend is this simple yet stylish shelves that had 40 lbs maximum load capacity. This heavy duty feature comes from the perfect combinations of solid Paulownia wood and high quality metal brackets.

With gorgeous rustic design with natural looks, this item can be a great addition to any wall space in your home. Come with a lot of different choice of finishes, you can easily pick the ones that will match with your current decor or another furniture items to make them looks flawless.

9. BAMFOX Natural Bamboo Storage Display Floating Rack Shelves

  • Max Load : 33 lbs
  • Dimension : 5.79″ x 3.6″ x 1.5″
  • Style : Vintage, Classic, Rustic
  • Color Choice : Brown, Walnut

This is the second floating shelves in this list with completely hidden brackets. But the difference with the previous ones that this item made entirely using bamboo materials. As we already said before, bamboo is one of the most environmentally friendly materials that is not only renewable, but also strong and sturdy. And that’s why this shelf can hold up to 33 lbs.

With smooth and aesthetically pleasing finish, this shelf can works wonder for any vintage, rustic or classical decor style. And you can use this shelf almost anywhere inside your home.

10. SRIWATANA Minimalist Wall Mounted Floating Shelves Ledge

  • Max Load : 33 lbs
  • Dimension : Large (17″ x 5″), Medium (13″ x 5″), Small (9″ x 5″)
  • Style : Minimalist, Contemporary, Modern, Nordic / Scandianvian
  • Color Choice : Matte Black, Matte White

The last shelves in this list is this simple minimalist style metal shelves. It’s high quality metal materials make this shelves can easily hold any heavy objects up to 33 lbs.

Come with 2 different color choice : matte black or matte white, this shelves is a great choice for you who are using any modern style decor such as minimalist, contemporary or even nordic or scandinavian decor.