The Sumo Wall Shelf is a single wall shelf with an unobtrusive base and a nonsense name. The base anchors the actual shelf to the wall, and then the single, slim shelf extends out from it. They're simple, unobtrusive and designed to suit many different needs. Use them to hold anything from a couple of simple photographs to an entire home entertainment system (they support up to 88 pounds). Sumo Floating Shelves start at 18" and go all the way to 45".
What's to Like:
You can order these babies in sizes between 18" and 45" inches wide, making them perfect for anything; from books and DVDs to record players, televisions, and other entertainment equipment.
What's Not to Like:
They aren't as seamless as some other floating shelves - the base is always visible, if not bold.
A simple, effective, and adaptable wall shelf that can answer many different needs.
With a 16" depth, the Sumo is our deepest shelf to date. Rated to hold up to 88 lbs., the Sumo is the perfect addition to your home entertainment center. Use it to hold your DVD player, gaming system or cable box. Purchase in multiples and use in tiers to create a wall of storage and organization.
Dimensions: 18" w x 12" d x 1" think 18" w x 16" d x 1" thick 32" w x 12" d x 1" thick 45" w x 12" d x 1" thick
Weight Holding Capacity: Supports up to 88 lbs. when properly installed
The Sumo Shelf includes mounting hardware for drywall or for attaching to wood studs in the wall, but it does not include hardware for mounting to concrete block. You would need to purchase masonry screws, and please note that the mount will not be flush to the surface since concrete block does not have a smooth surface.
Answered on 4/4/2013 by Karen G. from Smart Furniture
what color are the brackets? I want white shelves (I have cobalt blue walls), and hope the brackets themselves won't be unattractive.
Actually yes, the screws for the Sumo Shelf are 2 3/8" long.
Answered on 3/13/2013 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
Q: I had previously asked: "What are the hole spacings for the metal bracket for the 18" Sumo shelf?" A:Smart Furniture said: "The hole spacing is 9 3/4 " from one center to the next. This is on the 12X18 & 16X18 bracket."
If the shelf is 18" wide, leaving only 9" on each side of center, how can the hole spacing for the bracket be 9 3/4" from the center?? Thanks.
The Sumo Shelf Bracket has only 2 holes in the 18" length. Since it is just extruded aluminum you can drill as many as you like. The 2 holes are not from center but rather the center of the holes are 9.75" from each other.
Answered on 10/10/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
I like the look of your picture. What product is the bottom drawer/cabinet?
You can drill a hole where you need in each shelf to allow the cords to drop on the back side of each shelf.
Answered on 10/18/2011 by Anonymous
Answered on 2/10/2012 by J from NYC
Is the finish on the shelf suitable for commercial use? I prefer floating shelves to store/display our glasses, tea sets, fruit, yet the surface must be non-porous to pass health code. Can these shelves be re-painted, should they begin to show ware?
In the bag of tools with the bracket there is a strip of 2 sided little pieces – very thin. The strip has 4 separate pieces on it cut about ½” wide and ¾” long. If these are applied to the top edge of the shelf where the shelf sits in the bracket, (or the edge of the bracket where the shelf sits) it helps reduce some of that leverage applied and therefore also any forward leaning. You only use these if you need them, they are not necessary if your shelf is level.
Answered on 4/22/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
I didn't use them. The best way I found to mount it is to go to a hardware store and buy mollies with machine head screws about 3 in long and the same diameter as the screws that came with it.
Answered on 6/4/2011 by Donrtomp from Camdenton, MO
In the in-room picture of the Sumo shelves, is the long run of shelving made up of several separate shelves (perfectly aligned)? For example, if I want a run of 3 feet of 16" deep shelving, do I buy 2 18" shelves?
Answered on 2/11/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
since most - and my - wall studs are 16" oc, I will need to use the hole set of the left 12" from center mounting hole and the right 4" from center mounting hole - will these be enough to support 25 lbs of dvd and satellite dish unit cause none of your other 2 holes are of any help in getting to the other studs?
You are correct, studs are typically placed 16" on center, but sometimes also at 12" (for earthquake rattled California) or 24" (when 2x6's are used instead of 2x4's). You will be perfectly fine mounting the two screws into studs and the others with drywall anchors to support the shelf. Also, you are free to drill extra holes in the extruded aluminum bracket to best suit your mounting needs. Most likely not necessary given the weight you plan to put on the shelf, but an option nonetheless.
Answered on 1/27/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
What is the finish on the shelves? i.e. is the white shiny/polished or matte?
Q: How many holes does the 24" bracket have? A: The 24" bracket has three holes total. One hole is located in the center of the bracket while the other two are spaced 8" from center. Q: How many holes does the 32" bracket have? A: The 32" bracket has four holes total. Two holes are spaced 4" from center and two additional holes spaced 12" from center.