We definitely didn't reinvent the wheel with our leather strap floating shelf. It is kind of hard to do that and sometimes focusing too hard on innovation can take away from the true functionality and purpose of a piece of furniture.
This design pre-existed us so when we decided to design a floating shelf that hung from leather straps, our goal was to focus on sourcing the best materials and then executing through a high level of craftsmanship.
The leather is vegetable tanned leather and is the highest grade of leather that we can source locally. The leather is imported from Italy. We purchase the leather in hides and then cut it and punch it here in our shop. We also carefully source the fastening hardware and washers. This small detail adds a nice finishing touch to this floating shelf that helps elevate the feel and quality of this product.
What really makes this floating shelf with leather straps ours is the bullnose profile on the front of the solid wood shelf. The bullnose is an edge profile that we have used countless times before and it creates the perfect contour for the leather straps to fold around. The soft leather molds to the solid wood.
Of course the woodworking is also paramount here. Anyone can cut a board of wood and shove it under some leather straps but we have a tremendous respect for our craft and almost as importantly, our core material; solid wood. The wood is sanded through a series of grits to perfection and then a penetrating finish is applied by hand to give the wood a smooth and natural finish.
The leather strap shelf is easy to install and it can hold a considerable amount of weight. It is available in 3 sizes and can easily be customized if you need something specific to your application. If you have any questions about our leather strap shelf, feel free to reach out to our customer service team.