Bespoke Shelving

McMullen Carpentry & Joinery are London’s leading independent carpentry and joinery firm with over 20 years experience of fitting bespoke shelving in East London and surrounding areas.

Experience smart, sleek storage with our entirely bespoke, made to measure floating shelves. With a streamlined, totally invisible mounting, we can install our own design of floating shelf that make them look like they’re part of the wall. Use them to show of your favourite things for a contemporary display. Choose a white shelf to match a pure white wall or make a statement with a hit of colour. We can match any colour you like and all we need is a colour name and company name.

We can add detail and embellishments to match your homes era or style. A scotia moulding will match a Victorian home perfectly while clean square line might suit a freshly built flat.

What is bespoke shelving?

Bespoke shelving is custom made shelving for a specific space. It can be fitted to odd nooks and crannies, or to accommodate items of a particular size. Bespoke shelving provides homeowners with the ability to create unique storage solutions that exactly meets their own personal preferences.

McMullen shelving is the perfect solution for any home. Whether you’re looking to display your books, or simply give your kitchen some sleek storage space, bespoke shelving will help you get the most out of every inch in your home.

Our shelves can be built in any size or shape that suits your needs. Whether you’re looking to shelve your record collection, or give yourself a little more organization in the kitchen, bespoke shelving will help you find a functional use for every space. We can cut shelves to any length, width and depth (within reason) so even if you need something unusual please give us a ring or drop us an email. We can also add shelves to alcoves in kitchens and living rooms if you’ve got an awkward corner that needs shelving.

Bespoke shelves can take any form that you desire; from floating book cases and open display shelving, to understated storage cabinets and versatile wall units, bespoke shelving is as custom as it gets.

Fitted bespoke shelving has an extra benefit: because there are no exposed screws or joints where the frame meets the shelves themselves, your bookshelves won’t suffer from those annoying crevices where dust bunnies hide and grow. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how that unsightly gap got there in

What are alcove shelves?

Alcoves are indentations in walls that can be decorated and utilised in a number of ways: coat hooks and shelves are common uses that can double up as room dividers and provide homes with stylish storage solutions. Our alcove shelving is perfect for this as it’s designed to fit the dimensions of alcoves and provide a solution that covers both shelving and storage.

Watch Our Installation Of Alcove Unit Shelving

How much does it cost for shelves?

We have standard prices for bespoke sized floating shelves. We can offer a price by email before visiting your home. Just let us know the size and colour of your shelf and we will return an accurate price for you.

What’s the strongest wood for shelving?

We recommend using medium density fiberboard, it’s very affordable and strong enough to hold most things you might want to put on your shelves. The best way to find out what will be the best wood for your shelving depending on the weight of objects that will be placed on them. If you need help or advice give us a call!

Are floating shelves strong?

Floating shelves have been shown time and again to be one of the sturdiest types available even though no brackets or are needed! The secret lies in the weight distribution put into our bespoke shelving.

Not only are floating shelves stylish, but they’re also incredibly versatile. They don’t require any brackets or screws to stay in place; instead, floating shelves rest on the wall using adjustable brackets that hold the weight of the shelf by gripping onto its edges. Essentially, floating shelves are like regular shelves that can be placed anywhere there is wall space.

Floating shelving units are great for all rooms in your home, but they particularly shine in smaller living spaces. They allow you to create storage where there was none before and turn awkward corners into functional nooks – perfect if you have a small interior! Floating corner shelving units are especially useful for bedrooms with limited floor space because they can help maximize available space

How do floating shelves work?

Floating shelves work with the help of internal brackets to give a no fuss, minimal look. Floating shelf brackets generally have at least two rods that support the shelves from the inside. The shelf  has holes that allow the brackets to slide directly on to the roads allowing the shelf to be flush against the wall. The shelf can then be secured to the wall by tightening screws which are located underneath the shelf for a perfect finish.

Floating Shelf Installation

Before we start hanging anything on your walls, it’s important to find out what kind of material they the walls made from. Floating shelves should ideally be attached to a wall stud so that there is something for support and stability in case things don’t go as planned with gravity! A useful tool often used today which enables us to easily identify wall studsis called a “stud finder” a hand-held device that uses a magnet to detect metal, (found in nails / screws in the wall studs of your home) can help us locate these.

Installing Floating Shelves on Wall Studs

While anchors are important for any shelf or bracket that needs to be attached securely into a wall, if you’re going with the floating option in to a wall stud, it doesn’t require any extra support and can go right on top of your studs without an issue; however if working with plaster walls (or other porous surfaces) then wall anchors will definitely be required.

Installing Floating Shelves on Plasterboard

You might think that you can just hang anything on your wall and it will be fine, but what if there are no studs? First of all we make sure to test whether the surface is plasterboard by knocking against your walls with a light touch. If it sounds hollow, it’s probably plaster. Knowing the kind of wall we’re working with will help determine what hardware is necessary for your project.