Decorative Brackets is rated
Rated 1 out of
not a 90 degree bracket/assembly instructions
scanned Reviews to see why the bracket wasn't sitting flush with the wall. I found what Sheesh12 WROTE: It's not a 90 degree angle: Friend bought the 1U84 brackets for his sons' shelf I made him problem is these brackets are not a 90 degree angle so the front of the shelf sits facing upward when looking at it from a few feet away LOL. ....
why would Rubbermaid decide to create a wall bracket that isn't 90° angle ? this was a design flaw that you decided to go ahead and sell it anyway. Not sure how many people have skewed walls.
Response from Rubbermaid: Rubbermaid · Consumer Services
Instructions can be accessed by clicking 'Support Center' at the top of the page. Then click 'Assembly Instructions'. The file needed is titled "Decorative Shelving – Decorative Brackets".
In reference to assembly instruction, it would have been beneficial to your customers to take your directions just a bit farther and add that it can be found under CLOSET SYSTEMS.
When I did a search for 1U84 assembly instructions, what showed were images of garage storage units. Now how is that helpful when I'm looking for 1U84 decorative brackets assembly instructions?
I will return these 4 brackets and buy some that don't need 13 steps to install them posted on reviews.
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 4 out of
4 stars for brackets/1 star for instructions
Info on brackets for assembly directions is lacking. After going to rubbermaid.com you must find the subtitle of "closet/shelving" systems. Then click on "wood shelves and hardware". Then "decorative brackets". Go go to "support center" at top of page, then "assembly instructions".
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 3 out of
No way to tell how much weight they are rated for!
Looks great but I am worried the brackets are't going to handle the wooden shelf and decorations on top. Tried to call the rubbermaid team but no luck... hoping to get a better response this way? anybody have an idea what these brackets are rated for in lbs.?
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 1 out of
It's not a 90 degree angle
Friend bought the 1U84 brackets for his sons' shelf I made him problem is these brackets are not a 90 degree angle so the front of the shelf sits facing upward when looking at it from a few feet away LOL. You can't bend the bracket because the bead on the decorative part will break he decided to take them back and buy another brand bracket that worked just fine.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 2 out of
Looks good, but no instructions
Nice looking bracket, but even though the sticker says go to web site for installation instructions, the instructions do not exist. I saw this with other reviews, and the "automated?" response, was "we have instructions for many products on our web site". Yes, they do, but not for this product -- what size starter holes? How to properly mount?
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 3 out of
I saw many complaints about the sticker with the bar code on it and the great difficulty some were having removing it. The secret is similar O removing contact paper, get your hair dryer on put it on low heat, warm up the area slightly and grab ahold of a corner and it should peel off. Simple!
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of
looks great~ but took time
I was having a hard time securing the bracket to the wall, till I read the great information below my comment ! now I'm ready for my second shelf ! thanks for giving such great information~ saved a lot of time !
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of
Here is how I installed them
As many others have pointed out, the packaging says that there are instructions online, but there aren't any. I see many people here have struggled with the installation, so I will say what worked for me, and I thought it was pretty easy. If you are trying to tighten the screws with the bracket already on the wall and you don't know how you can possibly tighten it because your screwdriver can't get in, you're doing it wrong, so read below.
1) Find the stud in your wall where you'll be mounting the bracket using a stud finder.
2) Use a 3/32" drill bit to make a pilot hole where you want the top hole of the bracket.
3) Drill the long screw into the pilot hole that you just made, but don't drill it all the way to the wall. Leave just a little bit of space.
4) CRITICAL STEP: The short end of the bracket is the side that will mount on the wall. The top hole is shaped like a keyhole, with the large part of the keyhole bigger than the head of the screw. Place the keyhole over the head, and slide the bracket down over the gap that you left in step 3 so that the bracket is supported by the screw shaft. If the gap is too tight for you slide the bracket on, then take it off and screw it out a little bit to increase the gap. If the gap is too much and the bracket wiggles, then take it off and tighten the screw to reduce the gap. You might have to repeat this a few times until you have a nice, snug fit.
5) Use a level to make sure the bracket is perfectly straight and make a pencil mark in the center of the bottom hole.
6) Move the bottom of the bracket away and drill a 3/32" pilot hole where you made the mark.
7) Line the bracket back up and screw in another long screw. The bracket is now secure to the wall.
8) Use a level on top of the shelf and hold the shelf by hand to position the second bracket so that the shelf is perfectly level. Mark the position of the top hole with a pencil.
9) Mount the second bracket following steps 2-7.
10) Center the shelf on the two brackets and mark the positions of the screw holes on the shelf with a pencil. Take down the shelf.
11) Make 3/32" pilot holes, taking care not to drill all the way through the shelf.
12) Similar to step 4, take off the shelf and drill the small screws into the rear holes, but not all the way in, and adjust as needed until the shelf fits snugly onto the keyhole on the brackets.
13) Drill the remaining short screws into the front part of the shelf through the small hole on the bracket. You're done!
Date published: 2016-09-14