Rakks L Brackets Create Architecturally Inspired Spaces From Coast to Coast

by Rakks | April 28th, 2014

Rakks L-Brackets help create stunning, architecturally inspired Rakks Shelving Systems that transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary spaces. How do they do it? The L-Bracket system (US Patent #7,506,852) attaches to PC2 poles with one 1/4″-20 screw. When used with 3/4″ thick shelves, the mounting hardware is literally hidden. This versatile system delivers unparalleled design flexibility, incomparable strength and substantial value to architects and design-savvy homeowners across the country. Rakks L-Brackets support wood, glass and aluminum shelves up to 24″ deep. In this blog, we showcase three spaces in which the designers have taken the L-Bracket to new heights.

Historic Brooklyn Brownstone Undergoes Architectural Transformation

Rakks Black PC2 Support Poles and Black L-Brackets contrast with stark, white walls to create a daring, yet refined aesthetic within this renovated 1851 Brooklyn brownstone. The living space’s high ceilings and large double hung windows retain the brownstone’s character, white the Rakks Shelving Systems make a dramatic vertical visual statement. Their strength is both literal and visual as they hold the homeowner’s substantial book collection while seamlessly blending with the original architectural details of the interior.

“Industrial shelving and mid-century furniture balance the ornate original details.” – Abruzzo Bodziak Architects


Design/Photograph by Abruzzo Bodziak Architects

San Francisco Flat Creating Vertical Space With L-Brackets

Floor-to-ceiling pole supported shelving makes a dramatic statement in this San Francisco flat with reinforced concrete walls, clearly an installation challenge for any wall mounted installation.

The flat is located in an apartment complex that was built in the 50′s. Rakks PC2 Compression Poles support six tiers of 1 1/2″ rift sawn white oak shelving using Rakks L-Brackets. The system is recessed and occupies an entire wall of the living space. The shelves were built and finished by Liz Dunning Design & Woodwork of Oakland. Because the shelves elegantly “sit” in the recessed space, they provide a seamless storage and display solution while maintaining the clean line of the wall. The added bonus is that the Rakks System also easily supports a flat screen TV for entertainment.

“The other neat aspect of this project was using the Rakks PC2 Pole System…instead of relying on the walls for support the owner opted on using the Rakks Pole System in which the standards are compressed tightly between the floor and ceiling.” – Liz Dunning Design & Woodwork


Design by Graham Design, Photograph by Liz Dunning Design & Woodwork

Boston Office Loft Uses Rakks L-Bracket System to Define Their “Versatile” Reception Area

Webster’s Dictionary defines versatile as “Having many uses or applications”. This office loft of a Boston design firm has shelving with enough versatility to easily display objects of varying size and plenty of storage space thanks to the Rakks Shelving System with L-Brackets. The system was custom configured to the unique specifications of the space.

This system occupies a modular wall in the open loft and separates the reception area from the conference room that overlooks Boston Harbor. The system was configured to the exact specifications of the customer who wanted a stylish and versatile storage system. Frosted glass doors and cabinets complete the look.

“The Rakks Shelving System added style and sophistication to our office loft reception area. Not only did it provide storage space, but it blended perfectly with the painted-brick walls and the exposed wooden beams and ceilings” – Cindy Laidlaw


Design/Photograph by Rakks

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