Whether installed for more storage space or as a decorative wall accent to organise your essentials, Castle Timbers floating wall shelves are attractive and functional. They help you save precious floor space in homes that are short on square meterage as they make like the Mohammed Ali of modern utility: ‘Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee’ of dream decor.
If elegance reveals itself in elimination, in the balance struck between personal style and common sense, then these new floating media storage solutions tell the timeless story in a super lucid language.
Part of the MTO Group, Castle Timbers is a specialist shelving manufacturer that’s launched a series of floating shelves and media wall unit ranges designed to free you from awkwardness and to bring you ease: they hold multimedia gadgets, and conceal unsightly cables – plus several ideas beyond these fulfil more useful functions.
Each of these ranges are the first of their kind to be manufactured in bulk, at consistent high-quality standards, for which Castle Timbers has developed a well-deserved reputation.
Manufactured from either 100% South African Kiln dried pine as the Solid Wood Floating Media Shelves, or the lightweight Floating Media Econo Shelves made from a 70/30 combination of an inner frame of SA pine (harvested from parent company MTO’s certified plantations), and an outer layer of 3mm locally sourced MDF (Medium Density Fibre / Supa Wood), or a third choice of the Floating Media Wall Units made from locally sourced 100% 16mm MDF.
The Castle Media Floating Shelves offer a 7cm wide x 1cm deep rebated groove at the base of the unit, allowing for convenient spacing of media cables, while keeping the shelf flush with the wall. The ranges come in black or white with a standard 3cm thickness x 30cm width x 44cm, 60cm, 90cm & 120cm lengths. Retail prices direct from the Castle Timbers website vary from R479.75 to R887.40 VAT incl.
The Castle Media Econo Floating Shelves offer the same features yet with a standard 4.1cm thickness x 30cm width x 44cm & 60cm lengths, retails from R269.00 to R350.00 VAT incl.
The Castle 482mm Long Media Wall units provide a 7cm wide x 1cm deep rebated groove at the top as well as the base of the unit, allowing for convenient top and bottom spacing of media cables while keeping the wall unit flush with the wall, thanks to the 2 bevelled keyslot holders. The range comes in black or white with a standard 16mm thickness x 152mm height x 350mm width x 482mm length. Retail prices direct from Castle Timbers website vary from R757.50 to R797.00 VAT Incl.
Housing essentials has never looked so good. Add texture to your arrangement by mixing materials such as brass, bronze and wooden frames. Lean these beside one another to create a decorative haven for life-long memories. For a soft accent in the bedroom, mount a shelf over the bed. Accessorise the wide shelf with your favourite books and potted plants for a personalised finish. In the kids’ room, add a trendy storage space for their books and toys by hanging a shelf above their play space. Separate each shelf by organising bed sheets, burp towels and blankets. In the home office, fix shelves behind the desk and chair to house any awards, diplomas and degrees for a professional appearance.
Looking for a way to simplify time in the kitchen? Hang a ledge above a slow cooker or espresso maker to keep spices and coffee beans on hand. Or, for a different approach, affix floating shelves to your walk-in pantry’s interior for convenient organisation. Try convenient ledges to keep the laundry room in order, too.
In the living room, leave plenty of space for furniture by displaying picture frames and marble sculptures on floating wall shelves. To dress up a blank wall in the entryway, add wall-mounted bookshelves with a set of flameless candles and ceramic planters to brighten the hallway. If your place doesn’t have the space for a console table, just hang a floating shelf to keep your keys within reach as you head out the door. Looking for inspo on how to style them? Give your home office a classic touch by hanging wooden shelves above the desk and chair. For unique storage in your kid’s bedroom, showcase trophies and toys in cube wall shelves, then organise books and games in a complementary floating bookcase. Create seamless storage for bath essentials by colour-coordinating shelves to the walls of your bathroom.
About Castle Timbers: Castle Timbers is a specialist shelving manufacturer established in 2009, headquartered in Cape Town. The company ships countrywide all over South Africa, as well as internationally – and has developed a well-deserved reputation for high quality products and extraordinarily efficient customer service. The pine used in all the wooden products is sourced directly from MTO Group’s certified plantations. This kind of client peace of mind is priceless: products have been harvested responsibly and sustainably.
Everyday people, just like their customers, the Castle Timbers mission is to make installing shelving solutions as easy as possible for customers and to encourage and maintain “live” customer interaction.
Some of the company’s innovative initiatives that best assist customers
Expect the following to always be enclosed in shelving packages:
All Standard Media & Corner Floating Shelves: a Drilling Guide with clear indicators on where to drill the holes in the wall.
All Floating Shelves & Wall Units: a Step-by-Step Guide on how to safely mount the shelving units against the wall + valuable tips for e.g. How best to drill the hole or How to ensure the unit lies flush with the wall after mounting or How best to use Nail-In-Anchors & wall plugs etc.
About MTO Group: The MTO Group is a diversified agriculture and forestry business, headquartered in the Western Cape, but with representation in White River, Tsitsikamma and Jonkershoek. The Group started as a forestry business that took over the running of Government owned plantations from SAFCOL in 1999. In 2005, MTO was privatised and currently has more than 103 000 hectares under plantation and employs more than 1500 people.
The MTO Group has four main pillars, which include its forestry and agriculture businesses, as well as a manufacturing arm (shelves and iKho and iKhoVillage sustainable living units) and a thriving ecotourism business that sees hiking, trail running, mountain biking and birding take place across its plantations, many of which now offer accommodation.
So, if you like examples of style and conscious consumerism
…right where you can see them…
hang them on your wall.