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Upgrade Your Display Game with Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests

Upgrade Your Display Game with Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests

If you're in the market for a sleek, nearly invisible support for your glass shelves, you're in the right place. Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests are here to revolutionize how you showcase your merchandise, combining unobtrusive design with sturdy functionality. Let’s dive into what sets these shelf rests apart, how to effortlessly install them, and why they're a smart addition to any retail or display space.

Introducing Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests

Tailored for glass shelves, these rests fit all Capitol Hardware shelf brackets and come equipped with clear suction cup cushions to ensure your shelves stay securely in place. The pivot lock style adds an extra layer of security, making sure your display remains intact and elegant.

 Features:

  • Universal Fit: Designed to accommodate all of Capitol Hardware’s shelf brackets for maximum versatility.
  • Discreet Design: The clear plastic material ensures these rests blend seamlessly into any display setup and are nearly invisible through the glass shelves.
  • Protective Cushions: Included clear cushions offer added stability and scratch protection for your glass shelves.
  • Secure Locking: The pivot lock mechanism ensures your shelves are securely fastened, providing peace of mind in busy retail environments.

How They Operate

Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests are designed to support and secure glass shelves with minimal visual interference. Be sure to install as noted below.

Installation Made Simple

Setting up your Clear Shelf Rests is a hassle-free process, designed for quick and efficient installation:

  1. Bracket Preparation: Ensure your shelf bracket is firmly attached and in your desired location.
  2. Place the Rest: Position the shelf rest vertically above the hole near the top rear of the bracket, slide the tab though the hole, and pivot the shelf rest so that it lays horizontally on the top of the bracket. Repeat this installation in the hole near the top front of the bracket. All brackets for glass shelves need two shelf rests per bracket to function as designed.
  3. Shelf Placement: Gently lay your glass shelf on the cushions and place in desired position before pressing down on the shelf
  1. Press down on shelf: Activate the suction cups by pressing down on the shelf to secure the shelf firmly in place. This will lock the shelf in place to ensure that your merchandise is displayed securely and stylishly.

For retailers and designers seeking a blend of elegance and functionality, Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests offer an ideal solution. They promise an unobtrusive yet sturdy support for glass shelves, ensuring your display looks immaculate and professional. Whether you're outfitting a high-end boutique, a contemporary gallery, or a stylish home, these shelf rests are designed to enhance your space without overwhelming it.

FAQs

Q1: What are Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests made of? A1: These shelf rests are crafted from clear plastic, offering a discreet yet sturdy support for glass shelves, complete with protective clear cushions.

Q2: How do the Clear Shelf Rests stay secure? A2: Thanks to the pivot lock style mechanism, these shelf rests ensure that your glass shelves are securely anchored in place.

Q3: Are these shelf rests compatible with all shelf brackets? A3: Yes, they are designed to be universally compatible, fitting all shelf brackets to offer flexibility in your display setup.

Q4: What purpose do the clear cushions serve? A4: The cushions provide stability and scratch protection for your glass shelves, ensuring they remain in pristine condition.

Q5: Where can I purchase these Clear Shelf Rests? A5: You can find Capitol Hardware's Clear Shelf Rests on their website, capitolhardwarellc.com, along with a wide selection of other retail fixture solutions.

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Enhance Your Space with Capitol Hardware's Invisa-mount Flanges

Enhance Your Space with Capitol Hardware's Invisa-mount Flanges

Navigating the world of retail display and interior design requires an eye for detail—especially when it comes to presenting merchandise in both a functional and visually appealing manner. Capitol Hardware, LLC, shines in this arena, offering a sleek solution with its Invisa-mount Flanges.


These innovative flanges are more than just a new product; they symbolize Capitol Hardware's commitment to elevating retail and closet spaces. This post will explore the design, installation, and unique attributes of the Invisa-mount Flanges, highlighting their impact on the industry.

How They Function
Simplicity and efficiency are at the core of how the Invisa-mount Flanges work. Made for 1-1/4" diameter round tube hangrail, they're crafted to attach display units to walls or floors without unsightly screws or bolts, ensuring a sleek and tidy appearance that still offers the durability needed to showcase merchandise effectively.

Installation Guide
Installing the Invisa-mount Flanges is quite easy, mirroring Capitol Hardware's focus on user-friendly designs:

Capitol Hardware, LLC's Invisa-mount flanges.
1. Preparation: Start with a flush, level, and sturdy surface for installation.
2. Check length of hangrail: The hangrail should be 1” shorter than the distance between the walls.
3. Marking: Hold the threaded insert part of the flange against the surface at the location you want the hangrail and mark where to drill through the holes in the threaded insert.
4. Drilling: Drill at the marked spots. Use a 1/8” drill bit for the recommended #8 or #10 FHWS at least 1.5” long if installing on studs. If installing into drywall use #8 machine screws and drywall anchors. Drill bit size depends on type of anchors used.
5. Securing 1st Flange: Position the treaded insert over the holes and secure with screws. Thread the outer flange onto the threaded insert.
6. Locating the 2nd Flange: Insert the 1-1/4” hangrail into the mounted flange and use a tape measure and a level to find the location for the 2nd flange on the opposite wall.
7. Securing 2nd Flange: Repeat steps 2 and 3 above, then secure the threaded insert. Do not install outer flange at this time.
8. Attaching the Tube: Insert the 1-1/4" diameter round tube into the 1st flange, and slide the outer flange over the tube with threads on the outside. Line the tube up with the 2nd threaded insert and thread the outer flange onto the insert.

Standout Features
The Invisa-mount Flanges distinguish themselves through several features:
• Visual Appeal: Their ability to hide screw heads offers a refined look that enhances any space.
• Versatility: These flanges are suitable for a range of uses, from retail displays to home décor, supporting diverse design needs.
• Installation Ease: The straightforward installation ensures anyone can achieve a professional finish.
• Durability: Constructed from premium materials, the Invisa-mount Flanges are designed to be strong and to last, reliably supporting even the heaviest of hanging clothing.

Thanks to innovative engineering, meticulous attention to detail, and a deep understanding of both retailer and consumer needs, Capitol Hardware is redefining the possibilities in retail fixtures. Whether outfitting a luxury boutique, a cozy home closet, or a bustling department store, the Invisa-mount Flanges provide a solution that's as functional as it is elegant, exemplifying the best in design that seamlessly marries form with function.

FAQs
Q1: What are Invisa-mount Flanges? A1: Invisa-mount Flanges are cutting-edge rod flanges from Capitol Hardware, LLC, tailored for 1-1/4" diameter round tubes. They offer a clean, screwless appearance for both retail and home displays.

Q2: How do I install Invisa-mount Flanges? A2: Simple installation - see the installation guide above.

Q3: Are Invisa-mount Flanges suitable for non-retail environments? A3: Yes, their adaptable design makes them perfect for various settings, including home closets or anywhere a hangrod is desired, offering a stylish solution for any space.

Q4: What sets Invisa-mount Flanges apart? A4: Their screwless design, ease of installation, lasting durability, and aesthetic appeal make them unique, ensuring a seamless look without sacrificing functionality.

Q5: Where can I find Invisa-mount Flanges? A5: Invisa-mount Flanges are available directly from Capitol Hardware, LLC, on their website, which features a wide selection of fixtures and fittings for different applications.

For more details on Capitol Hardware's Invisa-mount Flanges or to make a purchase, visit their official website at capitolhardwarellc.com.

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The Ultimate Guide to Slatwall Shelf Brackets and Hooks

The Ultimate Guide to Slatwall Shelf Brackets and Hooks

Enhance Your Space with Capitol Hardware's Slatwall Accessories | Shelf Brackets and Hooks

In today's fast-paced world, efficiency is key, especially when it comes to managing your space. Whether you're a retailer looking to showcase your products, a workshop owner aiming for organization, or simply someone trying to declutter their home, the right storage solutions can make all the difference. That's where Capitol Hardware, LLC comes into the picture. Renowned for providing top-notch slatwall accessories, Capitol Hardware is your go-to for transforming any area into a neatly organized space. In this blog, we delve deep into the world of Slatwall Shelf Brackets and Slatwall Hooks, two of their standout products that promise to blend functionality with style.

Understanding Slatwall Systems

Before we jump into the specifics, let's get a grasp on what slatwall systems are. Essentially, slatwalls are wall panels with horizontal grooves where you can attach various accessories like shelves, bins, and hooks. They are a favorite in the retail industry but are increasingly popular in homes and workshops due to their incredible versatility and space-saving nature. The beauty of slatwall systems lies in their adaptability – they can transform with your evolving needs, offering a dynamic solution to your storage woes.

Features and Benefits of Capitol Hardware's Slatwall Shelf Brackets

  • Capitol Hardware's Slatwall Shelf Brackets are not just any shelf brackets. They are a testament to durability, design, and versatility. Here's why they stand out:
  • Robust Build: Crafted with premium materials, these brackets are designed to withstand the test of time, ensuring your items stay secure. 
  • Weight Capacity: Worried about heavy items? These brackets can handle it, offering you peace of mind. Note: use inserts in slatwall panels for added strength.
  • Sleek Design: With a design that's both functional and aesthetically pleasing, these brackets complement any setting they're in. 
  • Ease of Installation: Forget about cumbersome installations. These shelf brackets slide into your slatwall effortlessly, making setup a breeze.

Incorporating these brackets into your space not only maximizes your storage capacity but also adds a touch of elegance to your interior.

Exploring the Variety and Utility of Slatwall Hooks

When it comes to versatility, Capitol Hardware's Slatwall Hooks take center stage. Here's what makes them a must-have: 

  • Diverse Range: Whether you need hooks for delicate jewelry, bulky power tools, or sporty gear, there's a hook for every item. 
  • Unmatched Strength: Made with robust materials, these hooks promise to hold your items securely, giving you a clutter-free space.
  •  Easy Integration: Like the shelf brackets, these hooks attach smoothly to your slatwall, making the organization a hassle-free task. 

With these hooks, you're not just organizing your items; you're displaying them in a way that's both practical and pleasing to the eye. 

Step-by-Step Installation Guide 

Setting up your slatwall system with Capitol Hardware's accessories is straightforward. Here's a simple guide:

  • Preparing Your Slatwall: Ensure your slatwall panel is securely attached to your wall, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Installing Shelf Brackets: Slide the brackets into the slatwall grooves at your desired height. Ensure they are fully in the slatwall groove and lying flat on the face of the slatwall for maximum security.
  • Attaching Hooks: Insert the hooks into the grooves, spacing them according to the size of the items you'll be hanging.
  • Adding Shelves: Place your shelves onto the brackets and ensure they're level. Add shelf rests to the brackets for extra security.
  • Organizing Your Items: Start placing your items on the hooks and shelves, balancing the weight evenly.

 Remember, a properly installed slatwall system not only looks good but also ensures the safety of your items.

Creative Ways to Use Slatwall Shelf Brackets and Hooks

The real charm of slatwall accessories lies in their versatility. Here are some innovative ways to use them: 

  • Retail Displays: Create eye-catching product displays that not only attract customers but also make shopping a breeze.
  • Workshop Organization: Keep your tools within arm's reach, making your projects more efficient and your workspace tidier.
  • Home Organization: Transform your garage, kitchen, or even your closet into a neatly arranged space, making the most of every inch.

 The possibilities are endless, and with a bit of creativity, you can tailor your space to meet your unique needs.

Maintaining Your Slatwall System

To ensure your slatwall system remains in top condition, follow these simple maintenance tips:

  • Regular Cleaning: Dust the shelves and hooks regularly to maintain their shine and prevent dust accumulation. 
  • Check for Wear and Tear: Periodically inspect your slatwall system for any signs of damage and address them promptly to ensure longevity. 
  • Customer Support: Should you have any concerns or need assistance, Capitol Hardware's customer service team is always ready to help.

Capitol Hardware's Slatwall Shelf Brackets and Hooks are more than just storage solutions; they are a testament to quality, design, and versatility. By incorporating these into your space, you're not just organizing your items; you're enhancing your environment, making it more functional and aesthetically pleasing. Whether you're a retailer, a craftsman, or simply someone who appreciates a tidy space, these slatwall accessories are designed to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Visit Capitol Hardware today and take the first step towards transforming your space into an organized, efficient, and stylish area.

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Maximize Space with Capitol Hardware: Your Ultimate Guide to Wall Standards & Shelf Brackets

Maximize Space with Capitol Hardware: Your Ultimate Guide to Wall Standards & Shelf Brackets

Key Takeaways 
- Importance of Wall Standards
- Veresatility of Shelf Brackets
- Installation Guide

Wall standards are not just metal tracks affixed to a wall; they form the versatile backbone of shelving systems. Ideal for both commercial and residential use, these standards establish a flexible yet robust storage solution. They enable easy adjustment of shelf brackets to accommodate various item sizes while supporting substantial weight. These variations cater to diverse designs and preferences, ranging from heavy-duty options for commercial and home storage to sleek, minimalist designs for retail spaces and home living areas. 

Capitol Hardware offers a selection that includes surface mount and recessed wall standards. Our featured collections are:

 Benefits of Using Wall Standards

  • Adaptability: Easily adjust the height and spacing of shelves.
  • Durability: Designed to handle significant weight, making them ideal for any application.
  • Space Efficiency: Maximize vertical space, crucial for limited floor space areas.

 The Role of Shelf Brackets in Functional Design

Shelf brackets are crucial for both functionality and the overall look and stability of shelving units. Capitol Hardware's collection of shelf brackets and accessories offers a range of styles and sizes, ensuring there's a fit for every need and decor style.

 Selecting the Right Shelf Brackets

  • Load Capacity: Choose super heavy-duty C-line brackets (paired with C-line standards) for nearly unlimited weight capacity, or medium heavy duty A-line brackets (paired with A-line standards) for a less industrial look that can still handle the weight of almost any items you plan to store or display.
  • Size, fit and security: Ensure the bracket size is appropriate for the depth of your shelves, and add shelf rests as needed to securely hold the shelves in place. Bracket length should be no more than 2” less than shelf width.

 Installation Guide: Setting Up Your Wall Standards and Shelf Brackets

 Tools and Materials Needed

  • Stud Finder
  • Level
  • Screwdriver or Drill
  • Wall Standards and Shelf Brackets
  • Shelves (Wood, MDF, Melamine, Glass)
  • Shelf Rests, if needed
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Wood Screws that are a minimum of 2-1/2” long (#14 FHWS for C-line, #8 FHWS for A-line)

 Step-by-Step Installation

  1. Locate Wall Studs: Note: To be used with wood studs only! Use a stud finder to locate the studs in your wall, as the standards must be anchored securely.
  2. Plan Wall Standard Placement: Depending on the stud spacing, plan where to place the standards for optimal support.
  3. Measure and Mark: Use a measuring tape to measure the desired height for the first standard. Mark this height on the wall using a pencil. Use a level to make sure the mark is perfectly straight.
  4. Attach the First Wall Standard: Position the slotted wall standard over the marked height and align it with the wall studs. Make sure it's level. Use a screwdriver to secure the standard to the wall studs using flat head wood screws.
  5. Spacing and Leveling: Depending on your needs, determine the spacing between each standard and mark their positions accordingly. Use a level to ensure each standard is straight and level before securing it to the wall.
  6. Install Remaining Standards: Repeat the process for each additional slotted wall standard, making sure they are evenly spaced and level.
  7. Attach Shelf Brackets: Select brackets based on shelf depth and load requirements.
  8. Place the Shelves: Choose from various materials noted above and secure them to the shelves with shelf rests as needed, depending on material type.
  9. Final Checks: After everything is in place, double-check that all standards are securely fastened to the wall and that accessories are properly attached.

This installed shelving system can be customized and reconfigured as needed for specific storage or display requirements.  

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Transparent Shelf Rests - From Capitol Hardware's Private Collection

Transparent Shelf Rests - From Capitol Hardware's Private Collection

Clear Shelf Rests

Create a crystal clear retail display for your merchandise by using Capitol Hardware's transparent plastic shelf rests with clear cushions on your glass shelves. By reducing the distraction of metal shelf rests, your presentation will sparkle. Only available at Capitol Hardware, LLC. Just .65/each.

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What is the Weight Capacity of Our Wall Standards and Brackets?

What is the Weight Capacity of Our Wall Standards and Brackets?

Since there are many variables involved, it is not possible to give a single one-size-fits-all answer to this popular question. However, here are four steps to help you decide which store fixture best meets your need.

1. Choose Your Gauge

Capitol Hardware's perimeter hardware line is categorized according to gauge. A-line is our medium-duty collection. B-line, our heavy-duty collection and C-line is our super heavy-duty collection. Each has its own set of standards and matching brackets. The heavier the gauge, the more weight-bearing your display will be.

2. Plan Your Installation

The process in which the wall standard is installed is a huge factor in determining durability and stability. Attaching your standards to wood studs will make your display much stronger than if you attach it to metal studs. We do not recommend attaching standards with just drywall anchors.

Keep in mind longer screws will provide better stability than shorter ones. We recommend at least 2” screws. Also, the amount of space between standards will determine strength as well. The further apart your standards are set, the less weight it will support.

3. Select Your Brackets

Brackets also help determine weight capacity. Two weight-bearing factorsThe larger the bracket is where it connects to the standard, as well as the length of the bracket, are both weight-bearing factors.

4. Consider Your Product Weight

Keep in mind that distribution of weight on the brackets themselves could affect the stability of the display. Obviously, placing items further from the wall creates more stress on the bracket. Make sure you know what you are going to set on the shelves and how it will be laid out in order to help you decide which perimeter hardware line will best suit your need.

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4 Easy Ways to Order!

4 Easy Ways to Order!

Since we added chat to our Capitol Hardware website, we now have four easy ways for you to order your store fixtures. You can also, check the status of your order, cancel an order or ask a product questions using any of our four convenient options. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Introducing Our New Chat Feature!

Introducing Our New Chat Feature!

In our quest to serve you better, faster, stronger ... well, at least better and faster ... we have added a chat feature to our Capitol Hardware website. Now you can get answers quickly during business hours, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Have a question about one of our retail fixtures? Need to know if we can get a hold of a piece of retail hardware that's not already on our site? Want to update an order? Talk to us. We're real people, not robots.

You can also use chat after hours, too. While you may not receive an immediate response, we promise to get back to you asap.

Go ahead. Give it a try. We'd love to talk with you. :)

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We Did It!

We Did It!

Whew. We finally made the transition to a new site in effort to serve you better. Our goal is to make your shopping experience as easy as possible. While we still have some tweaking to do, we hope you will find that Capitolhardwarellc.com is easier to navigate and it provides a more seamless purchasing process.

We truly appreciate your business and patience during our re-launching phase of Capitol Hardware. When the company closed its doors on October 31, 2015, purchasing director James Sawyer knew there was still a great need for Capitol Hardware products. Having been with the company for 27 years, Sawyer made the decision to re-launch Capitol Hardware as an LLC. His product knowledge, connections and open communication with customers have become the foundation of the newly established retail hardware provider.

You will continue to see more changes as time progresses. For example, look for more product to be added continuously. We have also added this new blog featuring our products, as well as providing informational pieces for small business owners and professionals.

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