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.