FUTAGAMI Brass Shelf Bracket
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Designed by Masanori Oji and made by Futagami, Japan.
Founded in 1897, FUTAGAMI has a long history of making brass artifacts used in the Buddhist traditions. Brass products gradually change their colour over the course of many years dues to oxidisation. The longer they are used, the richer they become.
specifications and dimensions (mm):
Brass Shelf Bracket Large (set of 2)
w180 x d30 x h100
Brass Shelf Bracket Small (set of 2)
w120 x d30 x h65
Flat head brass screws: 30mm length x 6 (for wall), 12mm length x 6 (for securing shelf)A single bracket should withstand 40 KG for Large and 30 KG for Small. Used as a pair: 80 KG and 60 KG is the designated specification. The width of the shelf should be less than 28cm. The included screws will be sufficient to affix directly to wood lining and/or through standard plasterboard to wood. Depending on the thickness of wall lining, longer screws may be necessary to fix through through thick plaster board or similar non-structural linings to timber framing.
"Futagami," a brass foundry founded in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Pref., Japan in 1897 launched a brass livingware brand named "FUTAGAMI."
Brass has long been used in various fields such as metal fittings for architecture, ships, and furniture as it has corrosion resistance property and moderate workability.
It has a long history as a material for arts and crafts or Buddhist altar equipment as its texture is gentle with an elegant luster.
Brass products gradually change their color over the course of many years due to oxidization. The longer they are used, the richer and subtler they become, dissolving into the human heart and the environment.
Enjoy this loving, brass livingware for many years to come.