When you buy a Beaufort & Dunham shelf or peg rail you are purchasing something that is specifically handmade for you. A great alternative to cupboards, our simple traditional open shelving designs are a wonderful way to display or store and are perfect for use throughout the home. All our products are made to order, the brackets are hand cut and the paint applied by brush. Our aim is to craft products that have a handmade yet sophisticated aesthetic.
The shelves we make are fabricated from two material types, these are Redwood Pine timber and a composite furniture grade material called Caberwood. The top of the shelves and the brackets are made from Caberwood as it is a uniform material that retains its shape, the strip that runs between the brackets, including the pegboards, is solid Pine. This offers additional support and rigidity and also serves as a point through which extra fixings can be driven.
All of our shelves are broadly available in seven bracket types highlighted below, these designs are either entirely our own or inspired by antique originals.
All our shelves are strong and can bear significant weight if installed correctly. Please see the installation guide. Bookshelves are recommended for cookware and large items.
Central brackets are fitted as standard on all shelves over 140 cm and on all hanging rail shelves over 110 cm.
Shelves and peg rails can be ordered in any of our standard satin or eggshell paints. For an additional fee of £25 per order we can paint your items in pretty much any colour you like. We use a special furniture paint from Finland which can be mixed to match any of the common brand's colours. The manufacturer's paint ingredient codes are used to mix the paints ensuring an essentially perfect match.
You can order any of our products in an undercoat only and use your own paint at home, just request 'undercoat' when prompted to choose your colour of choice.
For customers who require a specific exacting match to the tone of existing fixtures we recommend ordering your items in an undercoat and using the same paint that was used on the area that needs to be matched.
Shelves and peg rails are supplied with steel plates that attach the shelf to your wall. You will need to source a fixing (screw and wall plug) appropriate for use on your wall type.
These plates are set in fixed positions along the rear of the shelves.
Large shelves have additional fixing points through the timber strip that runs between the brackets. Painted caps are supplied which hide the points after installation.
What are current lead times?
At the moment orders are taking at least 4 weeks to fulfill. This can change though as timber supply is somewhat erratic at present.
I've ordered a product but haven't heard from you!
Don't worry. You will have received an order confirmation email which means that your order is in our system and will be fabricated. Once your order is ready we'll just ship it, ideally on or before the lead time at the point of order. We tend not to contact you in the intervening period, this doesn't mean your order isn't being processed. If things are likely to run over we'll let you know. When your order is about to be handed over to our couriers, Parcelforce, you'll be sent a shipping email containing your tracking number.
How far are the brackets from the ends of the shelves?
This entirely depends on the size and depth of the shelf or peg rail. For smaller items the distance is typically 7 cm, for larger items it c can be 12 cm.
How many pegs will my peg rail have?
This depends entirely on the length. Pegs are divided into the length of the peg rail (between the brackets) on the basis of a gap of between 12 cm and 15 cm between pegs.
What is the height of the brackets?
This is determined by the depth of the shelf, please see the 'Brackets' page.
How are the shelves fixed to the wall?
All shelves are fixed using discrete brass coloured steel plates which are screwed into the rear edge of the shelf. These are small but extremely strong and help to make installation simple.
What is your returns policy?
If your shelving arrives damaged, we will arrange to either have it picked up and repair it, send a new item out to you, or send out a small tester pot of paint in the event of minor damage to paintwork. If none of these options work for you then we will fully refund your purchase.
If you receive your order and you've changed your mind then we will have your item collected and refund your purchase minus the actual cost of delivery and collection. which will be charged at £15 each way for items under 140 cm in length and £25 for all items over 140 cm.