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2. Floating shelvesAs the name suggests, these shelves seem to ‘float’ over the walls. They usually have no visible screws or hinges and are a stylish way to show off prized buys and art pieces. Also referred to as torsion box shelves, they are made of engineered wood with internal bracket support, which forms a shallow closed box, providing load-bearing strength. See how these open wooden floating shelves bring elegance to a rustic brick wall.