I have a fairly small home office and I also have several hundred books that I'd like to keep in my office. Because of the limited floor space I want to avoid any type of shelving that sits on the floor. I'd like to hang 4 or 5 6' shelves starting at around 4 feet up the wall.
I plan on spanning the 6' with construction grade 2x10s and for brackets I'd like to use these 7" Black Heavy-Duty Shelf Brackets.
Each pair of these brackets can hold up to 1000 pounds, and I plan on using three per shelf, anchored to the studs.
Each bracket is only 7" deep, is it acceptable to use 2x10s with these brackets? Each shelf would be cantilevered about 2.25".