Sterling Original

A High Quality, Timeless Hand-Crafted Cabinet with your choice of Metal Shelving Components. An Extremely Customisable Solution.


Interested in a Sterling solution to suit my space

Add to Quote and a shelving expert will contact you to discuss Sterling Original options – along with pricing for ALL shelving components and joinery finishes.

You may also Specify Components of particular interest below to create a more specific enquiry.

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What is Sterling Original?

All Sterling is a fusion of metal shelving components and our own hand-made cabinetry. Sterling Original is a style defined by primarily by a clean-lined, box-style joinery cabinet. You can add any collection storage component and specify your preferred height and number of shelves to create a children, junior or adult oriented solution. With decades of expertise our factory can craft each unit in a single or double bay format – and as a single or double sided solution. You can choose from a large selection of metal shelf colours and cabinet board finishes. Additionally you can make your sterling solution mobile with the addition of lockable castors. Sterling Original units can be joined to form long straight sections and with the addition of clever joinery wedge sections, you can create curved shelving layouts within your space. Refer below for examples of sterling in the field and more Sterling Ideas! You can also choose metal shelving components below and add to your quote to begin configuring your Sterling Original solution.

Metal Shelving.
Huge range of Colours

Stylish Joinery Cabinet.
Huge range of Colours

Sterling Original


Typical Shelf Combinations

Typical Combinations, though not limited to, are Flat Shelves – with our without a Base Up-Tilt Shelf. A Magazine Display Unit and a complete Browser Bin stack of shelves. Typically ordered as three (3), four (4) or five (5) shelves to suit Children, Junior or Adult patrons however depending on the height of your collection,  up to eight shelves can be incorporated. See components below and add to quote any items of interest.

Take a peek at sterling original in the wild!

Sterling Original Examples!

Browse our latest Inspirations Catalogues and Room Ideas for more ways our customers are using shelving in their spaces. Every space is unique and so too are the possibilities for your final sterling solution. A consultation with a shelving expert is free – we love helping you find what you need!

Specify Components


By combining a joinery framework with our huge selection of adjustable shelving components, any new and interesting style, layout and functionality can be achieved within your library. Find below popular components for the optimum organisation and display of your collection. You may wish to specify detailed components below or message a product specialist to quickly determine the best solution for you needs and budget.

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Quantum Library Supplies Sales Manager, Colin Matthews, is available to offer handy suggestions

Typical Components

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Slanted Display Shelf

15-60 Degree Display Shelf

Slanted Display Shelf

45 Degree Display Shelf

CD Shelf Component

DVD Display Shelf

Display Sign

Flat Metal Shelf

Flat Shelves

Faceout Display Metal Component

Display Bin Face Out

2 Tier Display

2 Tier Display 

3 Tier Display

3 Tier Display

Shelf Divider Set

zig zag support

Zig Zag Support

Base Up tilt Metal Shelf Component

Base Up-Tilt Shelf

Low Profile Browser Bin

Browser Bin Low Profile

Browser Bin Component

Standard Browser Bin

Acrylic Bin

Clear Browser Bin

Metal Serial Shelf Component

Serial Shelf

AV Shelf Component

AV Shelf

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Audio Visual Bag Rag Rail
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1 of 18

15-60 Degree Display Shelf

2 of 18

45 Degree Display Shelf

3 of 18

DVD Display Shelf

4 of 18

AV Shelf

5 of 18

Face Out Display Bin

6 of 18

2 Tier Display Shelf

7 of 18

3 Tier Display Shelf

8 of 18

Divider Shelf Set

9 of 18

Zigzag support

10 of 18

Face-Out Bin with Dividers

11 of 18

Low Profile Browser Bin

12 of 18

Standard Browser Bin

13 of 18

Clear Browser Bin

14 of 18

Serial Shelf

15 of 18

Flat shelf
(200mm, 225mm ,250mm ,300mm sizes)

16 of 18

Base Uptilt Shelf

17 of 18

Base Up-Tilt Shelf

18 of 18


Number or Shelves and Bays as quoted individually. This aspect of all Quantum Shelving is extremely flexible and is entirely up to you! Once we determing your component / collection storage requirements we can quote and configure your Sterling Original solution to suit your space. Below are typical configurations as a starting point to any quotation.

Typical Child Configuration

Heights 1.0 m to 1300 mm. Generally clients configure with three shelves for larger picture style books though two or four shelves are also common. Shelf widths (L-R) 600mm or 900mm

Typical Young Adult Configuration

Height typically around 1600mm. Generally clients configure with four or five shelves – depending on the collection items being stored. Shelf widths (L-R) 600mm or 900mm

Typical Adult Configuration

Height typically around 1900 mm. Generally clients configure with five or six shelves – collection dependent up to eight shelves is possible. Shelf widths (L-R) 600mm or 900mm

More Sterling Original Considerations

Mobile Sterling Examples

Adds Flexibility to Your Space

Mobile Shelving is becoming increasingly popular. Recommended Maximum . Adds 100 mm height to your shelving

Add Mobility

The Perfect Style & Finish

Create Fancy Curves with Wedges and Joiners

The latest and most popular accessory in Shelving are Wedges and Joiners. Just like End Panels these trendy additions allow you to create fancy curves out of straight lines!

Wedges and Joiners

Many more Styling and Accessory Options

Please find links to relevant swatches and other complimentary considerations for planning purposes. We have a huge variety of additional features such as stylish and practical End Panels, Toppers, Signage, Shelf Labeling and much more. Dress up your metal shelving to match your decor and add extra functionality to your collection display. You can browse the pages below and Add to Quote there or Contact a Shelving Specialist to discuss further on 1800 773 374.

The Fit-out Process


Design Planning and Support

An entire library or shelving fit-out can be a daunting task. A Free No-Obligation Consultation is just a phone call away. We offer a specialist turnkey solution. Let us help you Plan the perfect solution for your space. We render accurate 2D and 3D plans for your approvals and turn those plans into reality in our Brisbane Factory. We Manufacture and Install.

Room Plan Example and 3D Mockups. Click to Enlarge

Library and School Furniture and Fit-outs - it's what we do! Phone 1800 773 374

relocations and library support

Don't Lift a Finger!

Did you know we offer complete Library Relocation and Support Services- you don't have to lift a finger! Library Collection integrity is our guarantee. No heavy lifting or WHS issues to worry about. Managing your collection is an often overlooked part of shelving upgrades or library renovations.

Message a Shelving Expert

We Love Helping You Find What You're Looking For. Message a product expert to discuss the many and varied sizes, components and options possible with Quantum Shelving.

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