Shelfology has a wide variety of shelf options. We love the clean lines of the Aksel Floating Shelf. For our Buddha shelf, we got 51″ long, 12″ deep and 1.75″ thick. We decided to mount this shelf higher up so no one in our family could accidentally hit their head. t’s best for Buddha to face East, if possible. We are not done with this space as I’m still missing two Buddha statues and a few other details.