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Posted on Hanging heavy shelves in plaster

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#1 posted 05-30-2010 02:38 PM

I think the French Cleat system is the answer because it will spread the load over a larger area. However, since you already have the shelf to wall fasteners, I think Molly Bolts (butterfly fasteners) will provide the greatest holding power. Unfortunately they also require the largest hole in the wall.

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