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ste6168

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11-24-2015 03:05 PM

Well, it happens again… Wife looks at Pinterest, and has a build request. This time, she wants a shelving unit for the corner. Shelf looks fairly simple to build, but what I am puzzled by, is how do these things mount?? She wants to put her books on it, and maybe a few knick-knack things, and books aren’t exactly light. We have two little ones, and the last thing I want is for a shelf full of books to come crashing down on one of them.

Oh, and she wants it to be 3 tiers, instead of two. Even more weight, great!

Any ideas? If the design needs to change slightly, to incorporate a safe mounting solution, I am all ears.





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#1 posted 11-24-2015 03:11 PM

http://www.rockler.com/blind-shelf-supports

I’d use these

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#2 posted 11-24-2015 03:16 PM

i’d guess screws/bolts into studs and then either angled holes in the 2×4s or key-hole slots. Either would hide the mounting bolt.

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#3 posted 11-24-2015 03:17 PM

One way is to use Keyhole Mouting Plates

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#4 posted 11-24-2015 03:28 PM

I’d probably use little corner irons and put them in spots where a book would hide it. If you go with lags with a cutoff head you’ll need to use at least 5/4 material.

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#5 posted 11-24-2015 03:42 PM

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#6 posted 11-24-2015 06:35 PM

Why not put a back panel on them and paint the panel to match the wall? Same look and no one will notice the depth is off by a bit.

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#7 posted 11-24-2015 06:45 PM

You could use french cleat. Search for “Reclaimed Floating Shelves” on YouTube by Matthew Cremona.

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 08:03 PM

I just drew this up quickly, the boards running vertical, I would either route in or screw on some of the keyhole hangers mentioned above. Now I just need to pitch the idea of having the vertical supports ;) – This should work, no?

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#9 posted 11-24-2015 08:14 PM


I just drew this up quickly, the boards running vertical, I would either route in or screw on some of the keyhole hangers mentioned above. Now I just need to pitch the idea of having the vertical supports ;) – This should work, no?

- ste6168

If you get the go-ahead, locate your studs before you build the shelves. :-)

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