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EdsCustomWoodCrafts

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01-24-2017 03:59 PM

Hi Guys

I just made this

And I need to hang it on a drywall wall I usually just screw a wooden support into the studs.. but the stud positions aren’t in a good spot for where I want to hang it..

Do you guys have any ideas.. I was thinking along the lines of cleat!!!

It’s in a kids room so safety is a major concern as it’s 40” wide and about 24” high

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”


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#1 posted 01-24-2017 04:34 PM

Use drywall anchors and screws, put keyhole brackets on the back.

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 04:46 PM



Use drywall anchors and screws, put keyhole brackets on the back.

- papadan

Just be sure to keep it away from electro magnets, otherwise it could totally disintegrate just by looking at it sideways.

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#3 posted 01-24-2017 04:51 PM

I apologize Ed, Totally uncalled for in your thread.

Use drywall anchors and screws, put keyhole brackets on the back.

- papadan

Just be sure to keep it away from electro magnets, otherwise it could totally disintegrate just by looking at it sideways.

- UncannyValleyWoods


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#4 posted 01-24-2017 04:53 PM


I apologize Ed, Totally uncalled for in your thread.

- papadan

You’re right, a systemic lack of a sense of humor is completely unacceptable. I’m glad you apologized to Ed for being such a square.

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#5 posted 01-24-2017 05:02 PM

They’re available in plastic as well.

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 05:12 PM

If it is 40” wide, you should be able to catch at least 2 studs (16” on center ) and maybe three if lucky.

Can you show us the stud positions on your piece you made? We maybe able to help a little more.

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#7 posted 01-24-2017 05:39 PM

They’d show a little but a really simple solution that I use for stuff in the house on sheetrock is Gorilla, anchor wire hooks. They come in two sizes and will hold a ton of weight. Two would work for you. You push them into the sheetrock and tilt them up. Only the little hook at the bottom shows. The larger ones… about 3” long hold up to 50 pounds each. They install in seconds and just work. very stiff, spring steel wire. A lot of my stuff in the house is hung with these.

You can find them at lowes in two sizes where the picture hanging hardware is.

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#8 posted 01-24-2017 09:21 PM



They re available in plastic as well.

- waho6o9


These are great! We have wallboard and plaster with furring strips, so we need to use these. Drill a small hole first… They may wander without it.

Also,

DKV (Papadan) isn’t at all funny.

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#9 posted 01-24-2017 09:47 PM


They re available in plastic as well.

- waho6o9

These are great! We have wallboard and plaster with furring strips, so we need to use these. Drill a small hole first… They may wander without it.

Also,

DKV (Papadan) isn t at all funny.

- RobS888


These are a great idea but forgive me since I don’t have the 2×4 pieces flush to the way how do I attach the unit to these

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#10 posted 01-24-2017 09:56 PM

Ed, after putting the anchors in the wall, you put a screw in them and hang you shelf unit from the screws. You can attach a piece of picture wire across the back or I would place the anchors to align with 2 points on the shelf and use key hole brackets to hang it. I use a Keyhole router bit to cut the keyholes in my projects that need hanging. This is what a keyhole bracket is and they are available at any hardware or home store.

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waho6o9

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#11 posted 01-24-2017 11:37 PM

When you screw sets in the anchor it pops (I haven’t used the metal type yet) and then you can hang your
shelf.

After the screw is set you can also cut off the head of it and stick it in a pre drilled hole in your shelf and gravity
will hold it in place.

Papadan has a great idea as well.

Maybe pick up a bag and do a little R&D in your workshop and you’ll know what to do.

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#12 posted 02-17-2017 03:23 PM

ditto what redoak49 said

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#13 posted 02-17-2017 05:03 PM

I’ve been using these and they work great

http://portraitbydesdunes.com/how-to-use-drywall-anchors-plastic-714.jpg

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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