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04-16-2012 02:41 PM

This might be a dumb questions, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around how to hang a shelf like the one in Paul Seller’s book on the wall? I was going to make a wall shelf like that for the bathroom because my wife has been bugging me, but what’s the best way to hang it on the wall?

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#1 posted 04-16-2012 02:44 PM

With GRKs in your top and bottom rails.

Or, route a key hole on the sides or top shelf.

Questions aren’t dumb my friend.

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#2 posted 04-16-2012 03:15 PM

I like to use French cleats

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#3 posted 04-16-2012 03:28 PM

GRK’s? French cleats is not a bad idea.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#4 posted 04-16-2012 03:36 PM

GRKs are a type of fasteners that rock. They are versatile and have many different types for different applications. You’ll like em.
Fast and efficient with virtually zero run out. YMMV

French cleats are a great idea as well.

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#5 posted 04-16-2012 04:59 PM

French cleat or, if the frame allows, fasten it with screws to the wall studs.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#6 posted 04-16-2012 05:33 PM

A couple of keyhole slots in the back of the sides will be the cleanest way to do it.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#7 posted 04-16-2012 05:39 PM

+1 for french cleat.

-- John Little, ToyMakers of East Lake

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#8 posted 04-17-2012 03:31 AM

I also think the French cleats would work well. I just made one for my last project two days ago. They’re very simple and effective.

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#9 posted 04-17-2012 12:38 PM

french cleat gets my vote

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 04-17-2012 02:03 PM

For this type of application I would be inclined to go with the keyhole slots myself. If the project were larger and was going to carry a lot of weight I would go with the french cleat. Either method would be acceptable in this application.
Nice project!

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#11 posted 04-17-2012 08:03 PM

Oh I wish that was actually mine. It’s not, it’s just a picture of what I’m trying to make. I’m just in the process of doing some preplanning to see if I needed to modify the plan or not.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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