|Forum topic by GMuddler||posted 01-02-2013 12:35 AM||1035 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-02-2013 12:35 AM
I found out the hard way.
If you are planning to install wall mounted shelves near a frequently traveled area, either continue the sides of the shelves to the ground, mount them higher than the tallest person’s head or hand something bright from them.
I mounted a shop-made, small, pine shelf and coat rack from the wall in the entrance to my garage/woodshop. Since it was never there before, I forgot all about it and came in full speed with my head down and struck the lower left corner of the shelf producing a 2” cut in the top of my head. Lucky I had my Boston Bruins cap on!
Luckily, too, that the doctor said no stitches were needed.
Immediately, do something to notify other the shelf is there once it’s on the wall. Or do something to prevent this. I know it’s something silly and everyone knows to be safe, but it never fails that something happens and I wanted to share my story to help prevent someone else from doing it. The funny part is…I HIT THE OTHER SIDE OF MY HEAD ON THE OTHER CORNER FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO THIS HAPPENING. And, that was when I said I need to do something about this soon, but I didn’t do it soon enough.
I have a picture of my head, but figured that was too much to share.