Rustic Nursery Shelves - Secure to wall?

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Forum topic by Eddie posted 05-30-2013 08:27 PM 1613 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2013 08:27 PM

Well, baby boy is due here in about 7 weeks (if he cooks that long).

Nursery projects are in full swing.

This will be baby #2 and our first boy.
With our daughter my wife did the nursery planning and shopped at antique stores to piece it together on a budget.
Now that she is chasing our (almost)2 year old around she doesnt have that kind of time and with it being a boy I wanted to make sure he would have a room with a masculine vibe.

After touring the vintage shops on my lunch breaks and using recently removed fence boards from a neighbor, this is what Ive came up with so far.

Sorry I didnt snap a pic of the back but its pretty simple.
The shelves are slipped into slots and I have drove random nails through the wood into 2×6’s(scrap I had on hand) on the back.
I ripped one fence board in half to use as side caps to hide the back of the shelf.

I am planning on resting the shelf on the floor to support it, but what would be the best way to secure this to the wall?

I was thinking of a french cleat but that may not be best if the ground is supportiing the weight…


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#1 posted 05-30-2013 08:41 PM

I instantly thought French cleat when I opened the page and saw the shelf.

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 10:12 PM

Honestly, I would just screw it into a stud- with a darker colored screw.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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