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ColonelTravis

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10-30-2013 11:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: crown shelf

Getting ready to make something like these shelves for our dining room wall:

Reason for my circle – is this where you’d put screws in the wall to hang for something that long, maybe 6 feet or so? Or would you place maybe one screw in the middle and two on each end? Or something else? The photo is from some magazine, no plans, so I don’t know if those supports underneath are actually supporting or if they’re for decoration. Even if it’s nothing but decoration I like them for looks.

We’ve got some much shorter crown shelves and you hang it on two screws, one at each end. Just curious about the hanging options for longer shelves like this.


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#1 posted 10-30-2013 11:36 PM

Lots of ways you could do those. You could screw a board to the wall and then build up the shelves and add the corbels to the bottom for show. You could attach corbels and set the shelves on top. You could build the shelves sort of like a box with the corbels attached to the bottom and then use some sort of anchor system such as key hole slots to hang the shelves from. Depending on how deep you make the shelves and how thick you make them, you may need the corbels to keep the shelves from sagging in the front.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 10-30-2013 11:37 PM

I would use a metal keyhole hanger screw securely to the back of each support, unless the spacing/location of the supports is absolutely critical, I would also locate them on studs for maximum capacity and set the shelves on them.

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#3 posted 10-31-2013 12:11 AM

corbels – thank you for adding to my pathetic wood vocabulary. Keyhole is what I had in mind originally, and on the studs is probably a good idea.

I thought about the board on the wall, what’s the best way attach the shelf to that? Make it hollow, or like a box, and cover that board – kind of like a french cleat minus any cleat? Or heck, french cleat?

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 12:24 AM

Yeah, kind of like a box that you put over the board. Depending on the height you place the shelves, you can screw through the top and not see the screws. I’ve done mantel shelves like this.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 10-31-2013 01:16 AM

I hung this mantel/shelf (60” long) on a french cleat. The bottom piece is only attached to the shelf and not to the wall at all. The cleat was screwed into 3 studs. HTH

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