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Forum topic by FloatingShelfChris posted 12-16-2014 04:23 PM 772 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FloatingShelfChris

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12-16-2014 04:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box floating shelf shelf zclips

Hey Guys,

I’m looking for help on mounting a floating shelf.

The shelf has a closed back to it (basically making it a box) and I’m considering using Z-Clips to mount it flush with the wall?

Is this a good plan?

I was considering buying these

http://www.amazon.com/Rockler-2-Z-Clips-10-Pack/dp/B005UXIXWY/ref=pd_cp_hi_0

any thoughts?


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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 12-16-2014 05:02 PM

I would skip purchasing the hardware, and just make a cleat on the back of the shelf. One side screws to the wall, one to the shelf, and the shelf just slips on.

http://niuartmuseum.blogspot.com/2010/09/french-cleats-vitrines.html

You could probably make a cleat in less time than it takes you to order those. Just take a board, angle the table saw blade, and rip it. That’ll get you both pieces.

Or, if this is a light-duty shelf, you could just make a recess in the back of the shelf, screw a strip to the wall, put the shelf over it (so the strip slides into the recess in the shelf), and drive a few screws up through the shelf, into the strip, from the bottom.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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lew

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#2 posted 12-16-2014 05:46 PM

I’d leave the back open.

The attach what was to be the back, to the wall. Elongate the holes in the ””wall piece” slightly for leveling (at least I have to). Slip the opening of the box over the wall piece and attach the box to the wall piece with a flat head screw (or 2).

Unless the shelf is extremely heavy or protrudes quite a distance from the wall, this should take care of it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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