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edwood1975

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04-09-2015 04:29 PM

I am in the planning stages of designing a Zig Zag corner shelf unit pictured below and I am attaching it to drywall I don’t really want to use a cleat system but I’m wondering if anyone can recommend a drywall fitting the only thing is I’m not sure what the weight is

!!!!!

-- Ed


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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 04:35 PM

You will need to consider the weight of the shelves themselves plus the weight of what is on the shelves.

Is this a single unit or is each shelf separate?

Assuming that you don’t want screws showing the two methods that come to mind are:

1. recessed screws and plugs
2. key holes
3. construction adhesive

method #1 has the problem of color matching the plug
method #2 has the problem of alignment of all of the key holes.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 04:40 PM


I am in the planning stages of designing a Zig Zag corner shelf unit pictured below and I am attaching it to drywall I don t really want to use a cleat system but I m wondering if anyone can recommend a drywall fitting the only thing is I m not sure what the weight is


You will need to consider the weight of the shelves themselves plus the weight of what is on the shelves.

Is this a single unit or is each shelf separate?

Assuming that you don t want screws showing the two methods that come to mind are:

1. recessed screws and plugs
2. key holes
3. construction adhesive

method #1 has the problem of color matching the plug
method #2 has the problem of alignment of all of the key holes.

- WoodNSawdust


You will need to consider the weight of the shelves themselves plus the weight of what is on the shelves.

Is this a single unit or is each shelf separate?

Assuming that you don t want screws showing the two methods that come to mind are:

1. recessed screws and plugs
2. key holes
3. construction adhesive

method #1 has the problem of color matching the plug
method #2 has the problem of alignment of all of the key holes.

- WoodNSawdust


You will need to consider the weight of the shelves themselves plus the weight of what is on the shelves.

Is this a single unit or is each shelf separate?

Assuming that you don t want screws showing the two methods that come to mind are:

1. recessed screws and plugs
2. key holes
3. construction adhesive

method #1 has the problem of color matching the plug
method #2 has the problem of alignment of all of the key holes.

- WoodNSawdust


You will need to consider the weight of the shelves themselves plus the weight of what is on the shelves.

Is this a single unit or is each shelf separate?

Assuming that you don t want screws showing the two methods that come to mind are:

1. recessed screws and plugs
2. key holes
3. construction adhesive

method #1 has the problem of color matching the plug
method #2 has the problem of alignment of all of the key holes.

- WoodNSawdust

Yes it is one unit and I’m not concerned about mounting screws showing

-- Ed

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MrUnix

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 04:41 PM

Screws and plugs would support the most weight. You can screw directly into the studs in the corners, and use twist-n-lock drywall screw anchors on the outboard edges which are great little buggers and will hold quite a bit of weight. Since you haven’t built it yet, getting the plugs to match should not be a problem.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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edwood1975

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 05:25 PM



Screws and plugs would support the most weight. You can screw directly into the studs in the corners, and use twist-n-lock drywall screw anchors on the outboard edges which are great little buggers and will hold quite a bit of weight. Since you haven t built it yet, getting the plugs to match should not be a problem.

Cheers,
Brad

If I may ask should there be studs right in the corners and on the Home Depot site does the 50lb weight refer to each drywall screw? Or the entire pack.. Sorry I’m not used to ganging stuff I guess

- MrUnix


-- Ed

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greg48

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#5 posted 04-09-2015 07:29 PM

I’ll go with Brad (MrUnix). Get yourself a plug cutter bit and cut your own plugs out of your project material for a near perfect color and grain match.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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