|Forum topic by MRod||posted 08-03-2009 07:04 PM||12167 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
08-03-2009 07:04 PM
Okay so with advice from Marc the WW and the just go and get it done folks at woodweb (http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Floating_Bookshelves_Without_Brackets.html)
I slung up a floating bookshelf last night that is – get this – 8 FEET LONG and 11″ deep, 1.75″ thick.
All on a nice 8′ long cleat of oak and well see the pics for the rest.
I threw 8 1 lb clamps and a sander on top of it. seems a bit wobbly but in sturdy. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
I am banging on it and such and it seems sturdy, but I would think that if you grab any shelf hanging from toggle bolts (rated at 50 lbs) that it would wobble as a complete box…does that mean it is going to come flying out of the wall.
I am using those more advanced toggle bolts that allow you to take them in and out until you commit to your spot. I have bolts every 18″.
THIS IS A CUSTOMER PROJECT, therefore I will be uninstalling this soon and re-installing at the clients shop where they will put 30-40 1 lb coffee bag on it. It will be installed about 9′ from the ground into a 1/2″ drywall.
HMMMM – your thoughts? Am I going to get a call back here?
-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!