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How do you hang something on sheetrock if you have metal wall studs? The item is a very heavy shelf, so anchors aren't going to cut it.

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How heavy is "very heavy"? – getterdun May 1 '14 at 1:50
Hardwood wine rack, probably 20-30lbs empty. Then add some expensive liquor and vintages... – exabrial May 1 '14 at 15:06
Why not a wine rack that sits on the floor like a regular shelf? Liquid is heavy, and if your wine is nice enough to belong on a rack, it is expensive. Not worth the risk in my opinion – Snowman May 2 '14 at 3:57

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I think you can use toggle bolts based on my experience with them and on the ratings given here:

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looks like toggle bolts are the thing to use. Here's a vid including a load test where a guy hangs his body weight off of four of them – Paul May 2 '14 at 5:20

Use heavy duty anchors spaced appropriately. If anchors will not do it, attaching to a stud will not work either and the object must be hung from a joist.

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