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How to secure an ikea Kallax shelf unit

I’d appreciate some advice on the tools I need to complete a task. I bought an Ikea Kallax shelving unit (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/30275861/) It came with two brackets, with a space ...
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Need to install wood framing in a pipe filled wall to be able to hang shelving

I've got this wall, from which I've ripped off the drywall. The wall is 5' wide, 9' high. There's 4 flimsy metal studs and I'd like to install a few big sheets of plywood over those so I can put up 6 ...
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Wire shelving for laundry

I am purchasing wire shelving for an 8 foot wide concrete wall laundry. I will hang two 8 foot by 16 inches. Are 4 vertical wall brackets enough to support it? I understand I should space them every ...
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Heavy Duty Floating Shelves for Kitchen

BACKGROUND: Remodeling our kitchen and SWMBO wants open shelving on one wall versus piecing together 10' of upper cabinets. The lower cabinets on this wall will actually have a big 33" sink and lots ...
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How should I attach a slab of soapstone to iron shelf brackets?

I have a 1'×3' slab of soapstone that I'm placing on top of my radiator, creating a shelf: The radiator bears most of the weight, but the stone isn't stable on top of the radiator (the individual ...
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What are the methods of attaching cable to OSB

I'm making a shelf from a sheet of OSB, I'm planning to rig it with 4 cables in the corners. From the answer to this question: How should I attach the cable of a cable-supported shelf? - I get it ...
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Does a router smooth edges significantly more than a jigsaw?

My first experiment with a jigsaw produced a nicely rounded shelf, but it's terribly rough. I am considering reducing the labor needed to properly sand it by getting another toy: a router. A nice side ...
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How to enforce wooden shelf with steel strip

I'm making a shelf that'll be 1 meter wide and 2.2 meters long. It's going to be simply supported by wire attached in four corners (with necessary 10 cm space from attachment point to the shelve's ...
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What is the cheapest way to stiffen a tube/pipe?

I have some steel tubes (18 mm OD) which I wish to use as horizontal members in a storage rack (a bit like shelves). However, the tube flex and bend quite a bit when I put heavier boxes on them. The ...
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What is the cheapest/easiest way to make bookshelves?

I own a lot of books, and would love to display them on a bookshelf that covers an entire wall. I love the look of wood, but it is so expensive at the moment. I'm also a bit short of spare time, so I ...
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Will my floating shelf hold a fish tank weighing approx 33kg?

I have a 60cm X 23cm floating shelf with 6 X 4mm x 50mm screws with rawl plugs. The shelf is rated at holding 25kg. I also installed 4 L-shaped brackets underneath, each with 3 X 4mm X 50mm screws and ...
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Filling holes in book shelves

I've used Billy book selves from Ikea to create a built-in unit along a wall. I am going to put the shelves up inline, then I need to fill the rest of the holes which are in the sides. After the holes ...
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Height of uprights for “twin slot” wall mounted shelving

I'm looking to use the "twin slot" uprights and brackets for wall mounting a shelf to use as a work surface for laptop, printer, working on admin etc. For strength is there any advantage in using ...
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What are cheap ways to build strong shelves with a large span?

I have removed several old and moisture damaged built in storage units from my house. I would like to replace them with shelving. There are a number of different sized gaps (width and depth to fill). ...
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steel poles with pine shelving - how to fix?

I have little setup that i didnt properly think about it! rush job. I have four Galvanised poles with four pine shelves (900x220x20) sitting on gate-eye tube clamps. The poles go through the wood on ...
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How much weight can you mount to a wall?

I would like to mount a fairly heavy shelving unit (~150lbs) to a wall with a number of L-brackets. It being a shelving unit, I would be putting all kinds of books and random stuff on it, thus ...
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Shelving on Rubble Stone Foundation

I am looking to build shelving, nothing fancy, for a basement wall. I want to go the easiest possible route and was thinking of nailing a couple 2x4's to the wall and attaching some shelving brackets ...
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How to install wheels on shelves?

I am looking at this product, and wondering if I can install wheels on them.
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Hollow-core door shelves bracketed with 3 pieces of 1x1?

I want to build shelves for a linens closet. I plan to use hollow core door as the shelf material. The doors are 15" deep, and after cutting will be ~70" long. I need to come up with a way to brace ...
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How should this microwave shelf be stabilized?

My first post here. I've spent some time making a little shelf for my microwave oven. I'd estimate that it weighs around 15 Kgs. I made a plywood shelf with 4 wall brackets supporting it. The edge ...
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Reinforcing a shelf supported only by pins

Our liquor cabinet has the usual row of holes drilled on either side for height-adjustable shelves, with typical shelf pins: I think the wood is MDF + veneer. It might be plywood. It's not holding ...
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What kind of wood is recommended for replacing kitchen cabinet shelving? [closed]

We have kitchen cabinets with removable plywood shelves. They are 1/2" thick and 10.25" wide. The lengths are 19.25" (short) and 31.25" (long). We want two more short, and one more long one. They ...
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How to remove lawyer bookcase glass door?

The lawyer bookcase has glass doors that slide up over the books. I am attempting to remove the door to replace the glass on one of the shelves. Top shelf with the door in the retracted position: ...
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Supporting sliding ladder rail from sides of small closet?

I'd like to build a rolling ladder for my tall office closet using a kit. However, the shelving is metal ClosetMaid/Elfa-style and can't support a rod for the ladder to slide along. My thought is ...
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How should I choose between a pegwall or slatwall as a tool storage solution?

I'm interested in putting up a tool wall in my garage/workshop. Taking into consideration the price, strength, ease of use and versatility. Which of the two boards will be best for the job and what ...
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Looking for a particular dual-track shelving bracket.

I'm considering a dual-track wall shelf system for our living room: (Photo from Home Depot/Rubbermaid) I'd also like to hang a few things from the tracks other than shelves. For example, I'd like ...
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How to permanently secure shelves for built-ins

I have used a set of Billy book selves from Ikea to create a built-in unit. I will be placing the shelves in place, then filling the rest of the holes (which allow for adjustment of the shelves). The ...
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How to determine the type of wall on which I'm putting up a shelf?

I'd like to put up a small shelf. I have never tackled any kind of DIY project before so this is a first (I don't even have the necessary tools yet!) and I have a rather newbie question: Having read a ...
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Can I hang over-the-door organizers from exposed drywall?

One of the walls in my laundry closet is open into the adjacent closet between the ceiling and the raw edge of the top of the drywall (about a foot gap). Is it safe to use over-the-door hooks to hang ...
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Wall shelving: 2 or 3 brackets?

I am trying to build wall shelves in this little nook here. The space is 52 inches long. I'm using these wooden brackets from Ikea: But I am unsure whether to use 2 brackets, or 3. (2 would be ...
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Expanding nylon dowel to fix a U shaped rail fails

I'm trying to fix a rail and bracket type of shelf this one to be precise. Having a plasterboard wall, I picked self expanding nylon dowels like this. My problem is, the rail being U shaped, as soon ...
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Lifting mechanism for height adjustable sitting standing desk

I have put together a sitting standing desk and all but one part works. The bit I would like some advice on is how to dynamically raise the keyboard/mouse surface to switch between ergonomic standing ...
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Which side of a shelf liner faces up?

I have a shelf liner that has bumps on one side and is smooth on the other side. It is non-adhesive. Which side faces up, or what are pros/cons of each? It looks like this:
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What do you call the attach-y things on the business end of adjustable shelf brackets?

See this here? I am trying to find something like it so that I can create wall riser extensions for my cubicle at work. I'd cut some lengths of 3/16"-thick board, attach to them these brackets, and ...
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Need help choosing bookshelf thickness

I have a recessed wall and want to build in some shelves. Went to the lumber yard today and got some 1"-thick hard maple boards and asked them to mill them down to 5/8", which they are going to do ...
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How to hang very heavy (marble, granite, quartz, etc.) shelves on drywall and studs?

I am planning a kitchen remodel and I have been looking into hanging some kind of stone-ish shelves on one wall. Surprisingly, I'm having a hard time finding much information on the feasibility of ...
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What is the most solid way to mount floating shelves?

I want to install a series of floating shelves to hold mostly books and some other heavy items in my living room. I found this on Instructables where one use expansion bolt and 6mm thread bar for ...
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How can I build pull-down shelving for kitchen appliances?

We have a relatively small kitchen and having appliances like the microwave on the benchtop takes up space all the time when they're not being used. What I'd like to do is build some pull-down shelves ...
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Hanging a shelf on a difficult wall

My mother's very small bathroom has one wall she could use to put a small, 3 shelf unit (weight 10 pounds). But when we went to install it, we discovered that there is a sheet metal vent approximately ...
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How do I put up shelving that won't sag? [closed]

What is the best way to put up a single shelf at top of wall to go all the way around the room for books
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Is there such a thing as a horizontal tension rod shelf?

I want to put up a shelf going the width of a narrow hallway, but cant do any drilling in the walls (our walls are terrible and I rent so I don't want to do any damage). I thought about suspending a ...
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How can I mount a shelf above a closet door?

I would like to mount a wall shelf above a closet door in a small bedroom. I was thinking about using the Ikea Ekby shelf, which is 59" long (exactly the length of the sliding doors of the closet). I ...
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how much weight can a 2in screw, screwed into a stud hold

I am building some industrial style shelving for my office. Basically i need to know how much weight can one 2in screw in a stud hold? This will answer my question. Thanks.
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How to build floating shelving?

I want to put up a 6' x 10" shelf....width to be determined by structure that will hold up a 6' long shelf. The items on this shelf will be some books, craft supplies, knick knacks... Best way to ...
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Is there any harm in using shorter shelf brackets with a deeper shelf?

I'm planning on installing Ikea shelves mounted on wall brackets (using the Antonius system). Until recently there were Antonius shelves 14 3/8 inches deep, but now they've disappeared, leaving only ...
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How can I hang a shelf with no visible fasteners?

I just built a shelf for a bedroom based on instructions found at Happy at Home. Problem is: the blog doesn't explain how to hang it! Can someone help me figure out a clean way to hang this shelf ...
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How do I attach a shelf to an existing kitchen unit?

In the kitchen of our new house, there is a slightly unusual extension to the side of one of the cupboards where the wall has been covered by a flat piece of veneered chipboard, the same finish as ...
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What fittings to use for floating box shelves

I'm trying to fit some box shelves but cannot find the type of fittings to use so that the screws are not visible. The thickness of the shelves of about 1cm. This is the fitting of the back of the ...
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Hang a floating mantel

We recently replaced an existing fireplace mantel and my wife would like me to re-purpose the old mantle as a high mounted shelf in our soon to be occupied nursery. The original install was a 1x1 ...
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Where can I get unusual dowel/shelf bracket sizes? [closed]

I need to put up shelves inside a custom shelving unit. However, the original toggles that held up the shelves were lost in a move. I was thinking dowels but I've been told that the originals were ...