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If you're sagging in the longitudinal direction, support lengthwise. If you can brace or support the entire length of the shelf, you can avoid a lot of the sagging. Sometimes even so much as adding a font lip will go a long way to making the shelves sturdier. Even a 1/2" x 1" strip, fastened with glue and countersunk wood screws will go a long way. If even ...
You will need regular supports to hold the shelf up from sagging. For books, you will need your supports anchored in the studs and since those are every 16 inches, you will need one every 16 inches. If you were to put a support every other stud (32 inch spacing), even 3/4 plywood would sag about a 1/10 of an inch. If you go with supports every 16 inches, ...
I have seen tension shelves popular for kids lockers but I don't think they go bigger than about 18" but try Google for locker shelf's
Pull-up bars sound elegantly ingenious to me. But if this is a dead space in a hallway that would never really serve a better purpose than having a shelf, consider installing a real shelf mounted with brackets; one that you'll leave when you move out. No damage: improvements!
I've wondered this before, too. Honestly I wouldn't trust a horizontal tension rod shelf unless you're putting lightweight, and not breakable, things on it. I know you're renting, but you could install shelves with braces and then just patch the holes when you leave, assuming you can find similar paint. Another alternative is just something like ...
I did this once when I lived in an apartment and could not modify anything. Since I had metal working and welding experience, I created a steel frame using 1 inch angle steel. Basically, it was a 'table' that stood inside the closet and it's dimensions where precisely the inside dimensions of the closet; ie; the legs were flush against the walls of the ...
If the entire shelf is solid 2x4's (1.5x3.5") (not a 2x4 frame) and the support structure is adequate, about 3000 pounds, making a few somewhat pessimistic assumptions (the safer direction to assume.)
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