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Wall studs should be every 16". If you measure from the start of the wall where the pipes are, you should be able to hit a stud every 16" behind the backing board. I'm not sure what the pipes are that you have in your kitchen - venting maybe, but I would look for shelves that would be supported via studs through the backing board wall instead of trying to ...


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You mentioned you are not much of a DIYer but you might be able to apply the following. This will be an abbreviated version of a French cleat, which you can google. The cleat instead of being on the horizontal pieces would be on the vertical sides. This process would extend the shelf out from the wall by a CM, but because you would be putting the extra ...


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Unfortunately the MDF board is too thin for true "invisible shelves" I really hate those fittings, they just seem so un-secure! You cannot raise the connector, since the board is too thing. but what you could do, is run a beading across the bottom edge. Thats about all I could think of. that would also help with the secure-ness of the fitting since the ...


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Assuming you mean a standard #8 wood screw, and a standard office, not much. A 2 inch drywall screw will hold even less. The first half inch of most screws are tapered and thus don't add much to it's strength. Then you need to subtract the thickness of the bracket and the drywall. So now we have a whole one inch actually used for support. Enough to keep ...


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How much load a screw can hold does not depend on its length, assuming it is long enough. Instead, the load is a function of its cross-sectional area. A typical range for proof strength for steel is 50 to 100 kpsi (i.e., a screw with a 1 square inch cross-sectional area of steel can hold up to 50,000 to 100,000 pounds). See here and here. Of course, as ...



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