My wife put some heavy clothes on this closet rod and it broke. It's not really a standard closet rod that goes the length of the closet opening. It's one of those 'half' ones that allow you shelves in the middle.
I need to add some support to this closet rod. The weakness mainly stems from the fact that the shelf side is very thin wood (Fake wood at that), and the bracket uses very short screws.
In my pictures, I'm thinking the red dots are where I need to add some wood support and use a longer screw in the bracket.
I have two main questions:
1) Is this the best way to go about the solution?
2) Should I use fake (Like this whole closet insert) or real wood?