As you can see by photo, I’ve wttached these “uprights” to a load bearing wall, hoping to have room for work bench and cabinet and tv underneath when done. Focusing on just the shelf right now- the top of this shelf where I will store kids clothes, yard tools and, some furniture parts. Ignore the clutter under the shelf as thats all temporary.
I got excited and attached to wall but am now questioning whether whether it’s safe to have this much pull on a load bearing wall. Therefore, looking for suggestions to secure so it stands on its own, and is just attached to wall.
Can’t tie into ceiling because ceiling/roofing system is butt joints with steel gussets - not meant to be pulled on.
Will take uprights down if there’s no other way- hate to waste as I spent a lot of time getting the joinery right and they were expensive.