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I have a 4x4 IKEA expedit shelf (which is ~150cm x ~150cm in size) and want to put it 75cm above the floor, so that it lines up with the head-side of a bed. Its back would face the wall, like this:

+-+
|/|
+-+
|/|     <- Shelf
+-+
|/|
+-+ 
|/|
+-+
   #
   #
   #\
   #===========================\     <- Bed
   #            #             #|

 ^- What to put here, below the shelf?

On the ASCII-art picture, the shelf is midair. What could I put below the shelf so that it's fixed and won't break up if it is charged with books and stuff?

The wall is labile and I guess it can't secure the shelf all by itself.

  • Can you explain "wall is labile"? I'm not familiar with that phrase. – DA01 May 13 '14 at 2:24
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    also: Expedit wall mounting tips: ikeahackers.net/2013/01/… – DA01 May 13 '14 at 2:25
  • @da0 i am sorry i am not a native speaker. I mean that it is not a concrete wall. – Johannes Schaub - litb May 13 '14 at 8:42

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