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Floating shelf leaning forward/sloping down

Background I am fitting some solid oak floating shelves to a plasterboard wall, using a kit I purchased from Etsy. I was supplied with Gripit brown anchors which are plenty capable of supporting the ...
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Can 2-4x4x8 wood posts be stacked?

Trying to get a basketball goal set up. Can’t find anywhere that sells metal posts for this. There are however wood posts. We got 2-4x4x8 for a total of 16’. 4’ of which will be cemented in ground. ...
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What are these metal strips on our garage walls for?

In a brick outdoor garage building we have metal banding attached vertically to the walls. They seem to be pre drilled, as if they are intended to facilitate fixing additional fixtures e.g shelves. Is ...
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Do Roller Shades have Universal mounting brackets so I can switch out?

Do Most Roller Shades have universal mounting brackets? I want to maybe switch roller shades every couple years between different company manfacucturers? This way I don't have install drill holes for ...
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Install old work low voltage bracket in too big hole

I'm trying to repair a low voltage outlet that was butchered by our cable installer. I was hoping I could reuse the bracket he had used by the "wings" were on serrated or corrugated tabs ...
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What is the part called that holds the upper pulley on an extension spring garage door?

I have an extension spring garage door that doesn't open and close smoothly, and many times it doesn't complete a cycle before jamming up. I recently discovered why - the stationary pulley is quite ...
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How to mount this sink?

Hello I'm new here. I've looked into sink wall brackets. (I prefer to hang rather than using a pedestal). I cant find hanging brackets for the back or the shelf type to hang it that way. Would it ...
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Shelf Bracket Identification?

Can anyone please help me identify the name of this bracket so that I can order more for my metal cupboard? Thanks!
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Beam size and placement for a balcony with supportive brackets? [closed]

I need to build a small timber (spruce) balcony that relies on support brackets. Beam strength calculations cause me a lot of confusion and inconfidence. So my question is, how thick should the ...
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Gallow Bracket for Hammock Chair?

I have a tree in my backyard with no branches low enough for a chair hammock. My plan is to make a 36" gallow shelf bracket with a 2x4 (hang it upside down so flat part is parallel to the ground),...
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How to support a window AC unit for a dormer window?

Does anyone have a solution for installing a window AC unit they've successfully used for a dormer window (meaning one which has part of the roof sloping down below the outside bottom edge of the ...
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Vertical radiator on single stud?

I have an internal, decorated plasterboard wall (aka drywall outside UK) with poor studding: 120cm from its left end, there is a 22mm wide (i.e., as measured horizontally parallel to the wall) stud, ...
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Brackets for Live edge wood shelf

I have a wood shelf I want to hang in my kitchen. The description states 8 x 24 however; the shelf is actually 9" on one end and 8" on the other end. I understand the brackets should be 1&...
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What is this triangle shape thing that holds the bottom of shade to the door

I am wondering what is this triangle shape plastic thing that holds the bottom of the shade to the door? I need to buy multiple of them but I don't know the name.
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Built-in shelves brackets

I'm planning built-in shelves with a design similar to the pictures belwo. Building the shelves is straightforward to me but I'm not sure how to do the installation and/or what kinds of "...
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Cant remove brackets on underside of bathroom sink

I can’t figure out how to remove (or even turn) these brackets. Has anyone seen them or know how to work with these? I’ve done a lot of searching and can’t find anything.
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Best way to remove tv projector mount to access air filter?

I bought a place that has a TV projector mounted to the ceiling. However, the mount is sort of a Y bracket that blocks the air filter from being removed and cleaned. I tried using a 3mm and a 4mm ...
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Can't reattach rail onto Hunter Douglas bracket

My bedroom window has a Hunter Douglas Vignette shade. Since I bought thr place the shade has fallen occasionally and it's always a pain to get back up. Is there a trick to reattaching? Right now one ...
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Is 11 - 12 inches of overhang on a shelf too much?

I've got a couple of shelves that were manufactured to 120cm in length, which is slightly less than 48" (47.25"). Unfortunately, I discovered that the desired location has stud spacing of ...
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How can I hit studs and avoid cables when installing a TV mount?

I bought a suitable TV wall mount bracket (45"-55") for my 48" television, however, I have reservations about committing to the work. My concerns are Should I look for a wall stud, and ...
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How to attach a blind to a wall when I need extra clearance?

I recently bought a Venetian blind, which comes with 3 mounting brackets. My plan is to screw these to the wooden window frame. The issue is that the glass panel has been replaced by double glazing a ...
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What length bracket is required to hold 1.25" thick wood shelving with 11" depth?

I have heavy wood shelves about 1.25" thick and extend 11" from the wall, with differing lengths ranging from 34" to 100". I've noticed that even shelf brackets that are even 5-6&...
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Shelf brackets extend past the shelf

I am a little confused. I purchased shelf brackets in the exact size of the previous ones I had for this shelf. The new brackets however extend a bit further past the shelf itself ( not the depth ...
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What is this kind of bracket called?

I would ideally like this buy the below bracket, but I can't find any reseller. Searching for angle bracket oval adjustable hole doesn't give anything similar, so I am guessing this kind of bracket ...
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TV Wall mount permanent bracket arcs forward

Last night I installed the TV mount bracket on the drywall with two stud support. This was my first ever D.I.Y. lol. Meanwhile, it looks all fine and everything is in place but I noticed that the ...
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What is this metal bracket called?

I want to connect two parallel, overlapping wooden beams by putting two steel “braces” on each of the ends of the overlapping stretch, so four in total. These braces should look like the one I’ve ...
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How to cover up a shelf that is too short for its brackets

I made a slight miscalculation when hanging some shelves. All three rows of shelves that I hung have brackets centered on every other stud. The wood I bought to lay on top of them is 8' long. When I ...
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Can someone identify this gate pillar mounting?

As in the question title, I have these brackets mounted in the pillars at the front of my driveway. Can anyone tell me what I am supposed to attach to them in order to mount gates or some-such?
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Bracket to lay 3× 2x6 on top a 4x4 post?

I am trying to re-purpose existing 4x4 exterior posts to install a swinging seat. The kit that we are using calls for the top beam to be composed of at least 3x 2x6 pieces. Does anyone know of an ...
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removing towel rack

I have a bath towel rack in our bathroom and one of the bar holders has stripped out of the wall. My plan was to try to reattach it, but I cannot figure out how the hardware works. Here's a picture ...
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How can I add support for my floor inside a rigid metal return vent?

I bought an old house with tongue-and-groove flooring and no subfloor. It looks like it was retrofit with a modern HVAC system and floor vents some time in 2008. Whoever installed the return vent made ...
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How do I install a countertop with a large overhang without using a corbel or post?

(Note: I don't think this is a duplicate. Most questions like this are about supporting an overhang using a kneewall, which is very different than a counter side.) I am having a new granite ...
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Identification of unique DIY floating shelf bracket

I'm trying to recreate these shelves. Does anyone know what these steel brackets are called? Or have any ideas how to do this in a different way? https://stillfried.com/products/das-kleine-b-b-87
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Automatically catching mechanism for drop leaf table

I need to build a changing station. We have a great location for it between two walls in our bathroom (they are only about 4 feet apart). The table will span from the one wall to the other. We need ...
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New TV / Old Mount: Bracket Options?

Replacing our 10-year-old TV with a newer TV. The caveat is, I must use the existing wall mount (due to custom stone-work): Now the older TV bracket works well for the 600x400mm VESA dimensions: The ...
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Hidden/Floating Hardware for Solid Wood Alcove Shelves?

I would like to install some thick pieces of wood to form alcove shelves or a built-in bookshelf. They will be tied into studs on the left and right. Minimal support in the rear, against a false wall....
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Are these corner brackets that hard-to-find? [closed]

I was searching for this a particular corner brace/bracket, but it seems that they are impossible to find. I couldn't them at home depot or at amazon. I'm not sure if they just don't exist or if I'm ...
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Was this countertop stabilized properly?

I'm in Florida and recently moved into a new apartment complex. One issue we submitted for maintenance relates to a countertop you can see in the attached in the pictures. Basically, there were no ...
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Surface mount troffer on ceiling

I found these 2x4 LED troffers at a big box store. I'd like to surface mount them on my basement ceiling. I have low ceilings and they are only a half inch thick. They would be perfect. Can you think ...
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Identification of shelf brackets

I have a steel sheet metal cabinet that uses the pictured brackets to hold up shelves. It has a runner in each corner on the inside, with slots which the brackets fit into with a little tooth on the ...
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book shelf brackets

20 years ago we put up bookshelves (still doing fine) and now wish to add some more shelving but I bought (without thinking) some single-track brackets from Loews and they are about a millimeter off ...
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What is recommended method for mounting chandelier canopy that has 2 screws?

I want to mount a chandelier canopy like this one to the ceiling. You'll notice the hole on the left and the hole on the right. The way this assumingly is supposed to work is that you have the ...
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Bracket specification for wall-mounted desk

I've ordered a new desktop which will be made of solid oak. Its dimensions are 2300mm (L) x 820mm (W) (approx. 90.5" x 32"). I doubt it's relevant except for estimating its weight but it's 27mm (1") ...
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Toilet Paper Mounting Bracket

My toilet paper roll holder's mounting bracket has broken. I don't need to buy a whole new unit, just the mounting bracket. However, I am unable to find it anywhere. Tried the google on many ...
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Stair Handrail loose, but not due to screws loose

I have stair handrails held on by brackets like the one in the image. The bend in the loop piece has a larger diameter than the diameter of the post on the bracket that it loops around. Also the post ...
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How to attach old style stacking wire in-basket brackets

Old style stacking wire in-baskets have a heavy wire that is used for the stacking feature. How are the other ends of the wire attached to the next basket in the stack?
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Removable Bracket for Wood

I am hoping to bracket two pieces of wood together at in a removable fashion (parts of a table that can be disassembled). Through research I found hanger bolts which look close to what I would want, ...
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What are "Straight Corner Fixing Brackets" used for?

I saw these on eBay. What is their intended use? I was able to find lots of photos of similar items on Google but not of their actual use case. They seem to be for use against a flush surface. When ...
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Folding Square Bracket

I am doing a DIY project and looking for a folding square bracket. I've searched online and only can find folding brackets for shelves or tables and it is not exactly how I want it. Here is a crude ...
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Correct orientation for t-shaped shelf bracket to minimize stress on anchor bolts

I have a t-shaped shelf bracket that looks like this: | <- screw hole here | <shelf> |----------- <wall>| | | | <- screw hole here This is a ...
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