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Where can I find a 2x2 (1.5“ x 1.5”) post base/bracket/flange to insert a standard 2x2 board, preferably in aluminum? [closed]

I'm looking for something that looks like this to insert a 2x2" standard wood board (really 1.5" x 1.5"): Here is an example, but it is steel and the specs don't give me a good inside-...
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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 The issue is that the glass panel has been replaced by double glazing a ...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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Is there any such thing as a rectangular tripod mount or something like that? [closed]

So I bought this 20€ foldable laptop table: But I work with at least 2 external HDDs at a time, so I needed to find a way of having them "attached" to the table, too. The best, cheapest, most elegant ...
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Outdoor lamp installation without outlet box

I am replacing my old outdoor lamp. The new lamp has an X-shaped mounting bracket. However, my outlet does not have an outlet box (see pic), or may be there is one but the stucco has covered it. There ...
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Can I mount wall 75 inches (50kg) tv on plasterboard? [duplicate]

I am going to mount a TV to a wall in my living wall. The only problem I have is the TV weighs about 50kg and I am little bit afraid of hanging this amount of weight on pure plasterboard. Is it safe ...
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Mounting a shelf into concrete, with two non-identical anchors (brackets)

I have a wall shelf that I'd like to mount into a concrete wall. Unfortunately, due to a mistake I ended up with two different anchors (not sure what the term is - I think it's anchor, bracket, or ...
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Fence to Fence Post Gap, Fix a Leaning Fence

There is a big gap (at least 3") between the new fence at one side and old fence at perpendicular side. As you can see in the pic, the old fence is not connecting to the new fence post. Whoever ...
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How to install an AC bracket without a windowsill

These instructions call for anchoring the AC bracket to the window sill, right where it meets the stool: However, my windows don't have that layout, here's a picture of what mine looks like: How ...
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Is it possible for a bathroom countertop to be held up by angle brackets

We're remodeling the bathroom and want to get the countertop put in. Instead of building a vanity cabinet, we want to have a floating countertop (quartz). We found the piece we're interested in, and ...
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What's the name for a bar connecting two parts for reinforcement?

This shelf bracket has an oblique bar connecting the two arms, to make it stronger. That bar makes it a 'Heavy duty shelf bracket'. Does that bar have a name? Like 'reinforcing bar' for example. I ...
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49" TV wall mount with full motion bracket on plasterboard

I recently purchased the LG 49SJ800V. I would like to wall mount this TV using a full motion TV bracket (like this). Aerial and electricity sockets are located at 1.83m from the floor on a ...
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Length of drawer slides

I build a new cabinet that needs drawers. The front of face frame to the front of the back wall is 18.75". I'm planning to build a 17" drawer to fit that space. My problem is to determine what ...
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Can I mount a workbench on triangular shelf brackets over drywall?

Building a work bench to a finished drywall using triangle brackets. Bench will be approximately 22' in length and 24" deep. My shop is finished - insulated, drywalled and taped. I like the idea of ...
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Is it advisable to mount an outdoor air-conditioner on a wall with brackets?

I heard somewhere that mounting an outdoor air-conditioner unit in townhouses is not recommended, since vibration may propagate through the wall on adjacent units and thus disturb other tenants and ...
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Mounting heavy items with no studs

I purchased this wine rack even though I'm skeptical on the strength of the L Brackets. I do not have studs in my wall but purchased these heavy duty anchors for 3/8 inch drywall. Any thoughts on ...
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Where are the wall studs?

I'd like to put upright brackets above my sewing table, but I can't seem to locate the studs. The wall is shared with my neighbor in an apartment building. My stud finder was giving me some ...
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How do I design a quasi tamperproof shower curtain rod mounting point for eldery with Alzheimers?

Question I am seeking another solution to keep a shower curtain rod from falling easily. There were other posts that mentioned drilling and mounting. I would prefer, if possible, something that is ...
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How do I repair a broken garage door opener arm bracket?

The bracket that connects the push arm of our garage door opener is getting ripped off from the door (see picture below). All screws, except a bolt at the top of the bracket are detached. How can I ...
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how to fasten shelf bracket?

How do I fasten a shelf bracket correctly? I think I'll need to drive the two upper screws in at an angle? This is a typical bracket with three screw holes: one at the bottom and two on the top. The ...
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Is there a way to hang mini blinds with only 1/2" of space to mount the brackets?

I had all of the windows in my house replaced last week and I just assumed that my fairly new mini blinds would be able to be put back up but once the new windows were in, but there is now only a ...
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Use 10 inch network patch panel with 19 inch switch

I have 10 network outlets throughout the house that terminate in the basement. I got a 16-port switch for them to plug into, going via a 12-port patch panel. I can't figure out how I'm supposed to ...