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How to attach lvl beam to 2x4 post at a 3-way junction?

Planning out a shelf in my garage and came up with the design below. (As an alternative for overhead racks as my ceiling is best not drilled into) It will mostly just hold random stuff like empty ...
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Spacing between shelf brackets for 1/4 inch plywood and light load

I want to put up a track around the ceiling of my basement for the cats to run around on. Looking at the scrap I have available I believe I have more than enough 1/4" plywood (dunno what kind of ...
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How can I hang heavy bikes under a thick wooden shelf?

My garage has a one inch thick wood shelf up high. I want to hang bikes below it. The bikes are heavy electric bikes, about 70 lbs each. I bought J-hooks but I don't think that'll cut it. I've used ...
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installing anchors into lath and plaster on brick

I messed up installing a shelf and I don't know what to do. The wall is lath and plaster, so I got Hillman hollow wall anchors. The first anchor I installed worked great, the wall was hollow in that ...
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How to use already existing bolts width to hang a floating shelf that has holes of different spacing?

There are two bolts in our concrete wall that we cannot remove. Is there some device that can hang on these bolts to either pseudo-extend the width (the space between the bolts) or lessen it? Does ...
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How do you make nice recess in a melamine board for IKEA shelf holders?

Which tool could be used at home to produce a similar result?
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How do I measure my recess for a shelf accurately?

I have a recess in a room about 60x 200cm, but it isnt perfectly rectangular. I'm not even sure the drywall is particularly straight. I want to put a built in shelf there - any advice on how to cut ...
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Painted Holes for Bookshelf support pins

I’m building custom shelves and intend to drill the side panels for pins for adjustable shelves. I’ll use a jig so the holes are even and level and a drill press with a depth stop. I plan to paint ...
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L shape corner floating shelves

I'm trying to build as thin shelves as possible in a corner of a room, in a L shape. Approx 1.3m x 1.2m. One wall is an alcove so can easily put battens in there and build a frame/tension box/etc with ...
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How should I deal with shelf anchors which are deeper than the framing slats?

In my lounge I have purchased a solid oak shelf to go above my wood burning stove. The shelf has come with this type of fitting. The issue I have is that I don't know how to fasten these due to the ...
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Patch wall stud hole to screw in shelf for heavy loads

I screwed a shelf bracket into a wall stud (behind sheet rock), but the screw kept on spinning. So I thought to insert a toggle bolt anchor to help hold up to 100 lbs of weight on the shelf. But when ...
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Are these screws / anchors good enough for mounting this decorative shelf on drywall?

See the images below. Are these small screws suitable for mounting this on drywall? If not, what should I be using? I have two of these decorative shelves that are intended to display a few kids’ ...
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How to remove this bathroom shelf?

I'm trying to remove the shelf in the bathroom, which aside from two screws, appears to be affixed with some cement around the wall? Any advice on how to remove it without damaging the tiles? There ...
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Can I screw only the bottom screw into a stud?

I recently purchased Granhult from IKEA for my wall shelf. The problem is that my wall stud do not align with the brackets because of the size of my shelf. Can I simply screw the bottom screws into ...
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Suitable anchors for installing Shelf on 1 1/4 " drywall backed with seemingly impenetrable material

I am hanging up some speakers for my stereo on the wall, on opposite sides of the living room. One is already up, and was able to easily anchor into a stud. The other side has no studs, so I will have ...
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Trying to remove a shelf in a corner cabinet to install a lazy susan, can't figure out how to remove shelf!

I'm installing a Rev A Shelf lazy susan but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the shelf out short of cutting it in 1/2. I'm wondering if it was put in the cabinet before the countertop ...
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Options to anchor a printer stand or metal shelf to the wall?

I just bought a new 3d printer and because it's very high speed it's shaking its table a lot. The table is basically a printer stand with metal square sides and two wood shelfs. I added metal aluminum ...
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Securing Cabinet to wall: better to use two anchors to drywall or one screw into stud?

I am aiming to babyproof this unit to the wall. It is three separate, vertical pieces. For the rightmost and leftmost piece, for where they are, there is one stud behind each of them. I can secure ...
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What is the name of this type of shelf support?

I've tried to use Google Lens but no luck. Trying to make some custom furniture with a pipe frame and these seem perfect for insetting a shelf.
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How do I remove this floating shelf?

Recently moved into a new place with a little floating shelf attached to two walls (corner). I initially assumed it was a generic Ikea floating shelf and would have a bracket that would easily come ...
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mounting a shelf to an indoor partition wall end

I want to mount a floating shelf for my cat, wrapping around a wall end. I've poorly illustrated this in red below. I want to support the end that sticks out from the wall end, but i have no idea how ...
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What tap do I need for this application?

I have some wire shelving units that I would like to extend the poles on to make them taller. The shelves are composed of two vertical poles that are female threaded on one end. The poles are ...
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Hanging bookshelves on plaster and lath with wall anchors

Yesterday, I hung two 4ft 1in x 8in red oak bookshelves on my plaster and lath walls and I want to make sure they’re anchored enough since I wasn’t able to hit studs. I tried using a magnet to find ...
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How can fix and strengthen a linen closet shelf?

The shelves in our linen closet are loose (pics below). I plan to fix them by installing angle brackets. One side of the bracket will be on the loose frame, and the other on the wooden frame attached ...
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What fixing to use for hanging heavy structure to wall [duplicate]

I'm building an enclosed storage space above a staircase. The base would be fixed on three sides: on banister on one side (fixed to the floor, can take pretty much any load) and two walls on two more ...
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Floating shelf limits

I have a 12 foot tall alcove section that I would like to use to install a total of 3 or 4 floating shelves made of pine (each shelf 42 inches long, 12 inch deep, 2.5 inch thick). I have a total of 3 ...
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Can I add holes to drawer slides for mounting at other points?

I'm wanting to make a sliding tray that is attached to a shelf - It will only be a partial width of the shelf, not the full width. I will be needing to support up to 15kg and have a slide length of ...
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Can I use a regular ball-bearing drawer slidse on their side?

I'm wanting to create a sliding shelf by essentially adding drawer slides on top of an existing shelf and a piece of wood on top of that: My question is... Are regular ball bearing slides bought ...
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How to attach a corner shelf to the shower tile

The (ceramic) corner shelf in my shower is starting to detach from the porcelain tile. What kind of adhesive should I use to reattach it? I don't want to make any holes in the wall. The shelf is ...
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Putting TV unit on a glass shelf

I have a TV unit (which weighs about 10 kg) that I want to put on top of the first shelf. As you can see on the photographs, it's already being used as a TV unit but it's too short for viewing ...
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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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I need to determine the load weight capacity for 2" x 12" pine board laid flat resting on two points

Boards are used as shelf decking. Each end rests on beams that have a 7/8" lip. We use 2x8", 2x10", and 2x12" pine boards of approximately 40" in length. I have not been able ...
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Hung a shelf on a plaster wall, and it fell, but I want to try again--how do I do it right?

I hung 6 Ikea shelves (these ones, which are metal L-shaped brackets with wood shelves on top) on plaster walls using medium-duty plastic anchors. It was a real issue while we were working. The ...
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Supporting shelves in an alcove

I want to put three shelves into an alcove, as pictured below. The shelves will be pretty basic 20mm timber rectangles with one or two braces; once they're all secured I'm planning to put plasterboard ...
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How do I make my shelves stay on the wall?

I recently purchased a set of three shelves of different sizes. I attached them to the wall with the provided hardware (screws and plastic sleeve anchors) and they stay up fine by themselves, but when ...
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How do I hang a heavy brass bar shelving system onto a mirror backsplash?

I have a heavy brass shelf unit I need to screw into a mirror backsplash. We have tried twice and cracked the mirror both times. The shelf unit consists of brass posts that screw into the mirror at ...
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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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Putting a mirror on the inside of a wardrobe door

How can I put a mirror on the inside of a wardrobe if the shelves come all the way to the door?
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How can I counterbalance a shelving cabinet with a rearward weight bias to prevent tipping? [closed]

I will add drawing soon, but I have and old stand up piano brass back with all the strings. I was going to bolt that to the back of the shelves but obviously it will make it very back heavy. I am ...
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Kitchen shelf placement

I've bought a large, wooden kitchen shelf that I wanted to build up onto a wall above the stove, but my roommate said the heat from the stove will destroy the wood, and will become a health and safety ...
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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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Joining MDF shelf to extend length of spare pieces

I have some spare MDF Bullnose Shelving that are 39" combined. I need to build a 32" shelf in a closet space. I will use MDF cleats to support the shelf. Is it possible to combine these for ...
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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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What is this metal inside my wall?

Last night I was try to put up a shelf across this narrow wall protrusion in my semi-finished garage. Magnetic stud finder registered on the edges but not in the center of the wall, so I believed it ...
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Snowboard Storage

I want to store my snowboard as follows: Put 4 x 12" rods straight out from the wall, only 1" from the ceiling Slide board onto rods, underside of board along the ceiling (bindings down ...
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How to fix gaps in shelf without a table saw?

I built this shelf for my office, I want to make it look as seamless as possible. I work with kids, only lightweight toys will go on this shelf. I was hoping some type of cover existed I could put ...
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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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Estimated strength of U-profile shelf standards?

I would like to make a table, which is only supported by 4 of these U-profiles. Two on each end will be screwed in a brick wall. The shop doesn't have any specs on the U-profiles. Question Assuming I ...
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LED strips on separate shelves

I just bought LED strips that works with Alexa, so if i want it to work must be connected to that exactly power source, i want to install it in 3 different shelves that are going to be separate but i ...
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