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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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How to fix a floating wall shelf on an uneven wall

I just installed some floating wall shelves from ikea but my wall is uneven horizontally and one of the shelves is sticking out, not tight to the wall. Is there any way to fix this? These are the ...
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Anchor 1x2 wood on cabinet side wall

Can anyone recommend a good method of anchoring a 1x2 9" wood strip on the side of the cabinet wall? The strip will be used as a shelving bracket. I don't expect there to be a lot of weight but I'd ...
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Suspended platform hanger support spacing calculation

I am building a 8' x 4' storage shelf that I would like to hang from my ceiling. The frame of the shelf is constructed using 2" x 4". I have 2 x 4 cross supports every 24 inches. The shelf attached to ...
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What's the mechanism to maintain this shelf stable

I want to know what's the mechanism to maintain this shelf stable even when they tilt the wall-bed: I would like to build something similar myself (not for a bed though). I researched about gimbal + ...
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How to remove built-in shelf without damaging

I have an angled shelf I'd like to remove from an old built-in unit in the house. However, I can't see how it is secured. It is solid wood and is very sturdy. Appears to be some glue at the seams (...
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Installing a shelf in the bathroom

I am trying to mount the following shelf in my bathroom: Backside of shelf: The current screws I have for the shelf: Close up: My question: Are those the correct screws? Do they fit? Seems really ...
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Thickness of Acrylic for shelves with 39" span

I'm planning to mount acrylic shelves in front of a window. The shelves will be 10" deep and 39" long. I will be using brackets on both ends that run the full depth of the shelves. There will be no ...
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simple niche/nook shelf: boards resting on screws

I have a niche/nook in a room (marked red) and some leftover chipboards of width 16mm. Together they should make a simple shelf. So I would cut the chipboards to the same width/depth as the niche/...
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Built a shelf out of 2x4s but some braces do not meet, will they hold?

I paid someone else to build this basic shelf for me because i'm no carpenter, but i'm a little concerned about it's integrity because it will be holding aquariums. It's a frame of 2x4s with enough ...
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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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What is the cheapest wood or wood-like material strong enough for books?

I would like to create wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in a room, to hold several thousand books. The shelves for the larger books is in a grid like this, with vertical columns like in ...
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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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Ikea 5x5 Kallax disassembly (cross dowels)

I want to disassemble my 5x5 Kallax, due to me moving. My Problem is, that there are dowels going vertically through 3 panels. See the manual Manual page 13 and onwards for a graphic description. How ...
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What kind of wheels do I need?

I would like to put my 3 ft x 1 ft x 2 ft shelves on wheels. They will be used to hold books in my classroom so they need to be fairly sturdy. However the wood is only 3/4 in thick. What kind of ...
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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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How do I reattach a shelf to the wall when it ripped out of the wall?

I had attached a shelf to my wall using the hardware that came with the shelf, but then it came crashing down in the middle of the night and all of my stuff came down with it. The hardware came from ...
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Hangin IKEA ALGOT shelve on drywall-like structure

There is a 50 mm thick wall which separates my balcony from the neighbors one. The damage done accidentally by my neighbor, show structure similar to drywall I was thinking about mounting an IKEA ...
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What type of shelf support peg is this?

My kitchen cabinets have the support pegs shown in the photo below. The one on top is the front peg and the one on the bottom is the rear. The
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Are there simple ways to construct shelving under a kitchen worktable?

I have the following worktable in my kitchen: I'd like to have another "shelf" below the table top. Are there any simple solutions to this problem? It might be possible to purchase another shelf ...
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How to support this shelf?

I found this shelf already attached to supports and I'd like to put it up on the back of this cedar closet. The cedar closet is built out of a frame of 2"x4"s, but the width between the 2x4s ...
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