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How to hang a shelf in an invisible manner?

I recently decided to start building my own furniture whenever I could. To start small, I decided to go with a design’ish shelf that right now looks like that: I’d obviously like to hang it on the ...
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How to remove a shelf fastener with a round head and no slot

I have some shelving in my closet and it's screwed into the wall with fasteners that look like this (see image). It's a smooth circle and doesn't have any type of hole of slot on top. Is this a screw? ...
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Protecting floor from heavy furniture

I am looking to set up a metal shelving unit in a room that has laminate flooring. The shelving unit weighs around 150 pounds with a 2' by 8' footprint. I estimate around 300 lbs of added weight on ...
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Name of this shelf support with plastic head and two nails

This shelf support is a rectangular plastic head on two unequal nails. What's the name of this thing at the producers? Or the name that can be used on Google to find this thing. The size of the head ...
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Name of this shelf support screw with plastic head

This shelf support is a screw with a semi-circular plastic head. Does it have a name? A name that can be used on Google to find this thing. Or the name given by those who produce it. Additional info: ...
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What distance apart should Elfa vertical wall brackets be?

I would like to install an Elfa system in a storage room under the stairs, but cannot find out what distance apart the vertical wall brackets should be placed at. I checked the website but could not ...
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Attaching a switch to wire shelving

What's the best way to go about attaching an AV switch to the top of a wire shelf? I guess zip ties are one option, but are there any better options (e.g. metal brackets that attach to the wires)?
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Can Closetmaid wall clips be reinstalled after painting? [closed]

I have Closetmaid wire shelving in my laundry room. I want to remove these so I can paint the walls. Can I re-use the clips to re-install the shelves once I finish painting? Thanks for any help!
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What paint will work best with cardboard shelving?

I have created some bookshelves from corrugated cardboard. These are very strong, but they still do flex a bit. I did some tests using Rust-Oleum brand spray paint. Because the cardboard is flexible, ...
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Are 2x2s, 1x4s, or 1x2s sufficient for the support structure of a garage shelving unit?

I would like to build several shelving units in our garage. Each unit will be 36" deep, 88" high, and 60" wide. Each unit will have four shelves, and each shelf will be divided into two cubbies each ...
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Screws stuck inside of Anchors, with shelving unit in between.

I drilled the anchors into the wall and used the screws they came with. The screws wouldn't drill all the way in to lay flat against the shelf, so I tried removing the screws from the anchors and the ...
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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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What is the ideal method of supporting a 27" deep floating desk across 10 feet of wall?

I'm building a floating U shaped desk in my office that will go from wall to wall. This desk will need to support the monitors and accessories of two desktop computers. The towers will be on shelves ...
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Reinforcing a high load wooden corner shelf

I would like to build a shelf capable of holding a maximum load of cca. 60Kg. The image show the placement of the shelf. Below is a conceptual drawing with the dimensions. The image shows the ...
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attach crossbar for ceiling suspended shelves using strong Simpson ties

While constructing a ceiling suspended shelves in garage I was facing problems with attaching crossbar to ceiling joist I just couldn't get lag through 2x4 into middle of joist it was always off and I ...
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Hanging Shelf With 79lb Drywall Anchor

I have a shelf I want to hang up for my son to put up his gaming console and other expensive items. The studs in my wall don't line up with the shelves mounts. I have some drywall anchors left over ...
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Should I fasten brackets to the wall or desktop first?

I have a 20"x60"x3/4" piece of knotty pine with three coats of lacquer. I have two big support brackets. This will be a minimalist desk, should I mount the brackets to the sheet then mount the ...
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Can I suspend garage storage from the ceiling alone?

I am planning to build garage overhead storage using 2x4 similar to this. My questions are: Do they need to have one side support from side wall or can I have them both side attached to ceiling ...
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What's the best way to mount a shelf below existing cabinets?

We've raised all the cabinets in our kitchen all the way to the ceiling, and the plan is to build an open shelf to hang beneath it. Like so: I'm trying to decide what the best way to approach ...
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French cleat mod?

Some background for my question: I have three 2x12x10 planks of stock lumber we already ran through a planer to get relatively smooth. They will be used for open shelving in our kitchen supported by ...
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Securing heavy-load shelves onto a sandy wall

I have tried to install shelves with simple plastic wall anchors. These are Ikea wall shelves with one big metal bracket. The wall is apparently very sandy and I can feel the bracket pulling the ...
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Support for shelves already on L brackets

I have constructed two 6 feet by 19 inches shelves using 3 heavy duty brackets which have diagonal support , which is screwed into stud using 3 inch steel self drilling lag from spax. The floor of ...
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Turning Euro wooden pallets into garage shelving with minimum tools

I have access to Euro pallets : 1100mm * 1100mm * 69mm I want to create exactly this with top shelf 2m high: I am extremely illiterate when it comes to DIY but I have a drill and know how to drill ...
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Wooden shelf with flat brackets?

What is the name of bracket type where a shelf sits in a closet or space between two walls but only flat wooden bars screwed into the wall on each side are holding it up rather than brackets? And what ...
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Affixing an angled shelf to a wall

I want to build a 45 degree angled shelf (think along the lines of a magazine shelf) across a 4 metre plasterboard covered concrete wall. The target load is approx. 50kg distributed evenly. I haven't ...
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Recess AV Cabinet in Bonus Room

We have a bonus room on the top story of our house. The room is built inside the attic; on the other side of every wall is open attic space. I want to use this space to recess our AV equipment in a ...
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What type of shelving is this?

I would like to use the same type of wooden planking used for shelving as in this picture: Unfortunately, having searched for a while I cannot identify it. Any thoughts?
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Designing a Half-Suspended Shelf

I'd like to make a shelf from 17mm (2/3") thick plywood, whose back will be affixed to a brick wall and its front will be suspended by metal cables from a concrete ceiling (e.g. something with the ...
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How should I add a second level to a closet?

I would like to separate a closet into two levels for storage. The closet is 55" by 55" with 8' ceilings. I would like the second level to cut this in half at a height of 4'. I was originally ...
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Worn out shelf holes

I've just moved into an apartment that has really nice IKEA-style (or possibly IKEA) kitchen cabinets, in great shape, but some of the holes to hold up the shelves are worn out. Surely this has ...
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how to “float” a large desk (3000mm x 720mm x 40mm) between walls

I am setting up a home office at the moment in a 3m wide room and like the idea of having a desk "float" from one side of the room to the other. I am basing on this guide. For my desk I'm going to ...
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Pull-down shelf in cabinet

I have a small kitchen and the uppermost cabinet shelves are inaccessible without a stool. Ready-made pull-down shelves are simply too expensive, so I'd like to build my own. What kinds of hardware ...
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How to calculate dead/live load on this 2x4 structure

Here is my general plan. These will be built in the corner of a room and each bay will have a lag into the wall's 2x4 including one in the adjacent wall. The idea is to build these 2x4 frames and ...
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Can I use these brackets to make wall mounted bookshelves?

I have a fairly small home office and I also have several hundred books that I'd like to keep in my office. Because of the limited floor space I want to avoid any type of shelving that sits on the ...
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Type of screws for 2x4 shelves and benches

I am making some shelves and workshop benches out of 2x4 and OSB, just the standard type you see in a lot of garages/workshops. I want them to be sturdy and support a good amount of weight. My ...
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What knots/hitches should I use to attach a log to a screw eye?

I have a log that I want to hang against the wall, creating a small shelf. I'm attaching the logs to two iron screw eyes using 1/4" hemp rope, for a rustic look. Here's a diagram: The screw eyes don'...
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Power Miter Saw, Hand Miter Saw, or Jig Saw?

Looking to build a utility/storage shelf in the unfinished area of my basement. Considered dropping the $170 to get the metal unit from Home Depot (in the U.S.), but thought that now that we have a ...
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How do I remove an IKEA shelf which is stuck on top of another?

I have bought and installed several IKEA shelves (Besta line), and I installed the following (w x d x h: 60 cm x 40 cm x 123 cm): on top of another (60 cm x 40 cm x 38 cm; instructions): In order to ...
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“sap allowed” in walnut timber

I've been looking at getting some timber for a shelf, and found a place online selling walnut "sap allowed" - which I initially took to mean "might be 'sappy'". Having thought some more about it ...
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Heavy Duty Floating Shelves for Kitchen

BACKGROUND: Remodeling our kitchen and SWMBO wants open shelving on one wall versus piecing together 10' of upper cabinets. The lower cabinets on this wall will actually have a big 33" sink and lots ...
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How should I attach a slab of soapstone to iron shelf brackets?

I have a 1'×3' slab of soapstone that I'm placing on top of my radiator, creating a shelf: The radiator bears most of the weight, but the stone isn't stable on top of the radiator (the individual ...
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Does a router smooth edges significantly more than a jigsaw?

My first experiment with a jigsaw produced a nicely rounded shelf, but it's terribly rough. I am considering reducing the labor needed to properly sand it by getting another toy: a router. A nice side ...
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How to enforce wooden shelf with steel strip

I'm making a shelf that'll be 1 meter wide and 2.2 meters long. It's going to be simply supported by wire attached in four corners (with necessary 10 cm space from attachment point to the shelve's ...
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Will my floating shelf hold a fish tank weighing approx 33kg?

I have a 60cm X 23cm floating shelf with 6 X 4mm x 50mm screws with rawl plugs. The shelf is rated at holding 25kg. I also installed 4 L-shaped brackets underneath, each with 3 X 4mm X 50mm screws and ...
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What are the methods of attaching cable to OSB

I'm making a shelf from a sheet of OSB, I'm planning to rig it with 4 cables in the corners. From the answer to this question: How should I attach the cable of a cable-supported shelf? - I get it ...
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Height of uprights for “twin slot” wall mounted shelving

I'm looking to use the "twin slot" uprights and brackets for wall mounting a shelf to use as a work surface for laptop, printer, working on admin etc. For strength is there any advantage in using ...
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steel poles with pine shelving - how to fix?

I have little setup that i didnt properly think about it! rush job. I have four Galvanised poles with four pine shelves (900x220x20) sitting on gate-eye tube clamps. The poles go through the wood on ...
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Shelving on Rubble Stone Foundation

I am looking to build shelving, nothing fancy, for a basement wall. I want to go the easiest possible route and was thinking of nailing a couple 2x4's to the wall and attaching some shelving brackets ...
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How to install wheels on shelves?

I am looking at this product, and wondering if I can install wheels on them.
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Hollow-core door shelves bracketed with 3 pieces of 1x1?

I want to build shelves for a linens closet. I plan to use hollow core door as the shelf material. The doors are 15" deep, and after cutting will be ~70" long. I need to come up with a way to brace ...