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Will my shelf be strong enough despite one of the brackets being in drywall anchors?

I just put up some shelves using brackets from Home Depot and Canadian Tire. You can see them in the image below. The brackets themselves are rated for much more weight than I'm putting on them (like ...
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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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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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How to install shelves when only 1/2 inch under drywall

In a previous reno, drywall was installed over a wall made of a material I can't drill into. I want to hang some shelves. There's about 1/2" space between the drywall and the previous wall material - ...
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How to mount two king-sized bed heads horizontally to a wall to use as an open closet/shelving?

I have two king-sized bed heads leftover from failed customer service experience. I've tried to give them away on Freecycle, to no avail. It seems like a waste (and hassle where I live in London) to ...
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Why do shelves often fall during the night?

I was reading this question and ran across something that has occurred to me several times in the past. It may just be that it seems like shelves fall at night a disproportionate amount of the time ...
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Mounting a bathroom mirror cabinet with only one stud near top-center

I'm trying to mount a mirror cabinet over my sink. It weighs about 40lbs with the mirror doors attached and has a cross bar at the top for mounting: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/enhet-mirror-cb-with-2-...
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Center Support for Closet Rod

Hi all I'm new to home improvement but I need some help on my closet. I have a closet that's roughly 8 feet so I'm aware I will need some kind of support in the middle. I was wondering if there is any ...
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Conversion from wood stud hardware to metal stud/toggle bolts?

I currently am looking to install some shelf mounts that come with #10x1.8 in screws to drill into wood studs. Two mounts have a 55 lb weight capacity. Our walls have metal studs, so I need to use ...
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Pressure-treated wood truly necessary for basement furring strips?

Best practice described everywhere is to use pressure-treated wood when the wood will be in contact with concrete. In general, that makes great sense, especially when framing to finish a basement with ...
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Is it okay to install floating shelves in a reinforced beam/column?

So, this is the reinforced concrete beam and column. Was wondering if it will cause any problems on the building if I installed floating shelves in them. And in the case that there are water/electric ...
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Shelving small closets - only 1 stud in each wall

I have 2 small pantry/closets, both about 22"x22" with small lips by the opening. I want to install some shelving in these closets, ideally ones that I can easily change the height of as ...
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Maximum weight on a brick wall (not brackets)

I’m looking to put up about 14 metres of bookshelves (5 separate shelves between 1.2metres and 3.5 metres) on a wall (brick wall/masonry) built in the 50s using approx 32 strong brackets in the attic (...
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Interior wall appears to have missing stud. What's going on?

I'm mounting some simple Rubbermaid-type shelves to the wall. (One upright track is affixed to each stud, and brackets are used to attach each shelf to the uprights.) The wall is typical interior ...
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Specialty screws for reinforcing wooden shelf supported by pins

This is a 6 foot tall MDF + Veneer shelf unit. Adjustable shelves with pin holes. Most are supported as shown. The shelf I am remounting uses screws in the pinhole and the dovetailed inserts in the ...
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Top-hang or traditional twin-slot shelves for books?

We want to hang bookshelves on a wall that's about 2.2m high by 3.8m wide. We are considering a twin-slot system, for example by Elfa. But even within that choice, there are options, specifically ...
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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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Bathroom Shelving with Sliding Mirrors - Best method and weight limit?

https://i.sstatic.net/9cDb6.jpg https://i.sstatic.net/BeOcO.jpg I'm wondering what might be the best method of installing 71" wide by 7.25" deep wood shelving that will be supporting 3 sliding ...
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How should I attach heavy floating shelves to hollow plasterboard walls?

I have the following shelves, intended to be floating shelves, that we want to attach to our kitchen walls. The walls are hollow plasterboard, with no studs where we want to put these shelves. They ...
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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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Can anyone tell me what type of woodworm this is, and what to use to kill it?

There's a video here of a woodworm beetle poking it's head out of a hole, that i filmed on my phone with a little macro lens. I'd already treated the wood with this water-based woodworm killer, and ...
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Floating shelf bracket using shorter metal prongs

I routed out 25cm long grooves in the center of the thickness of my floating ply shelves (3.4cm thickness). I have metal jumbo bolts of 12mm thickness and 25cm length that worked very well (the ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I put an IKEA "Expedit" shelf 75 cm above the floor?

I have a 4x4 IKEA expedit shelf (which is ~150cm x ~150cm in size) and want to put it 75cm above the floor, so that it lines up with the head-side of a bed. Its back would face the wall, like this: +-...
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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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Shelving units anchored to drywall and metal studs - Load Bearing and Safety Concerns

We are interested in purchasing a residence that has a workshop attached to it. The owner has erected metal shelving units like those shown in the attached photos. The shelving units are anchored to ...
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Help identifying the type of shelf support

please could someone help me identify the type of shelf support in the pic below. This is from a kitchen cabinet shelf, need to order some spares, but can't find anything that resembles it online. ...
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