View Full Version : little help/opinions before disaster

09-13-2010, 09:10 PM
hey everyone
sooo i decided to do some shelved in my hobby room for my stuff, most are PF and heavy

what im needing id the experience in this matter or opinion as i put them up up out of hands and pets.
i went for 2 shelves 6' long and 12" deep
top shelf is 25" from ceiling and 2nd shelf is 22"
instead of using single brackets i decided to use 3 of these
supports (http://www.lowes.com/pd_107716-46882-25203PHLLG_4294936608_4294937087_?productId=300635 7&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity _sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Shelves%2B_4294936608_4294937087_ %3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr%7C0%7C%7Cp_produ ct_quantity_sold%7C1%26page%3D4)

and im using these for the sheves, there rated at 170 pounds
shelf supports (http://www.lowes.com/pd_107991-46882-25207PKLLG_4294936608_4294937087_?productId=300637 6&Ns=p_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity _sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Shelves%2B_4294936608_4294937087_ %3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr%7C0%7C%7Cp_produ ct_quantity_sold%7C1)

im using 4" heady duty wood screws in the studs in the wall, there are 4 per slat for a total of 12 being used plus the screws attaching the wood the brackets "the wood is 3/4" ponderosa pine as i plam on staining later.

it seems nice and secure but ive only stuck a few things on the bottom so far ...paranoid much...yes i am lol

im wanting to stick my pf indy, hellboy2 and berserker up there, what are the chances of this beast ripping out the wall, any estimate on what my safe total weight should be?

sorry if this was un organized but any help would be awesome

09-13-2010, 09:19 PM
If the shelves are wood and your secured into studs, I wouldn't worry.

09-14-2010, 11:10 AM
Yes i decided to go with read wood instead of partical board and figured it would be better weight distribution spread 4' down the wall using the rails instead of just on brackets.