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There are several varieties of hanging shelves. The type shown here are for lighter duty. If you have heavier items you want to place, you may want to go with the frame (cleat) that has spacers attached directly to the cleat. As far as a sagging cleat, I'm guessing you don't have it screwed into the wall studs.
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I really had a lot of fun doing this project, so much that we now have shelves all over the house. Now I have to go out and buy a bunch more do-dads and such to put on them.
This sounds like a good idea. Burt
Wow, you should make them move out!
OK teacher, give him an F!
Why not ask Santa for them?
Whew, Dyanne! I was gasping for air after reading your way-too-long single sentence. Ever thought of using punctuation marks, such as commas and periods, to make your post more readable? I really couldn't decipher what the hell you were trying to say.
Did you screw it into a stud? And not just drywall?
At first i saw you explained how there was gonna be mounts on the wall that the shelves would fit into to give the floating look but thought how would it stay on till close to the end you fastened the shelf thought the whole video was really cool and seen quit a few shows over the year great job in breaking things down for the people made vast improvements you used to do things much quicker and the experienced to moderate would only be able to keep up now everyone should be able to keep up you do great work g-d bless i would like some ideas on fold-able shelves i thought of the plane style with how it stays secured upright with two hinges at the base but with a draw bridge concept of two chains on either side that can have multifunctional purpose as either night stand desk or shelf space but could use some tips on how to make it less raw in design and more style maybe even you can say have a more feminine quality but a mans ruggedness my room has an elegant home feel to it and i can build like a man but im a lady first and formost just since i was a little girl i always loved taking things apart putting things together and creating things with my hands every chance i got so any ideas for the ladies like my self on ways like i described in utilizing space more efficiently with style and elegance
Hi Ron, I just watched one of your videos I found it to be very informative I think I have a new site to go to when I need a hand, thanks.
Wow, it takes dedication to make floating shelves in a closet! God bless.
Can I make these shelves 16" deep? I want them to hold stereo components.
Hollow core doors have extremely thin panels and would make a shelf that is even considerably weaker than Ron's shelves here. Most, at least many, hollow core doors also have some corrugated cardboard glued on the inside that would make a mess trying to remove completely.
Great idea on the construction
Love this idea!!!Now, if I only had the tools to accomplish it. wink, wink!
Goot project, but you should have made a ladder so the little kid can reach his toys. Ha ha.
Is there a materials & tools list for this & other projects?
Wow!! I love this video. I will be adding some shelves at my wife's closet and i surely use this technique. Thank you Ron.
Wow, you just made my project easier!
Share this idea with them; they will need it for their kids.
This give me an idea for CD and DVD storage below my wall-mounted flat screen TV. However, there is an easier way to store stuffed animal that will take up far less space; wrap a 1" dowel of needed length with the firm side of medium duty or heavy duty (depending on the weight of the toy) Velcro, put an eye on one end and hang from a hook in the ceiling. Then sew or glue the soft side of the Velcro to a convenient area of the toy (usually the back of the head) then press it to the dowel. These can be hung in the corners and out of the way. Velcro comes in many colors, so you can color coordinate with the room or the animal or both.
I could have used this idea when the 2 boys were a lot younger. Now they are 29 & 30 years of age.
also, the plywood was cherry. One word of caution. The premier plywoods have a very thin veneer and will not take agressive sanding. If you sand too much you will sand thru the veneer and into the filler woods.
I used plywood ( 8 ply ) because it's stable and glues well. You certainly can use any wood of your choice. Glue and clamp for 24 hours. Be patient and use a lot of clamps. I prefer Tite bond premium wood glue.
p.s. Thanks Marcos
The shelf plans in this link are much better and a heck of a lot more sturdy then Ron's
Why waste the money and time to build the shelves when you can just cut ends off of smooth, hollow core doors instead? I did that for CD storage and made 13 floating shelves to hold everything. Using the doors made it fast and cheap.
Hi Mike, amazing job! How can I give a better finish to the wood instead of using plywood?I was looking for something similar to the attached pic or similar to walnut. I could do what the video says on the front of the shelves, but what about the top and bottom?Thanks!!!
as a contractor and designer here is a solution to shelves that hold a lot of weight. I have 3 holding well over 200 lbs. each for a customer. Find your studs and lay out your shelves. Make sure its where you want them cause they will be semi permenant. Purchase 14" or 16" 1/2" lag bolts. Cut the hex head off with a hack saw. Now, using a tap and die set thread the smooth shank about 2 inches to fit a washer and nut. Build your shelves with 2 layers of plywood and a poplar center leaving the poplar center 2 inches from the outside edge. carefully drill the 1/2" hole in the center and ends ( about 4 inches to 6 inches from the edge )thru the poplar center filler piece EXACTLY where they coincide with the studs. Using painters tape get a level line and mark the stud locations.Pre drill your lag starter holes. REMEMBER...your studs are usually only 3.5" deep. Drill to a depth of 1.5". The lag will pull itself into the wood. A 16" lag will allow you an 11" shelf....a 14" lag will allow you a 9" shelf. Now your ready....place 2 nuts on the stud and tighten until 3"s of thread are in the stud. Remember the wall board adds 1/2" so mark the threads @ 3.5". Place all three in the wall. Remove the nuts and washers. Now slide the shelve over the lag bolts. You may have to tap them on with a rubber mallet. Add your washers and nuts and trim out the front with a piece of poplar stained to match. note: the granite and dolomite busts weigh about 180 pounds