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DIY shelf brackets

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by rshort1987, 8 Oct 2020.

  1. rshort1987

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    I am looking at making some shelf brackets, something similar to this:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-Rust...-Scaffold-Board/352735112920?var=622058812679

    But as I need about 20 I am looking to save money and make some. Would something like this be strong enough to be weight bearing?

    https://www.toolstation.com/alumini...MIu5KP_auZ7AIViLbtCh3BcQlrEAQYBCABEgLjDvD_BwE

    Shelves will be made from scaffold board, no more than 1000mm long, and have kids books/toys on. My plan was to cut to length and then drill holes and spray black. If not can anyone recommend another product which may suit?

    Thanks
     
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  3. foxhole

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    Just buy the angle iron(£15 for 3m length) and cut to size .Ali will not give the same appearance .
     
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  4. big-all

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    if you are talking angle iron on the back edge and 9" scaffold boards supported on that forget that it will lever off with little more than the board weight
     
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    Think it’s each end, alcove .
     
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  7. rshort1987

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    Thanks, any recommendations of the best place to get this?
     
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    yes i hope so :D(y)
     
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    Indeed, it would be a bracket at each end in the alcove
     
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    If the brackets are semi concealed then the material used need not have perfect appearance

    semi concealed shelf brackets.jpg
     
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    What's wrong with running a strap of wood along the wall and resting the shelf on that?
     
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    If you can be accurate enough you can do it with screws alone. Drill and plug 2 screws at the ends and maybe 3/4 along the back, gently tap down the shelf, mark screws and cut small 'notches' at each screw head and replace the shelf. Fixings will be invisible.
     
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    I think OP is looking for industrial look, visible brackets .?
     
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