Strong Floating Shelves

by Linda H
(PERTH WA)

I have two ready made floating shelves, My issue is I live in a steel frame house. I have asked different people and everyone says the same, they will sag off the wall. I really want to put them up but need advice. Should I put a batten on the wall and then screw the shelves onto the batten. If so, what screws would I use? Would this be enough so they do not sag? I do not plan on putting anything too heavy although I might use plates and cups on the kitchen one.What fixings are best to use for strong floating shelves?

Cheers,
Linda

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Mar 01, 2016
Strong floating shelves
by: Gary

Hi Linda,

I assume with steel frame you have Gyproc walls that are hollow that you need tix the floating shelf brackets to?

If so you would need some fixings like these; http://m.screwfix.com/p/rawlplug-intersets-m6-x-52mm-20-pack/68410?filtered=true & the tool to install them; http://m.screwfix.com/p/rawlplug-heavy-duty-setting-tool/8499g

They are not the cheapest but they are incredibly strong. You can hang kitchen cabinets, toilets, sinks and all sorts with them.

If you are able to send some pictures of the shelf/brackets you have bought I may be able to advise further.

Not sure if they sell these in Bunnings or not you may need to order them in.

Hope that helps let me know how you go.

Cheers,

G

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