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Old 07-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #16
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How do I build shelves againt frame studs?


I wasn't planning to construct a frame. The work surface will only be about 12-18" deep and about 4-5' across, so I'm not sure I need too much support. I was going to just get a decent plank of wood/shelving and rely on the metal brackets to hold it up. Now that you mention it, though, it does sound appealing to do a 2x4 frame, maybe just a beam across the front and/or a single leg in the middle. The floor is actually a deck (or plywood over a deck) so I'm not too worried about weight transfer.

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Not at all nosey, DexterII. I don't have any power tools except for a drill and sander. I'm itching for an excuse to buy a power saw but all things being equal I think a circ saw is at the top of the list. (I actually posted about this once.)
I'm not committed to any plan but I thought metal brackets would be an easy way to install the shelves, and I have some extra anyway.
I'd like to fill the stud bays (awesome new vocab word for me by the way) at least on the bottom shelf because I plan to use it as a work surface and I want to maximize the surface area and minimize the chance for things to drop behind it. I suppose I can live without filling the stud bays on the upper shelves, though I hadn't thought about it. I dont have specific plans for what to store up there but the list of likely items includes:
- bicycling gear, helmets, spare parts
- bird houses and feed
- gym-bag sized bags of misc gear such as fly fishing waders
No gold bars but a box full of bike parts could be heavy and I'd rather build it to support a lot rather than have to worry.
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