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Old 07-27-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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I've built an open storage cabinet 6' H x 2' W x 1' Deep, out of 3/4" thick pine. I attached a thinner wood panel to the back for sturdiness. I plan on installing four slotted standards (metal strips) inside so I can support the shelves.



I have two questions:

1. Will that hardware be strong enough to support 3/4" thick laminated presswood shelves PLUS cans of paint, detergent bottles, etc. on top? The shelves themselves are kind of heavy. Or there is a better way to support the shelves ...
2. How do I brace the cabinet to my stucco wall so it doesn't fall forward?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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I think those clips will hold up ok for what you need. You can add a 1x2 under the front edge of each shelf to beef them up a bit. Install a 1x2 ledger under the top shelf and screw it into a couple studs in the wall to prevent tipping.

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:50 AM   #3
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I used these standards for mobile storage units in the garage. They are stacked with power tools and have held up for 15 years.
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Thanks, SIXEIGHTTEN and Ron6519, for your very valuable advice!
Now I can order those standards with confidence and I can apply to my project what I've learned from you both.
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Thanks, SIXEIGHTTEN and Ron6519, for your very valuable advice!
Now I can order those standards with confidence and I can apply to my project what I've learned from you both.
Local big box stores carry these in stock.
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Local big box stores carry these in stock.


Thanks again, Ron.

There are two such "big box stores" near me. I will check them out.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #7
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I think double-slotted standard is also beneficial for your project. It is easy to installation and adjustability.
Thanks, TomKinley1, for the suggestion. I thought about those double-slotted standards afterwards. We are lucky to have so many alternatives for our DIY projects and we are lucky also to have a forum like this where everybody tries to help.

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