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Old 10-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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what to support a reccessed shelf


On the partition wall I am setting up, I opened a "window" to have a reccessed shelf on one side. Basically, I will leave one side of the "window" open, without covering drywall, and the other side of the "window" covered. The window/recessed shelf is about 4'X5'.

Now the question is what should I use to add strength to the one sided open space? If I only use drywall on one side, people may just lean on the open side and break the drywall on the opposite side.

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On the partition wall I am setting up, I opened a "window" to have a reccessed shelf on one side. Basically, I will leave one side of the "window" open, without covering drywall, and the other side of the "window" covered. The window/recessed shelf is about 4'X5'.

Now the question is what should I use to add strength to the one sided open space? If I only use drywall on one side, people may just lean on the open side and break the drywall on the opposite side.

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Is this going to be one big open space? If it is, I would back the drywall with a sheet of 1/2" birch plywood.
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