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Old 07-15-2010, 04:26 PM   #1
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The Lady really likes the floating shelves. I like them I guess but is there a kit to them or do you have to make this one out of scrape so to say? If I would need to make them out of raw materials what would I need and how do I go about installing them correctly so they are not lop sided or wont hold more than a couple of books or something?

Lastly ... has anyone had experience with the leaning book shelf thing ? its sides are are at a diagonal and the shelves them selves look like they lean right up against the wall.. target is calling it Manhattan style book shelving

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its sides are are at a diagonal and the shelves them selves look like they lean right up against the wall.
I'd make sure the lower shelves are full, first. This design depends on a high coefficient of friction at the floor interface. The correct angle for a ladder is 75 degrees, a rise:run of 3.7:1, so it's probably the same for this.


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I'd make sure the lower shelves are full, first. This design depends on a high coefficient of friction at the floor interface. Like a ladder, the rise:run should be about 4:1.

Think it would scrape up the wall behind it?
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Think it would scrape up the wall behind it?
If it slides, yes.
If I had one I would fasten it to the wall at the top regardless of the reassurances of the manuf.
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If it slides, yes.
If I had one I would fasten it to the wall at the top regardless of the reassurances of the manuf.
Know anyone that would be able to help with the floating shelves thing?
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Know anyone that would be able to help with the floating shelves thing?
Post a pic or description.
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Post a pic or description.

Ahhh found a pretty good Wiki How article see what you think....

http://www.wikihow.com/Build-Simple-Floating-Shelves

I never saw this much information come up before ... Think this will hold alright ?
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IKEA has a table made this way and I modified it for a customer. It worked out pretty well, to my surprise.

For a 1" cleat height and a 10" shelf width and 10# in the shelf center, the top of the cleat will want to separate from the wall with 50# of force.
Two or more long screws into the studs near the top of the cleat should be able to resist this force.
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IKEA has a table made this way and I modified it for a customer. It worked out pretty well, to my surprise.

For a 1" cleat height and a 10" shelf width and 10# in the shelf center, the top of the cleat will want to separate from the wall with 50# of force.
Two or more long screws into the studs near the top of the cleat should be able to resist this force.
Do you have a diagram of this at all Yoyi? This would be great... I mean grant it ... it would be there for ever and not a chance for moving it.. any suggestions on this? I mean .. I brought it up to the miss and she said it would be very iffy and the fact that the diagram was not to thorough at all did not give her any amount of confidence in it either.
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Do you have a diagram of this at all Yoyi?
I can't do better than your link. The cleat screws go close to the top of the cleat because that's where the pullout force is.

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