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Old 06-04-2019, 07:36 PM   #1
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Securing Closetmaid shelves


I installed these closetmaid shelves in my apartment. The horizontal part of the shelf sits on small plastic platforms. The small plastic platform is secured to the vertical legs of the shelf with metal dowels.

The problem is the horizontal part of the shelf is not secured to the small plastic platform. Sometimes when I pull something off the shelf, the whole shelf slides forward.

One quick solution is just hot glue gunning the shelf to the plastic platform. The platform is way to small for a screw or nail.

Any other ideas?

And no those aren't my clothes. ;>

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Re: Securing Closetmaid shelves


I have put a tiny nail in the back behind the little tab sticking out. one one each side.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:54 AM   #3
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If this is what you mean by platform, then yeah, hot glue is the easy button.
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If this is what you mean by platform, then yeah, hot glue is the easy button.
yup that's it. Didn't know what they were called.
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yup that's it. Didn't know what they were called.
It's either thingamajig, or whatchamacallit.








Actually, it is called either Clear plastic - square type shelf pin or peg
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Make sure you check the size shelf pen you need, there is a 5mm and a 1/4" size.

That said, I put this shelf liner/tool box drawer liner stuff on the pegs so the shelves don't slide off - https://www.amazon.com/Tact-Brand-10...-6-spons&psc=1

I've also used adhesive cork sheet, but it doesn't work quite as well.

They also make these - https://www.amazon.com/Support-L-Sha...ateway&sr=8-10 - that you can screw into the shelves if you don't plan on adjusting them very much.
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