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  1. Carpentry
    I'd like to order a few floating shelves for an alcove we have. I assumed I'd be ordering solid wood, but one of these custom shelves websites says the solid wood will bend and engineered wood is the better choice. No matter which we use, it will have multiple installation points and the...
  2. Carpentry
    I am working on plans for a set of shelves that I will make from scratch. Building and finishing these shelves will be easy except for the lighting. I have decided that I want to attach the lighting using LED strips and angled aluminum brackets under the front of each shelf with a wooden front...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I have a 10 X 10 bedroom that I use as a home office. I need help and ideas on how to make it a comfortable home office. I have been searching online for office desk, but I am not impressed. I was thinking of attempting to make my own desk table/ shelving units, something also cat friendly as...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I am dealing with a pre-existing retail space that used to be a Tommy Hilfiger store. The store has many shelf standards installed in the walls that seem to be nothing like what I am seeing for typical slotted shelf standards. I cannot use a regular double slotted bracket because the standards...
  5. Interior Decorating
    I want to put up shelves that would circumvent the entire (small) bedroom but one of the walls has a closet that stretches across the entire wall. Can I put regular L-shaped brackets on the top of the shelves so that the shelf would essentially be upside down? would it pull the bracket from the...
  6. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am doing a ground up remodel on a bathroom. My room is 5'9" wide and 15' long. I'm going to put the new bathtub/shower combo along the 5'9" wall. My tub is standard alcove 5' tub, which leaves me with 9 inches of space remaining. My ceiling is 10.5' tall so I am planning to tile to about 6'6"...
  7. Interior Decorating
    Hello all, re-did my bathroom, ground up. new shower, tile, everything. im a little short on space because of my new cabinet, i didnt want to keep a tall wall cabinet. i want exposed shelves that will hold towels/toilet paper?? i dont know.. . please suggest anything you think would...
  8. Project Showcase
    Took Dave Wirth's Idea for storage shelves made out of 2x4s and particle board. 2nd Project complete! On to the next one.... http://imgur.com/a/fjepZ
  9. Carpentry
    Kwikfishron gave a great idea of floating shelves from stair trends. My question is asking for guidance on the implementation? 1. For two studs 16" apart apart, how much wider can the width of the shelf/trend extend beyond a lagged stud; that is, for example, can the shelve extend 10" beyond a...
  10. Carpentry
    Hello All, We are in the process of building a corner step in pantry. The two "long" walls will be 4'2" each (which will be the span of the shelves). I plan to use 9" deep shelves up above, and 12" shelves below (to store deeper items like appliances). What I'm wondering is if I run a 1x2...
  11. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am redoing a granite shelf with 3 bordering walls. The piece is 20'' deep and 50'' wide. If I put up a backer board and install 3 12''x12'' braces along the back and two on each side further out to support the front edge, will this be enough. The front center of the piece of granite will have...
  12. Carpentry
    Hey all, I am looking to do some DIY organizing in my garage, and I was hoping to find some creative ideas on the site. I am looking into suspended shelfs over the garage door and framing ideas for along my wall. The wall is long, but storage area must be shallow to allow room for wife's car...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Been looking online at various sources for wood accent niches and built in bookcases. Found a couple that look promising, but I'd like to hear who would recommend. Any suggestions? thanks in advance for your input!
  14. Building & Construction
    Do I have to do anything special to hang overhead storage in a steel frame garage? Monster Rax, for instance, says their shelving can't be used in a steel frame house, but ... why not, if I use self-tapping screws to mount it? Any information is appreciated!
  15. Painting
    I have been searching all day for information on paints. We just moved into a home that is just six years old but needs some sprucing up. Some jobs my husband will do. Others we will need professional help. We ordered pine boards for shelving in my hobby room. We want to use the hardware with...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    hey im a nube trying to build storage shelves in my garage..the garage has concrete walls and i'm unsure about mounting anything to the walls so i was skepticle about a stand alone shelf with maybe 2 4x4's at every 6ft and some "dek-blocks" to support them...
  17. Carpentry
    I'm trying to put oak shelves up in a small closet but the width of the closet begins to narrow near the back, making measuring difficult. I'm not sure how to go about this. Any suggestions?
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