I want to put up a shelf of either MDF or Pine in my kitchen (approx W220cm
x D30cm x Thickness 2cm). I'm aiming to put up 3 brackets made from 3
vertical plates (3" x 3/4" timber) with fairly solid triangular shelf
supports (approx 1" thick) attached. My question is how do I create the
brackets, i.e. how do I attach the triangle supports to the wall plate and
when? Can I assemble these first by screwing through the wall plate into the
triangle or what? Sorry if this seems a dumb question but i'm stuck.
IIUC what you are doing - thhen it is normal to put screws through the
back of the plate into the support. Obviously before you screw the plate
to the wall..
An alternative, if you have a router, is to cut a dovetail slot in the
plate and make a dovetail joint with the support.
To fix to the wall, you can put long screws at an angle into the wall
and then saw the screwheads off. This leaves studs sticking out of the
wall, angled upwards. With suitable holes in the shelf bracket assembly,
you can just slide them down over the studs. It makes it easy to lift
the shelves off when decorating.
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