Hi, I'm looking for some ideas about how to hang shelves in closets
where the stud location is not optimal.
I have two closets (nooks really) that I want to add some shelves to.
One is just over 3' wide, the other 2' 4". I was going to do a fairly
simple job - cleats on the wall and painted plywood shelves. The
problem I've run into is I don't know if the studs in the wall are in
good enough places to attach the cleats to.
The larger closet has a single stud in the middle of the back wall,
and one stud on each side (about 16" from the back). With only one
stud in each wall, is the cleat likely to rotate around the nail, or
will the shelf serve to 'lock' the cleats in place?
The smaller closet has two studs on the back wall, but no studs on the
side walls that are within the depth of the shelves that I want. In
this case, I thought about using metal standards on brackets on the
back wall, but the two studs there are quite close together, about 6".
I'm worried that the width between the studs won't give enough