Re: Pegboard vs Slatwall ?

WillR Wrote:

WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER ALUMINUM SLATWALL IF IT OFFERED THE FOLLOWING LIGHTER THAN STEEL MORE COST EFFECTIVE NUMEROUS FINISHES DURABLE AND CAN HANDLE ALOT OF WEIGHT
JUST CURIOUS..
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DESIGNBY wrote:

OK
but it's not like you are gonna be toting it around every day. It gets fastened to the wall, and then never touched again.

how? pegboard is *cheap*. aluminium is expensive compared to steel or wood by the sq ft. (for the same effective strength)

not like steel or wood then?

not like steel or wood then?

PS, your caps lock is sticking
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Not necessarily.
Think about how shelf brackets hook into the slat wall slot, only being supported by what amounts to a 1/4" of MDF. More than once I've seen that upper "lip" of slat wall rip out, dumping product all over the floor and customers, at a local department store when a shelf was overloaded and the bracket arm acted like a lever applying all that force to the lip.
There are several web sites with load-per-bracket by bracket length out there. I would suggest checking them out to see if slat wall will really do the job for the "heavy stuff" you plan to load on those shelves.
And speaking from experience, the 3" slot spacing can be a royal PITA more often than you'd think.
Len
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