I'm looking for information on mounting for two small projects I'm
working on. The first is a 2.5 foot wide wall shelf. It has the shelf,
two corbels (supports) and no back board. The second project is just a
flat key rack with hooks. It's about 8 inches wide and two inches high.
I prefer to keep these projects very clean looking, so what methods have
you used to mount something like this without drilling holes through the
front and filling (plugging) them?
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It would definitely be secure enough for a key rack. I have such a thing,
though I didn't build it myself. Use anchors, and screw them down far
enough that it's a snug fit when you slide the keyholes down into position.
I have a rather heavy (~30 pounds) mail holder/mirror/planter thingie
mounted to the wall in the same fashion. I didn't build that one either.
It came with the anchors.
I'm pretty sure I've seen commercial shelves similar to what you describe
with keyholes in the corbels too.
Not that it's a good idea just because that's how the commercial stuff is
done, mind you, but it *does* work.
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I supported a heavy mantle. which was just like a giant version of the shelf
you describe, by mortising in flat steel plates on the upper backs of the
corbels with room for a hook mounted on the wall to fit behind. Worked
Here is what the "hook" looked like:
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