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post #1 of 5 Old 06-10-2015, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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will this be strong enough for closet rods?


Built a master closet, and about to hang closet rods.

Using these heavy duty poles and sockets (0010/0015): http://johnsterling.com/pdf/Heavy%20...umn%20E%20.pdf.

The closet is divided into approx 36"-wide 'boxes', and the divisions are 3/4" Purebond plywood.

I'm trying to understand if I should be concerned about strength and support if I just screw the sockets into the 3/4" ply (3/4" screws provided)? They will go back to back, too, so I will rotate the sockets so the screw holes don't line up.

Would appreciate your help!


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post #2 of 5 Old 06-10-2015, 12:45 PM
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heavy duty steel closet poles!

For a span of 36", they sound perfectly adequate.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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If they are selling them as heavy duty then I would assume that they are.

Your plywood supports are also very adequate.

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I'd agree for a 36" run it sounds like you'll be fine. If you were trying to span 7-8ft that might be a different story.

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And the plywood should be plenty strong to hold the screws and the weight on them.
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