Advice Request on Shelves - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 06-29-2020, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
AJ.
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1
View AJ.'s Photo Album My Photos
Question Advice Request on Shelves

Hello,
I want to do an entire wall of shelves in my mom's house.
Initially, she asked for metal brackets on a concrete wall with wood shelves on top... yet that was like 200 holes into the wall.
Plus the depth of the shelf should be 22".


So I suggested to build a "frame" with shelves inside.
From that idea it morphed into: lets do supports on the concrete wall, and a wood frame in the front.


I was thinking of setting up a 8' 2x4 milled down (terminology? I would "join" all its four edges so it's a little bit nicer than rough).
Set those joined 2x4 into the wall, and use those as supports for the shelves bottoms coming out.


In the front then have a wooden frame.


Any suggestions?
Or is my description too vague?


Thank you for reading!


EDIT: I found this in the interwebz... basically this idea, yet try and make it pretier!Advice Request on Shelves-shelves2.png

Last edited by AJ.; 06-29-2020 at 07:09 PM.
AJ. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-30-2020, 10:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: NE FL
Posts: 547
View DrRobert's Photo Album My Photos
How about a shelving unit?

Like this?

Robert
DrRobert is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-30-2020, 12:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 338
View JIMMIEM's Photo Album My Photos
Instead of butt joints, which show end grain, miter the end joints. Enclose the bottoms of the shelves so that the cross braces are not visible. Notch the vertical support to capture the edge of the shelf to give it a cleaner look.
Paint the wall or attach some sheetrock, painted mdf, or painted hardboard to give it a more finished look. Can you enclose the open end from top to the floor to give it a cabinet like look?
JIMMIEM is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 Old 06-30-2020, 12:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 12,340
View GeorgeC's Photo Album My Photos
You can use 1x3 or 4 against the wall vs 2x4. Unless you are putting really heavy material on shelves it will be very adequate strength.


How do you plan to fasten to wall? I would recommend 22 caliber powered nail gun. Years ago when I was moving my business into a new building I hung a lot of shelves and other wood fixtures with one of those. They work well in concrete block or solid concrete.



You can usually rent one fairly cheap.


George
GeorgeC is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-30-2020, 01:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 2,718
View Tool Agnostic's Photo Album My Photos
I can vouch for the heavy duty shelf units that @DrRobert recommended. We have four of them in two different locations - the garage and an outside shed. They are very heavy and sturdy. We have had them for many years, and they look the same as new. You can get them from many sources, not only Sam's Club.

The shelves are steel rod grates with large square holes, so you may want to cover them with hardboard or thin plywood if you want to store small items on them.
Tool Agnostic is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome