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post #1 of 6 Old 07-07-2020, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Angry How do I fix this wood shelf

This is the picture:https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...AwaGtjOEtUVTRn
I'm really a novice and have no idea. Step by step suggestions with materials required would be appreciated. Thanks a lot!


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your shelf issue is a very common occurrence with MDF or cheap particle board.
overloading the shelf will crack at the weakest points - which would be the little support tabs that are under the shelf.
check those and come back with what you find.
if there are no adjustable support tabs, the shelves may have been screwed in
from the outside of the cabinet.

Edit: to answer your question: how to fix it ?
if you can remove the shelf completely, that would be the easiest approach.
what kind of tools do you have on hand or access to ??
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the easy way is to hammer the shelf up to it's original position and screw a 1x2 cleat under 3 sides of the shelf

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You do not say is that is a shelf or what. If it is a shelf, the suggestion above is a very good one.


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Thank you for the suggestions everyone. There are no support tabs and have been and board (definitely cheap one) is screwed from the side. I will think about removing if it gets worse. The picture by _Ogre is really a good suggestion. I will try that first and see if looks better.

I am a new home owner and don't have any tools on hand and will be buying them as I need them. FYI, my next project is painting the deck. Thanks again everyone.
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Mik - if you are a new home owner, you may find our sister forum DIY Chatroom
very helpful as you run into different situations that you would like to try to do yourself.
all the best in your new home !!

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