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To secure with nails or screws. the verticals, the brackets and the shelving
It is now simply a matter of screwing the upright Narrow board used to cover claddingThe exterior surface of a building. joins or used for decorative purposes. and/or brackets through the wallboard into the wall studs and placing the shelves. Most clip-in brackets have a little upturned lip at the front, thus keeping the shelf in place. Angle brackets generally have pre-drilled holes to allow for screws to hold the shelves in place. With timber brackets, the shelves can be fixed with screws down through the top of the shelf (drill a hole first) into the bracket.
A light load for 250mm (10″) wide x 20mm (3/4″) thick solid A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. shelf is 15kg per meter length (10lb per ft length).
A medium load for 250mm (10″) wide x 20mm (3/4″) thick solid board shelf is 30kg per meter length (20lb per ft length).
A heavy load for 250mm (10″) wide x 20mm (3/4″) thick solid board shelf is 45+kg per meter length (30+lb per ft length).
Large books are considered a heavy load.
A solid 20mm (3/4″) thick solid board shelf should not The horizontal distance between supporting structures. more than 750mm (30″) if designed for heavy load.
Note that the above information is a guide only.