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how much weight can a large L-shape wall bracket support? Answered

I want to build a desk using L shape brackets and a Large piece of wood. or perspex. Now how much weight can each of these brackets support and how many should I use If euipment I have weighs around 10 - 20 kilogramms. 

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caarntedd (author)2010-10-08

The rating should be available at the point of purchase. If you already have the brackets go down to your local hardware store and have a look at what they have and compare with your ones.
They are a lot stronger than they look.

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steveastrouk (author)caarntedd2010-10-09

...but always bear in mind that the bracket and the wall make the system. You can't use a 1 tonne bracket on a drywall partition.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-10-08

It depends on how big your brackets are, and in no small part, how strong your wall is.....

Steve

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Re-design (author)steveastrouk2010-10-08

Most of the time it's the wall or the connection to the wall that is the problem.

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lemonie (author)2010-10-08


You need to couple weight with distance to get the leverage on the fixings.
E.g. if you sat against the wall, legs out-stretched over the the brackets they might hold you. If you "parked your arse" on the outside edge it would probably break.
Go for very-heavy wall-fixings to be safe, and ply'

L

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