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Invisible shelf hangers? Answered

I have a 6' x 1'x cubby hole in a wall that I'd like to add shelves to. I don't want to lose any of the room instead the hole with hangers of any kind, or have them be seen. Is there a way to hang the shelves so that the hangers won't be seen? I was thinking small pegs of some kind that the shelves would slide on top of. I assume that would need a router, though, which I don't have. 

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july1962

4 years ago

Here you go.

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mpilchfamilyjuly1962

Answer 4 years ago

The drywall is anchored into studs. It's safe to say there are studs in the front and back corners of the cubby. A 1/4" strip of wood screwed into the drywall near the corners along the back and sides will support shelves and not take up much space. If you pre-drill the holes in the drywall and don't hit studs then use drywall anchors.

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JM1999july1962

Answer 4 years ago

Would this work?

Get some nice strong thin rope, screw to top of cubby hole and drill holes in shelves.

Thread rope through top shelf, knot off at height.

Ditto with the rest of the shelves.

When you are done it will be strong and look cool if you use nice rope!

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july1962Vyger

Answer 4 years ago

Thank you for the links! Something like the last one would be perfect, I just don't know about drilling holes in drywall to hold the little clips. I really don't want those long metal brackets.

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Vygerjuly1962

Answer 4 years ago

Those are done in wood. What you could do is use a 1/2 inch sheet of plywood that is painted the same as the wall. Attach it with a few screws into the studs and then drill all the bracket holes into the plywood. (Actually, you drill all the holes first, before you even paint it) Losing 1/2 on either side, one inch total, should not be enough to have an impact on the storage volume. Plywood should be able to support the small brackets with no problem and you would have to buy nothing in terms of hardware except for the little brackets themselves. Depending on the weight you might even be able to get by with 1/4 but personally I would use at least 3/8.

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iceng

4 years ago

Downunder35m is able to visualize yor predicament but I would need a picture to advise you.

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Downunder35m

4 years ago

Just get some corner liners or square wooden dowels in the hardware store.

Is all is square in your hole you only have to make the shelfs so they have a tight fit and can use very slim dowels.

If you can drill in the walls you can also use the ready to go shelf pins like you find in your cabinets, they come in packs of 10 or 20 and only cost a few bucks.