Floating Crate Shelves for Under $3

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Here's another quick and cheap instructable on a floating crate shelf. It cost me $2.77 per shelf! Super easy to do!

Step 1: Grab the Materials

Buy the crate at Walmart for $2.14

Buy the bracket and screws at Lowes for $0.58 and $1.12 respectively.

Step 2: Bend the Bracket

Use vise grips to bend the bracket to form a 45 degree angle.

Step 3: Attach to the Wall

Screw the bracket into the wall.

Check the fit. Adjust the angle with a mallet if necessary. Recheck the fit. Make sure it doesn't sag down and you're done!

Add another if you'd like!

Thanks and enjoy!

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    Kamiana8

    2 years ago

    whosdadog,
    Thank you for your comment. I absolutely agree; however, I'm limited by the size hole I'm able to make in these walls as well as the location for these crates. I personally found that these screws were adequate for the weight it will be holding but I would encourage others to adjust their preferences accordingly if they plan on carrying heavier items. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with everyone.

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    whosdadog

    2 years ago

    I would be careful about which type of wall anchor you are using. Those super short screws going into just drywall can only hold a few pounds, especially when the entire weight of the crate is trying to pull the screws out of the wall (not down). You need either molly screws that expand in the drywall and usually support 25lbs, or longer screws that go into studs behind the wall where weight limits aren't a concern.

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    whosdadogjimmytvf

    Reply 2 years ago

    I would be careful about which type of wall anchor you are using. Those super short screws going into just drywall can only hold a few pounds, especially when the entire weight of the crate is trying to pull the screws out of the wall (not down). You need either molly screws that expand in the drywall and usually support 25lbs, or longer screws that go into studs behind the wall where weight limits aren't a concern.