Vanity Supports and Closet Shelf Supports

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Project by sbuckle posted 08-14-2014 05:07 AM 1927 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nice project for a home in Roseneath, Ontario. The owner had a vision of a heavy unique stone vanity but we needed HEAVY supports made from 6 X 8 and 8 X 8 pine timbers! The closet shelf supports were a fun project made out of white pine.

-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 12:25 PM

great design and finished project

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 09:53 PM

Great work, a project I’d like to copy! How are the shelf brackets held to the wall, slip on screw brackets?

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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#3 posted 08-15-2014 03:45 AM

great job

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#4 posted 08-15-2014 04:03 AM

I am not sure I can explain it properly but here goes. The problem I had was these brackets were an afterthought by the owner so there wasn’t any support inside the wall unless you could hit a stud with a screw. In my case, no such luck so I had to cut the drywall behind the bracket, so the bracket was 3 1/2” wide I cut a 2 1/2” X 8” piece of drywall out and I installed a 3/4” plywood backer in behind the drywall and PL’d (construction glue) it to the drywall on the inside of the wall. I was able to fit an 8” X 12” piece in place with a couple of screws, enough to just hold it on the wall and I glued the drywall piece I cut out back into place and let everything set up. The bracket could then be screwed into the wall from the top and the plug in the lower part of the bracket is to cover up the toggle bolt I put into the wall. I was going to route out part of the back of the bracket and attach it to the wall with a wedge block (a 2 1/2” square block 3/4” thick and cut in two on an 45 deg. angle) I would attach the bottom block to the wall and then slip the bracket (with the other half attached to the bracket) onto the wedge and toggle bolt the bottom. Problem was there wasn’t anything behind the bracket and I thought with a rod full of coats and who knows what piled on the shelf I needed a backer to support everything. Hope this helps!

-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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#5 posted 08-15-2014 06:20 PM

Nice Job , but if that sink ever falls I don’t want my feet anywhere near it.

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#6 posted 08-15-2014 09:18 PM

Nor mine!! This wall was prepped before the drywall was hung with solid glue lams and the brackets we figure can support 500# each. They sat on the floor and were lag bolted to the glue lams. The stone weighed approximately 250# and I built them REALLY sturdy just in case someone sat on the stone!!! If you get my drift!!

-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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#7 posted 08-18-2014 10:48 PM

Steve , I toatly get yor Drift. And some day some A Hole will try it.

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