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#1 posted 06-26-2018 10:15 PM

I have used adaptations of the keyhole hanger by using pieces of scrap metal sized according to the weight of the object being hung. The important part is that I mount the hangers on the back of the object with only one screw each. This allows them to rotate side to side to “find” the wall nails or screws. This eliminates the need to have the wall hangers exactly positioned. Most of the time, I find that pieces of pipe hanger strap works great. As you want the shelves to hang closer to the wall, you may want the heavier stiffer brackets. You can still use only one screw for each one.

Unless you use the toggle bolt to hold a hook to the wall, I would use Molly screws or something similar and hook the key bracket directly onto the screw head. Or, better, put screws into studs if you can.

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