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#1 posted 07-13-2018 01:13 AM

I wouldn’t do it that way…
I’d be more prone to figure out where the studs would be, then drill 1/2 wide x say 2” deep holes through the outside edge of the shelf. Then I’d drive 5” screws straight through the board via those holes. This gives you 3” of lateral support within the shelf, and roughly 1.5” in the stud (remember, the first 1/2” of wall is drywall, which is good for holding nothing…).
You could then either plug the 1/2” holes, or put a decorative trim piece on to cover them.

Probably still not as strong as I would like, but better than pocket screws IMHO. I also just don’t like the look of a 1” thick shelf either, I’d prefer 2” which gives more options for attaching….

note, on this method you could also have screw holes aligned in between studs and use drywall hanger / toggle bolts for additional support… They would also help prevent sag, due to the nature of the toggle on the inside of the wall.

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