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#1 posted 07-13-2018 02:14 AM

I think pocket hole screws will be just fine in your situation. Your board is likely to weigh less than 10 pounds. With it only projecting out 5”, and you’re not putting on alot of additional weight, I believe pocket hole screws in each stud will hold fine.
However, I would recommend using longer screws as you need to get through the drywall and into the stud. I would also put the pocket holes on top of the shelf so the angle of the screws are down. I think putting holes on bottom of shelf will be a weaker mount compared to angling screws down. You can fill holes with plugs

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