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Forum topic by Lookwow posted 12-04-2018 11:28 PM 423 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2018 11:28 PM

I’m building a wall mounted watch rack and I’m struggling to find a good way to attach it to the wall. Its ot super heavy and will have some amount of push/pull as you add/remove watches so I dont think a French kleat will work.

Anyone have an idea on good fatteners.

The rack is basically a 6inx22in panel with a 2in wide piece that will meet the wall.

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#1 posted 12-04-2018 11:46 PM

A 22” shelf should be long enough to span two wall studs. Wouldn’t that be a viable option?

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#2 posted 12-05-2018 12:19 AM

Should of been more clearness. 22in vertical. It will be held off the wall by a mortise in 2in thich board that runs most of the vertical 22in. The 2in board will be about 2in “deep” so 2 inches between rack and wall.

I cant just screw it to the wall as I dont want visible fasteners so I need some type of hanger that will almost like lock together

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#3 posted 12-05-2018 12:25 AM

I’m trying to grasp how much a pot full of watches would weigh. . . . .

a half dozen of the hidden hangers with the proper wall anchor
will hold quite a bit.


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#4 posted 12-05-2018 12:31 AM

I think a few heavy duty drywall anchors would be strong enough. A cleat is a good way to attach something like this. But if the weight of this isn’t enough to hold it in a French cleat, then you will need some type of fastener to keep it from accidentally lifting off the cleat.

So something will be visible somewhere. Though this could be located someplace hard to see, or even plugged after.

If you used a French cleat, a single screw would be enough to ensure it can’t be accidentally lifted up and off the cleat.

The cleat would be at the top, but the single fastener could be at the bottom and possibly under the rack where it would be hard to see.

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#5 posted 12-05-2018 01:03 AM

That’s not a bad idea. I could drill a 45 hole in the bottom of the support and counter sink it. That would hold it on a cleat as like you mentioned my concern is not really the strength but holding it in place.

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