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Forum topic by pontic posted 01-20-2020 01:58 AM 308 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pontic

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01-20-2020 01:58 AM

I just finished putting up a Rubber maid Garage wall storage hanger system. for wood storage. Two rails screwed into the studs wirh #6 2,1/2” wood screws 5 each rail. 4 shelf hangers supported by two rails. I’ve got about 600 pounds on it now mostly cherry evenly distributed on each shelf.
The specks say that each shelf can support 200 lbs. Do you think it will hold?

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum


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#1 posted 01-20-2020 03:04 AM

This it what I did. Do you think it will fall down?

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#2 posted 01-20-2020 03:07 AM

You’re 3x the spec. It will fail, it’s just a matter of when.

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#3 posted 01-20-2020 03:11 AM

Add another set of brackets? Take away some wood?
BTW that’s 600 lbs total for all the wood. Not per shelf.

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#4 posted 01-20-2020 03:52 AM

It seems rather lightly built. The rack I built consisted of five 4×4s spaced two feet apart (eight feet total). I’ve got a lot more weight on mine than you show on yours, but two brackets only seems light, even for what you have. Keep in mind that you’ll likely add wood – and weight – to it over time. I suggest adding at least two more rails and sets of brackets.

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#5 posted 01-20-2020 03:57 AM

That’s why I made this post. Get feedback from the experienced. More rails and brackets it is.

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#6 posted 01-20-2020 04:04 AM

I use a similar system and load it with at least twice as much. Been up for a couple years.

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