Floating Shelf - Is my bracket too big?

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Forum topic by ConnerBlase posted 02-01-2021 11:56 AM 295 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2021 11:56 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question drill press oak shelf floating shelf

I’m hanging a large floating shelf over my TV using this video as a guide:

I ordered some 1/2” diameter rod the other day assuming that I’d be working with 1” thick material but the best I could find at the hardware store was an edge glued oak panel only 3/4” thick. (I don’t have the means or the patience to make my own at the moment).
Now considering I have a 6ft x 15” board hung on 5 rods, will a 1/2” hole be too big for the 3/4” thickness?

I won’t put more than 70 pounds over the whole shelf so I’m optimistic that it would be sturdy enough but I wanted to run it by some pros first.


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#1 posted 02-06-2021 12:06 AM

Regardless of the opinions you get, I suggest doing a test with a short shelf (2 rods) and see how it works.

-- Jeffrey

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