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    Mark68
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    I’ve just finished the hanging wall shelf project by Paul and I’m not sure how to affix it to the (brick) wall in our kitchen.

    Any ideas on what I should use?

    Thinking about it, I’m not even sure how how Paul has managed to fix the shelf to the wall because there seems to be next to no room to get the screwdriver in there. Unless the back is “hung” onto the bracket I can’t see how it’s done.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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    #661169
    Darren
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    French Cleat, although depending on how you fix it it might leave a gap behind.

    French Cleats are very strong.

    #661170
    Darren
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    Thinking again, I’m sure some metal french-cleat style clips would be good enough (one bit on the wall, the “hook” bit on the back of the cabinet, then hang it on the clips.

    My kitchen wall units hang on something similar.

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    Darren
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    #661174
    Mark68
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    Yes, something like that. As long as it isn’t seen to any great degree, I’ll be happy.

    I was hoping to drill some bracket of sorts into the wall and simply hang the shelving over it.

    I’d love to know how Paul managed the above fix.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #661809
    Nikolaj33
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    Yes, something like that. As long as it isn’t seen to any great degree, I’ll be happy.

    I was hoping to drill some bracket of sorts into the wall and simply hang the shelving over it.

    I’d love to know how Paul managed the above fix.

    This is exactly how he did it: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KXHNvNshlSE

    #661835
    Larry Geib
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    Paul has also used keyhole plates let into the back of the uprights which slip over a screw or nail in the wall.

    He shows how to make and use them here:

    https://paulsellers.com/2018/06/making-keyhole-plates-using-them-vid/

    You need to be a bit luckier as to where solid bearing in the wall is, but molly bolts often work for light duty and would be hidden.

    A well stocked hardware store will have plates and mollys.

    For your brick wall, drill holes and plug them with wood, then screw into the wood.

    #661845
    Mark68
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    Yes, I found the video after a search and the shelves are now in place.

    Thanks all for the info.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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