May 10, 2010 4:39 pm
What kind of brackets should I get to put on a bookcase against a wall? We have a number of bookcases (some are open at the back like the Ikea expedit ones and the others are normal bookshelves with a backboard. Anyways I want to fasten them against the wall to make them safer for our young kiddies.
I went to bunnings and got totally confused with the large number of brackets. Should I use one or two? The books on the shelves are going to be pretty heavy (mainly reference books). What size / material etc? II couldn't fiind any Bunnngs person near the brackets to ask so left coz my kids were going a bit nuts so thought I'd ask here so I have a better idea of what to look for when I go there again.
Thankyou in advance.
Re: brackets for bookcase?2
May 13, 2010 2:16 am
If the bookcases stand on the floor, so that the brackets are there only to prevent the bookcases tipping forward, then they don't need to be particularly large or strong. For a display cabinet in the living area, I bought a single bracket that allowed me to screw in two screws into the top of the cabinet and two into the stud in the wall. I marked the height of the cabinet on the wall, in pencil and screwed in the bracket so that the leg against the wall went from that mark down, hence preventing the bracket from being visible in the room. The bracket was about 6 cm long and I used 6 or 8 gauge screws.
So far, it has held solidly!
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