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    Hanging shelves...

    Hi all...Stupid question, but what is an easy way to hang a simple display shelf on a wall, big enough to display 3 or 4 12 inch figures, without having to hunt for wall studs, etc....or is there a simpler way?....lol...Thanks....

    Matt

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    If it's not crazy heavy get a few molly screws and cheap L shelf hangers

    The sheetrock should support it if it's not too too heavy
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    I always screw into wall studs. I’m too OCD to just screw into sheetrock, plus many of my collectibles are heavy statues. I use heavy duty steel brackets as well.

    But since your figures are light, use heavy duty molly wall anchors and L-shaped brackets, like Mikey said...

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=heavy+dut...b_sb_ss_i_2_16

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=l+shaped+...f=nb_sb_noss_2
    Last edited by Hector; Mar 14, '19 at 6:37 PM.

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    buy a small curio cabinet, it would be easier. otherwise, I am with Hector, screw into studs, you are better off in the long run

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    Yea I will probably go with the stud way too, for that reason....thanks all....

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    For the very best wall brackets in the business, Etsy’s DVA Metal is unmatched. Dimitar is a master at his craft, I’ve bought several brackets from him (including custom work). Brackets are not cheap, but they are awesome. Wooden boards are so easy to install over them. He can cut the lip any size you want to match the thickness of your shelves. Highly recommended...

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/DVAMetal?r...g_id=672121627

    https://www.dvametal.com

    https://www.facebook.com/DVAMetal/

    His brackets on my art studio walls...



    He offers different styles brackets and all kinds of other awesome metal work...


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    My art studio’s walls are particle board, so mounting the brackets were a no-brainer, super easy.

    But I also screwed them into my man cave cottage’s wall studs, where my collection is located...

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    I could never be gay, I can't find a stud to save my life.


    CCC.

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    I live in a town house and even with a digital stud finder I dont think the studs are evenly placed in the wall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordMudd View Post
    I could never be gay, I can't find a stud to save my life.


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    And if you did, would you really want to drill into it ?
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