L- SHAPED - wire shelves-

jtomstarr May 28, 2021

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    I Happen to have this type of Shelving in A L -SHAPE FORM in a Walk-in Closet in my New house curious as to what I could place on top to create a MODEL RR ? please see photo, I apologize if the photo is sideways.

    Tom


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  2. mtntrainman

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    Not sure...BUT...be careful. Those little plastic clips that hold the shelf to the wall wont hold if to much weight is placed on the shelf. From the "Lessons Learned" department... JS
     
  3. MK

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    If they are genuine Closet Maid brand (available at Home Depot and elsewhere) and if you follow their instructions on how far to place the clips and supports, they can actually hold quite a lot. I've actually climbed up on them many times to reach an attic opening with no problems and I'm over 100 lbs. :ROFLMAO:
     
  4. Shortround

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    Mine held more weight than the wooden ones they replaced. And were very straight and easy to access the wiring.
    And you can still hang your clothes underneath. :)
     
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  5. Tad

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    Hmm, those might work really well to set around the wall T-Trak type modules on.
     
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  6. Shortround

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    Many years ago when I installed those in a remodeling it was a small room with the shelves on three walls. At that time and at that store, there were corner sections available as well that connected to the straights. That would really work fine.
     
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  7. Rich_S

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    Hi Tom, The most common material used today is the 2" Pink Foam Insulation that comes in 4 x 8 sheets, like the type from Owens Corning found at most home improvement stores. I would think you could either hot glue the foam to the metal shelves or use Liquid Nails for projects that is safe to use on Foam.
     
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  8. MK

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  9. ggnlars

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    Did some quick comparisons & for my 13 x 9 room. it looks to be about the same cost as paintable 3/4 in plywood & brackets, fasteners included in both cases. I am using the left over plywood for other parts of the project. Home Depot will cut the wood for free up to a certain number of cuts.
     
  10. Shortround

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    To each there own choice. I believe I will be using stackable plastic shelves that can be disassembled for moving and with a mesh surface there will be less drilling for wires. Will have to think about that one.
    I can hang my clothes in the bedroom closet. Floor works as well.
     
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  11. BigJake

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    Me too!!! WAY OVER!

    But I haven't tried standing on one of those shelves...

    Yes, 2" thick foam insulation board should work well. The Pink stuff at HD comes in plain 4x8 sheets, or 4x8 sheets "pre-scribed" for 24" or 16" wide strips.

    I would see if some long-legged construction staples (like inch and a half long or so) would work to fasten the foam to the wire shelving from underneath. Push them in at different angles so they don't just want to pull straight down and out.
     
  12. MK

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    My local HD (Northeast) has the 2" pink foam in 2' x 8' sizes too. Easier to transport than the 4' x 8' sheets.
     
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