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Old 03-20-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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Help on mounting shelves on the wall.

Hi folks. I want to mount some shelves in my bedroom closets using standard shelving brackets...but I'm not sure what to use to anchor the brackets. The back of the closet where the brackets go is the same interior wallboard that is used through out the coach...a kind of beige mish mash but it feels pretty solid.
So...the question is....how thick is this stuff and will it hold wood screws like a piece of wood...or will I need mollys? If mollys...is there space for them between the wall board and the exterior of the coach?
Any advice before I start drilling is appreciated!
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:08 PM   #2
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If it is like a 5er, the wall board is about 1/8" thk. Just use a cleat and at least 3 or 4 screws that only protrude about 1/2" past the cleat and don't put heavy loads on the shelf. I would also put cleats on the sides and screw from the outside if possible. A little construction adhesive would help if you're not going to remove them.
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I hung several clothes hooks in the bedroom and bath area. I used 1/4" expanders. I drilled the hole tightened the screws to expand the expander in place behind the wall, then took the screws out, reinstalled the screws with the hooks in place. Works great.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:58 PM   #4
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Thnks guys. Mickey...when you say expander...do you mean one of these:

or one of these:

or something else?
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Hollow wall anchor

Like the lower photo. Only for an 1/8" thick wall.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:08 PM   #7
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Thanks...that is what I call a molly. Will get the right ones and use. You say tomatoe...I say tomahto..LOL
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Could also cut a 2 or 3 inch wide strip of peg-board, in strips, pin nail into cab. and use real shelf pins that would lock into place by the shelf, if the shelf is cut to size. If peg-board were to be used, i'd use solid strips from top to bottom and you'd have adjustable.
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One more way would be to use the peg-board as a template and figure out where you wanted shelf, mark peg-board, move around inside cabinet, mark through to wall in all 4 corners , and you'll have a level shelf. Lot easier than trying to measure each hole.
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Already have the shelves, posts and brackets Bob...just need to fix the posts to the back of the closet and it looks like the short mollys are the way to go. Thanks for the suggestions anyway.


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