Anyone know how to put a shelf up with adhesives?

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  1. hulk23869

    hulk23869 Well-Known Member

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    I wanna put a few shelves up in my closet to display my transformers, Is there anyway to do this with adhesives? Like, an adhesive that would stick to the wall and kind of have a flat top so the shelf could sit on top of it. I already took the measurements of the space and I know exactly the size of shelf that I need to order. I'm thinking I'd use like 4 or 5 adhesives per shelf if I can find them. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I highly doubt it. You're going to need support brackets.
     
  3. hulk23869

    hulk23869 Well-Known Member

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    How about some sort of a statue or figurine that has a flat top on it, so that the shelf could be placed on top of it. For example I'd put two of these "statues/figurines" on top of my current shelf and then put the new shelf on top of that, it would have to be strong enough to hold the shelf and a little bit of TF figures weight. Think that would work?
     
  4. llamatron

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    Be a man and drill it! But yes some kind of supporting bracket would be a good idea and I wouldn't recommend doing it only with adhesives unless you're not too concerned about the items on the shelves getting broken.
     
  5. hulk23869

    hulk23869 Well-Known Member

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    I'm too scurred to drill!! =((
     
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    Why would you want to put the weight of a shelf & figures on top of other figures? It pretty much guarantees to cause damage. If the shelf is taking up the full space, get a couple of equal sized boards to put on the ends to hold up the 2nd shelf. Or get those little closet shelf things to hold up the 2nd shelf. Best thing is to hang the shelf properly and not deal with cutting corners. Might cost a little more but will cost less then replacing whatever you put on the shelves that gets wrecked due to going cheap.
     
  7. Insane Galvatron

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    It's not hard to do. And you don't need to drill. Get some support brackets and some long wood screws. Use a stud finder to find the studs in the wall you are about to mount on. Measure, mark, and measure again where you want the shelf. Make sure it's level, and screw the brackets into the studs with a drill and screwdriver attachment. Put shelf on top and TA DA!!
     
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    I can't think of any adhesive that would support what you are thinking of doing. Get a drill, screws and a stud sensor, and do it right. It's not hard to do, and it will last.
     
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    Ok, you guys have convinced me, I shall ATTEMPT to use a drill :cry 
     
  10. Dran0n

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    Crying about the drill is better than crying over some broken palstic awesomeness.
     
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    What if he ends up crying over a hole in his hand? He did say ATTEMPT to use a drill. He may have no skills...
     
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    How the piss do you manage that? THAT would take skill.
     
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    The same way a person hits their own thumb with a hammer. Only since it's a drill, it makes a hole instead of a fat red digit.
     
  14. moreprimeland

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    Guess by now you've learned not to ask this kind of question in GD, but since you have here goes.... you could also find those extra space shelves that stack on each other..no drilling required. Don't know if you can find them easily, they are used mostly on desks/offices for extra files and books.... Fiskars makes a hand drill with 4 bits that's kinda multi-purpose crafting type drill if you do decide to go the other route, less chance of a bloody accident. Just make sure whatever you do, you don't go too high or too much weight as it's in your closet on another shelf. Good luck.
     
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    Unless you're loading these shelves up with a ton of stuff (weight), you don't need to drill anything. Go to a hardware store and buy some screws and wall anchors. You'll need a screw driver and a hammer. If you hit a stud, skip the anchor and use some elbow grease to screw (that's what she said).
     
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    if you are a child pls get adult supervision when using a drill!
     
  17. TheIncredibleHulk

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    A hammer and nail work as good as a drill.

    Wood screws with brackets work too for those not so accurate drill jobs.
     
  19. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    You've seen what kind of thread this is. TFW's General Discussion is the new google, apparently.
     
  20. Jeremy.B

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    Screw the drill, I say use some elmer's wood glue and go to town.

    Don't forget to send pics.
     

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