Wall mounted shelving struts
When coming up with ideas for raising a low wall around an open stairwell in his new home, Simplified Building founder Chris Pollock quickly worked out that he could make the wall safe, while simultaneously using “dead space”.
He decided on a shelving unit that would overhang around the wall while also providing the extra protection that he needed.
The system was based around using the KeeLite range and specifically utilised the LC50 angled so that it firmly holds the shelving unit in place, These wall mounted shelving struts give the shelf the support that it needed as well as give the unit a modern look.
The first thing to do is to ensure that your shelving is suitable for the area you are working on, either having them custom created as the ones shown here or shopping for the right unit armed with the correct measurements.
Creating the Wall Mounted Shelving Struts
The first job is to position the shelving and working out where the struts will go and attaching the LC50 to the underside of the shelving, then it’s a simple process of working out how much tube to use.
Cut the Pipe
Using a Hacksaw on Size 6 tubing, you can then cut it to the desired lengths, however tube can be purchased pre-cut for convenience.
Attach the tube to the LC50 to create the wall mounted shelving strut.
Attaching the tube to the fitting on the shelf with a standard hex key
Attaching the Fitting to the tube.
Position the shelving into position, ensuring that someone firmly holds it in place while attaching the strut to the wall.
Next step is to drill down through the shelving unit into the wall, using washers and long screws to hold it in.
The end product is a shelving unit that raises the height of the wall and utilises space that would otherwise be wasted.