Reinforcing LACK shelf without impacting the visual design?
I’m planning to install a LACK shelf (43 1/4” / 110 cm) on a drywall wall but this size is notorious for the support brackets failing.
What’s the best way to reinforce the shelf without severely impacting the visual design?
It seems there are 2 types of wall brackets for the LACK shelves. One with the prongs, like so …
And the other with a long L bracket for drywalls. It has holes all along the bracket so you can choose ones over studs.
Personally, I’ve not installed the one with the L bracket (and I don’t think it’s for sale here in Malaysia as we have brick walls in most houses).
If you have a choice at your IKEA, I would recommend the LACK bracket with prongs. It would be a tad more secure and stable than the L-bracket. From what I can see it’s impossible for the small lip to hold the wide shelf securely.
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