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Shelf Brackets

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Did you ever get your bracket figured out?
I was thinking gate hinge with the lag style not the bolt style. Drill a double tall hole in from the back and drill down through the top to hit your 'mortice' at the depth the hinge pin sits. You would slide the bracket onto the hinge lag and drop it onto the pin at full depth which would lock your bracket in against the wall without anything showing.
We do a Similar thing with a lag by cutting the head off and simply drilling a tight hole in the back then tapping the item to be mounted onto the shank. But that will not hold your bracket to the wall when the shelf applies leverage.
 

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Did you ever get your bracket figured out?
I was thinking gate hinge with the lag style not the bolt style. Drill a double tall hole in from the back and drill down through the top to hit your 'mortice' at the depth the hinge pin sits. You would slide the bracket onto the hinge lag and drop it onto the pin at full depth which would lock your bracket in against the wall without anything showing.
We do a Similar thing with a lag by cutting the head off and simply drilling a tight hole in the back then tapping the item to be mounted onto the shank. But that will not hold your bracket to the wall when the shelf applies leverage.
No I didn't. The project kind of got put on the back burner. I've got a bunch of Mulberry branches outside drying that I like the look of.
I'm not sure I understand what you are describing. Pics?
 

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Thanks, I think I see what you are talking about.
 

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I have also used a 6 inch trim screw several times with good results on driftwood shelf supports. 1624359785805476654531629809846.jpg
Left end bottom support
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Right end/top support
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Full shelf
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Underside of shelf
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Looking down the shelf from the left.
There are a couple more trim screws holding the shelf to the driftwood and two in the back holding it level on the wall.
 
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