TSL: help me decide design of shelving v. ikea lack

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  1. Simple

    Simple Sexy Beatch

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    This thread didn't go so well in main forum, hoping i get some replies here

    i'll be using Ikea Lack shelving and was wondering which design I should use. if you can suggest improvements to so

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  2. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    What are you putting on it?
     
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    b or c imo, but i guess it depends on whats going on it
     
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  5. Simple

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    picture frames. maybe some books/accessories
     
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    id go with b, unless you have someting large enough to fill the space on the right of c
     
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    chizzle New Member

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    I was actually thinking A.

    B. and C., are nice in concept, but I feel would look awkward irl.
     
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    On second thought...

    C. might look good if you put an oversize vase with like...orchards or some shit, on the open section.
     
  9. Simple

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    durr?
     
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    :werd: I like c. I'd put an orchid in the spot though. Not a whole orchard... :mamoru:
     
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    probably going to do the following. i'll use the shelves for books/picture frames and in the empty space i'm going to put a vase with some reeds/flowers and maybe some pictures

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    :o You know what I mean...
     
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    i like your revised C :cool:
     
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    I like A.
     
  16. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I think the vertical pieces are a waste. It'll look so much cleaner if you just go with horizontal shelves of varying length that are offset from each other a bit.

    The thing about the lack shelves—or any floating shelf for that matter—is that because of the way they're mounted, you won't be able to put much weight on them even if the mounts are drilled into a stud. In other words, you won't be able to put a whole lot on those shelves, so I think closing off the ends would be a waste. It'll make them feel unnecessarily cluttered.

    Just my two cents. I can provide examples if you want :dunno:
     
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    pics are always appreciated ;)
     
  18. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    not great examples, but they're realistic :hs:

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  19. OlafBeserka

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    Think one of those shelves could hold my center channel speaker? I like the sleek look but I dont want it to fall on my tv
     
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    yeah why not. as long as its mounted properly :dunno: unless its a really bug speaker i doubt it would be too heavy
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    it really depends on what the shelves are mounted into. If they brackets are drilled just into drywall and not studs, it'll probably start to sag before long. Floating shelves aren't notorious for their stability :sad2:
     
  22. Simple

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    in the process of installing. running into trouble mounting as I have metal studs. will post pics when done. I have feeling will be epic fail.
     
  23. crucialkc

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    cedric ftw. try to find a way to make the floating shelves work. much cleaner looking.

    or if those don't work out.. i really think A or D.. just my opinion though. not a big fan of the C idea, even with the flowers and whatnot. B just isn't working either IMO.
     
  24. monkeymunzey

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    Use a Sheetrock screw with a coarse thread and you will be fine.
     
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    where are those from?
     

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