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Floating Shelves with Silicon Adhesive

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    Floating Shelves with Silicon Adhesive

    So I have a room that has tile on the walls that I don't want to drill

    I was thinking of using some brackets, adhesive, and a board

    Questions (all for Wan Chai etc. Hong Kong Island)

    1) Where can I get various sizes of finished boards e.g. with edges that I won't cut myself on
    2) What sort of adhesive do I need to get? I presume I'll be able to get on Thompson street
    3) Also where can I get the brackets? The brackets should have a flat back for sealing against the tile wall

    not english but understandable youtube link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elPvVg3jUzA

    Last edited by chichow; 26-02-2019 at 11:43 AM.

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    why not just get ikea lack floating shelves and don't use the metal fitting bracket which will make super light, then use ikea wall brackets light as possible

    i presume regular silicon gel would do (but get the non smelly version esp if you have kids) as i have stuck a large 100 cm mirror to a cabinet shoe cabinet door in the kitchen)


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    the wall bracket is cheap, lack is also cheap as well

    https://www.ikea.com/hk/en/catalog/products/20172892/


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    Use construction adhesive like Liquid Nail (brand name), not silicone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau
    Use construction adhesive like Liquid Nail (brand name), not silicone.

    isn't liquid nail really hard to get rid off any dismantling ? silicon is easy to get rid off

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    I will go to Ikea to take a look

    The one you linked to - it may not have a solid flat back.

    Read this on ikea.com >


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    I guess I can start with Silicon and move to Liquid Nail if needed

    https://www.liquidnails.com/how-to/h...tion-adhesives

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    Quote Originally Posted by chichow
    I will go to Ikea to take a look

    The one you linked to - it may not have a solid flat back.

    Read this on ikea.com >
    I have used ikea lack floating shelf, the back top and sides are completed flat and the metal backet is completed concealed by the shelf hallowed out space, the rest of the shelf is light due to construction of light particle board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chichow
    I will go to Ikea to take a look

    The one you linked to - it may not have a solid flat back.

    Read this on ikea.com >
    There are stores on Lockhart road that sell stainless steel mounting brackets that have a flat back

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lo...!4d114.1766163

    You could get one of the kitchen counter top shops to make you some shelves and matching mounting blocks.

    There are some Corian style shelve around that may work or you could get something you like made.

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