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  1. #1

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    Handyman

    I want to insert an extra shelf inside my wardrobe. There is a wood shop nearby that I can take an existing shelf to and have them copy the piece to get the dimensions right, but I would still need a handyman with a drill to basically get some kind of support to install it. Simple job but I don't have any tools here and it obviously makes no sense for me to buy a whole heap of equipment that I would never use again.

    Anyone able to recommend a handyman and advise on cost for a simple job like this?


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    one Philips screwdriver
    6 x 50mm self tapping screws
    get the wood
    draw a line under it both sides
    insert the screws leaving 5mm exposed supports
    done

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    PM sent for a recommendation.

    Sounds like a cheap enough (ugly!) DIY job unless you want the wood nicely laminated or something though.


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    look at the Ikea shelves
    they have a piece of cheapo fiberboard resting on 4 plugs


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    Happy to lend my drill kit for a good cause.


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    To add to dynamco's post, add to the shopping list some right-angle shelf supports (they look like this https://www.dhgate.com/product/20-pc...215031966.html). They'll support your shelf better than the head of an exposed screw. (click the link, the thumbnail photo in this post is wrong!)

    It's about $15 in screws/tabs plus wood and you probably have a screwdriver and a ruler already.

    Or check Ikea for shelf addons for their cupboard ranges (e.g. PAX).

    Either way it's 15min work and done. I can't imagine a handyman charging under $400 for this unless you know a local guy, in which case you'd probably have asked him already than come here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gch555
    To add to dynamco's post, add to the shopping list some right-angle shelf supports (they look like this https://www.dhgate.com/product/20-pc...215031966.html). They'll support your shelf better than the head of an exposed screw. (click the link, the thumbnail photo in this post is wrong!)

    It's about $15 in screws/tabs plus wood and you probably have a screwdriver and a ruler already.

    Or check Ikea for shelf addons for their cupboard ranges (e.g. PAX).

    Either way it's 15min work and done. I can't imagine a handyman charging under $400 for this unless you know a local guy, in which case you'd probably have asked him already than come here.
    Thanks for the suggestions, will take a look at Ikea.

    Otherwise I like your idea of using the L-Shaped angle supports. Any good hardware stores that sell these?

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    Yeah, all hardware stores should sell these, they're commonly used.

    Most hardware stores are tiny but have everything somewhere. If you can't find them quickly just show a photo to the person at the desk, they'll find them for you.

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