I decided to kit out an unused built in cupboard/wardrobe which had become a dumping ground with some shelving.
I used timber batons as supports, attached using dual Rawl plugs and self countersinking screws. The shelves are 18mm MDF and I've glued them directly to the supports (after priming and painting everything with satinwood).
After completing the project I have noticed that the MDF is giving a bit. I tried putting a bit of weight in the centre near the front and it was definitely bending so I'm not confident it can be used as is.
I was hoping to get some advice on this forum. The logical answer would be to stick another support baton wall-to-wall under the middle of the MDF shelf.
What would be the best way to attach that additional baton to the existing supports?
Any other suggestions?
I want to avoid putting a "front" to the shelves as the motion sensor lights wouldn't work.
Hi Deleted, If you don’t support the front and rear of the shelves they will still sag. Fit vertical supports in the middle front and rear working from the bottom upwards. A vertical board would probably be the cheapest option. Regards S
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