thats very good job ✌️
Can I do the same on plaster wall?? with studs
Ofcourse 4 strong brackets instead of 2
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Let me tag the wonderful @ProjectPete so he is alerted to your question about replicating his popular project at your place.
Thanks for joining in the discussion,
The desk looks great what, plaster did you use to refill over the brackets please?
If you can locate the studs and fix the brackets onto them, I see no reason why you couldn't plaster over them as @ProjectPete has with the brick wall. My only real concern is there might be a little flex to the timber and your topcoat plaster could get hairlines cracks. I'm sure Pete can let us know if he believes it will be an issue.
I'm planning on doing the same so it was amazing to find this post! I have masonry outer walls.
I'm going to be using:
- An acacia wood panel (https://www.bunnings.com.au/2200-x-600-x-26mm-acacia-solid-oiled-hardwood-project-panel_p8330032)
- Four 500mm x 300mm galvanised steel brackets (https://www.bunnings.com.au/carinya-500-x-300-x-40mm-heavy-duty-galvanised-twisted-stay-bracket_p396...)
I was told by my local Bunnings advisor to use some 10×80mm screws, but I think they might be too long (https://www.bunnings.com.au/ramset-10-x-80mm-ultra-long-hex-anchor-rampug-10-pack_p2260099) another person advised me to used 6Gx40mm timber screws with 7×25mm wall but those seem too flimsy.
Do you think there is a better option in terms of screws, am I on the right track? Any kind of help would be amazing!
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @raaaaaani. It's great to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
I would say the recommended Ramset 10 x 80mm Ultra Long Hex Anchor Rampug 10 Pack is pretty close to what is needed. The bolts are not only supporting the weight of the timber top and what is sitting on it but also anyone that potentially leans their weight onto it. It's also not just the direct weight on top of it but weight towards the front edge 600mm away from the wall puts exponentially more stress on the anchors.
The next size down appears to be a Ramset 10 x 50mm Anchor RamPlug - 20 Pack and I feel this is too short. I would go with the 80mm as they will be more than adequate and prevent any future issues.
@ProjectPete might like to add his thoughts on whether it is excessive or not.
Please let us know if you need further assistance or had any questions.