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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-30-2018, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have make some simple shelves and want to use a key hole router bit to cut some hanging slots to hang them
I would like to put them vertical on the back ...taller part. I'm not sure what the best way to do this would be.
Or should I put them horizontal on each end ?
Any suggestions for using the key hole router bit to cut hanger on the back of my shelves ?



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how wide of a piece do have to cut the keyhole slot in???...
what is the weight of your shelf???... size???...
a single horizontal cut is most forgiving for centering/balancing.leveling...

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Two shelves are 14" wide/long
One is 30" long
All three are 6" deep.
They don't weight much...popular and maple
Going to set picture and small stuff on them
I would like to put a hanger slot on each end.
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Remember that the slots have to be in the same orientation to work. You can’t go inward from each end. They’ll need to be deep enough to leave enough shoulder to support the load.
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If it was me I would go with a French cleat.
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Two shelves are 14" wide/long
One is 30" long
All three are 6" deep.
They don't weight much...popular and maple
Going to set picture and small stuff on them
I would like to put a hanger slot on each end.
how thick??? what material are the shelves???
you trying to hang these shelves straight (blind/floating) to the wall like so...



if you are, a keyhole slot won't work for very long...
there is hardware just for the task at hand...

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The backs are 3/4 x 2 x length
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I want them floating but there not going to hole that much weight
I know they cant come in from both ends

Maybe I should look at some of these

https://www.rockler.com/keyhole-fitt...RoCThkQAvD_BwE
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that's a better move...

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OK

I could just screw them to the wall . No one will see the screws anyway.

Thanks for the help
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those brackets go on shelf...
screw goes in the wall..
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