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    Default Attaching shelves to steel framing

    Good morning. I am wanting to attach a wall mounted unit to steel framing. The unit will be made from pine and ply and will be 1200 x 300 x 250mm as per the drawing. I am wondering if anyone can give me some advice about how to attach the unit to the steel framing, which is causing me a lot of worry.
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    Well it depends on how much mass you will be putting in the unit, but I would be using bolts and nuts with big plate washers to spread the load, 8mm would probably do it but I tend to err on the side of caution and go one size bigger if using a mild steel or Gal bolt ; so 10mm galvanised bolt with matching washers and just drill matching holes in the unit and the wall studs, one bolt on each side should do it.

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