How to stabilize kitchen shelving

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Old 09-09-13, 04:35 PM
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Question How to stabilize kitchen shelving

Our kitchen cabinetry is just 2 years old. The supports that came with the shelves are just on the left and right ends. As you can see from the photo, it sags in the middle because of the weight. I'm a DIY newbie so I am not sure what to do. When I first brought it up, my husband suggested just putting a 2x4 in there. That seems very insightly and a space-suck. Ideas?
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Old 09-09-13, 04:45 PM
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Unload it, measure up from the inside of one shelf, top to bottom, cut a 1x2 that length and insert it behind the stile in the middle of the cabinet. a little less unsightly than a rough 2x4, but will add a little boost to the shelving. Personally I would do it for the back as well. Do it for each shelf and you can load it back up.
 
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OK! That makes sense. Many thanks!
 
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The middle stile may have holes for shelf supports. Use a mirror to check or feel the back side of the stile.
 
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