Hanging Baskets on 1/4in wood paneling


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Old 06-10-18, 07:59 AM
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Hanging Baskets on 1/4in wood paneling

Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice because I'm worried about messing up and making more work for myself.

End Goal: Hang wire baskets on inside door to hold Aquarium food and additives (Bottles like chlorine removers or other medications, nothing overly heavy and the basket may hold about 5 of them).

Facts:
1) Basket wire sits flush on bottom but the hangable wire is pushed out from the top wall a little. (see picture)

2) Panel I'm attaching too is likely 1/4in thick. (measures 3/4 for overall door with 1/4 in indentions on either side)

3) Required supported weight is about 6-8 lbs call it 10 for round numbers.


Issue:
1) This was sold as a 2 piece basket that was attached which allowed it to be hung with 4 plastic hooks provided. Now that I've seperated it I have two plastic peices that will support the base but nothing for the top. (I'm thinking of just using hook screws to support it right now)

2) I only have 1/4 in of wood before the screw pops out the display side.

3) With only 1/4 in of wood to drill into I'm worried about how much this can support.

Any expert help would be awesome. Thanks.
 
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Old 06-10-18, 09:28 AM
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I would not use a wire shelf. I would look in the office supplies section for a plastic file holder or shelf. These often have a wide flange on the sides and bottom and can be held in place with double sided foam tape.
 
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I need this to hold bottles and it has the potential to get wet so being open is preferred. Do you think small screws will be able to support the weight?
 
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The weight is not an issue but the thickness of the material is.

Unless you want to see the screws coming out, or in, of the panel then you need to glue some 3/8 or 1/2 material to the inside to screw the rack to.

Use a good wood glue and it will hold the racks with no issue!
 
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If you find the right plastic shelves double sided tape will not let go. Use the stuff from the auto store for attaching trim molding. Stick your shelf in place and give it 24 hours to cure and it will rip the finish off your door before the tape lets go as long as you prep the surfaces properly.
 
 

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