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Weight rating for glass shelves?

DeepSeaDan

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I too would like to thank the good membership for this heads-up! Spent a few hours thinning the herd on various shelves - all look straight & true. The shelf supports are of good quality, thus I shall sleep better tonight.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Here is my antique China hutch. It has old wooden shelves with the grooves for standing plates. Over the years all the shelves are bowed. I thought about turning them upside down for a while. It's was like this when I got it. I like the feet. They look like duck feet grasping a ball.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

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embe

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And back to the original question, with glass shelves, trust your judgement and multiply that by 2.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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DeepSeaDan

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treeguyfred

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I also calculated mine and my 3/16" shelves will hold 55# and my 1/4" will hold 82.5# so, I'm not concerned ... and I have been using my display in various locations for 7 years with no misfortune. I did put some plumbers putty under two flasks that wobble a little when I walk by heavy footed.
Thumbs up! ~Fred
 

yacorie

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Just keep in mind that a lot of the stories of disasters start with the little pegs that hold the shelves. A semi common occurrence is those pegs break out of the small hole they are in and/or come out somehow

just another thing to check on
 

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