togadiz OP t1_j6idkxv wrote

Thank you for your feedback! In this particular scenario, it’s a small, lightweight, decorative shelf that will just have a few picture frames (not large enough for a fish tank or even multiple books haha) so I think we are safe; but I appreciate your concern.


togadiz OP t1_j6fvdil wrote

Ah that makes sense! I assumed it had something to do with age - the houses I have installed shelves in were all houses that were built in the 90s, where as my friends house , while newly renovated, was from the early 1900s.

Thank you for your thorough answer, it’s really helpful. I’ll look into trying to find a way to revamp the plan to find a stud as well.