Re: Mounting Shelf Without Damaging Walls?
- From: DerbyDad03 <teamarrows@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:42:35 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 17, 12:00 pm, mkirs...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Aug 17, 8:50 am, DerbyDad03 <DerbyDa...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I need to mount the corner shelf in this picture on my daughter's dorm
room wall. I am not allowed to drill holes in the wall or damage the
walls in any way.
There are about 1000 other ways to position a clock radio so it is
accessible from a bed. Why do you feel the need to intentionally
handicap yourself by limiting the solutions to THIS shelf?
Personally, I'd try Command strips. If not by sticking the shelf
directly to the wall, then by hanging the shelf from 3-4 Command Hooks.
I don't know how much time you've spent in college dorm rooms, but
some of them are pretty small and will typically house 2 and sometimes
3 students. Space is at a premium.
Both of my daughters have their beds "lofted" so that they can use the
area underneath for a futon. Since their beds are essentially the
highest surface level in the room, there really aren't "about 1000
other ways to position a clock radio so it is accessible from a bed" -
at least not in a location where it can easily be set/snoozed/reset
with a simple reach of the hand.
In the case where we used the shelf last year, the only other place
for the clock radio would have been on the window ledge which is
probably about 3 feet below the top of the matress and behind the
curtains. Not exactly a prime location for a clock radio. You wouldn't
even be able to *see* it from your pillow, never mind being able to
set/snooze/reset it easily. Imagine if you had to place your clock
radio on the floor, a foot beyond the head of your bed and behind a
curtain. How accessible would you consider that?
As a matter of fact, my daughters sleep in bunk beds at home and the
one in the top bunk has a similar corner shelf (screwed to the wall)
for her clock radio. She also has a second shelf that she uses to
charge her cell phone and ipod while keeping them within easy reach of
her bed. I made them for her bedroom many years ago and they work so
well that I made some more for their dorm rooms.
The corner shelf solution is ideal for a dorm room or any room with a
raised bed. My daughter has had comments like "Wow...I wish my dad
would make me one of those! It's only the mounting that's a bit of
pain when you don't want to/aren't allow to damage the walls.
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