This evening I mounted an auxiliary shelf in my kitchen, over the counter beside the stove. When I was cleaning the kitchen a couple of weeks ago I'd decided this was The Thing To Do, and I'd bought the shelf, a pair of mounting brackets, and the appropriate screws when I was at Lowe's. After I got them home, I discovered that the mounting brackets were slightly too large to fit in the wall space where I wanted them, because the countertop has one of those vertical extensions which comes halfway up that wall. But the shelf is noticeably deeper than the brackets are long, and I decided that it should be quite effective to attach a piece of wood to the wall that was thicker than the counter top extension, and attach the brackets to that.
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I pronounced myself satisfied. A job well done.
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