Anyone have idea on how to load test floating shelves?
We're having floating shelves installed in our kitchen...they're 14 inches deep and 4 and 6 feet long, so they're pretty big. They've been sitting in my garage for a month, but my contractor has been dragging his feet to install them, which is starting to make me wonder if he's not sure how. Thing is, we want to store wine, heavy pots, etc up there, so they need to be sturdy. (Not to mention their own weight which is not insignificant.)
He and I have talked about the fact that they need to be installed with rebar into the studs. Any other advice on that?
Also, I'd love to somehow load test them to make sure they're really up to the task before I pay my GC. Any ideas of how to do that?