Originally Posted by American Jeeper
So from what I can see you screw hooks into the studs and use a 2x4 and pool noodles?
I bought 2 2x4's with the plan of screwing them together for more rigidity but ended up not doing that since 1 2x4 doesn't bow considering how close the top is to the L brackets.
I chose not to use mine as a shelf simply due to the weight limit of the L brackets which I believe mine were rated at 75lbs a piece. Even though I used 2.5" screws into studs I'm still cautious of the weight limit.
Just remember to put something between the wall and the top. I used an old queen-sized mattress cover and it fit and hugged the top perfectly.