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Old 07-28-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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I have seen two classrooms that have pictures with these rain gutter shelves and in spite of zooming to a ridiculous enlargement size, I cannot figure out how they are attached.

So, someone please save my sanity and tell me step my step how I can have this marvelous display in my own room!

Oh yeah, where can I buy them? Will the store cut them to size, etc? Are the edges smooth so kids don't lose a finger? Etc.....

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I love this from Pre-K Pages

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google pre-k pages. Go to the blog. Look at her recent posts. You'll see it.
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I have them in my class room and I LOVE THEM!!! I purchased a 10' (?) vinyl rain gutter (pretty inexpensive) from our local building and supply store. DH cut it in half with a hacksaw very easily, sanded down the rough edges and mounted it for me the first time. I have since moved it and mounted it this time myself. Electric screw drivers are great!! I got the vinyl because like you, I was worried about the sharp edges. There really are none. I would send a picture but I haven't been granted that privilege yet.
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I have also used gutter shelves in the past and I LOVE them. I prefer the vinyl gutters from Lowes as opposed to Home Depot because they have heavy-duty brackets that go underneath the gutter. These brackets were a bit more expensive, but the others slid on the top, and didn't look like they would support as much weight. Also, the gutters from Lowes have ridges along the inside/bottom, and it helps the books stand up a bit taller.
I bought 10' gutters and sawed them in half with a hacksaw. The edges sand smooth very easily.

I bought 2 brackets for each 5' shelf. You screw the brackets to the wall and then just snap the gutter into place. I would recommend screwing the brackets into a stud, or using drywall anchors. (I haven't tried screwing them into cinderblock, although I know there are ways to do it.)

Good luck to you! You will love the way your books ar displayed on these shelves...instant classroom cheer!
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Did you all ask your principal before installing the shelves? I think that the shelves would look wonderful but I don't want to bother my principal when she is busy this summer to ask if I can do it. What do you think?


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