The shelving layout is now marked up on my wall with blue painters tape and I realized I don’t want those end cap brackets from IKEA. They look very clean but I wanted something sturdier with less metal showing.
I chopped up some 1/2 inch wood and put together a prototype. The back piece of wood will be the only thing I drill into the wall. This will let me hit studs without having to place my brackets in a weird spot. I was going to play around with distressing the wood with another color and sanding but I think it looks fine as is.
But now I have to decide how high the back should bE