I've had the funkiest home reno project over the past 6 months. I'll spare you the details, but we're stuck on this one project. I've a closet that needs shelving. The closet is about 26" deep, 72" wide with a centered 32" door. The shelves on either side are going to be 16"x26". The shelves cannot be supported by the back wall of the closet. No studs and we'd hit shower surround if we screwed into the drywall. So, furring strips on two sides. But that darn gravity, I just can't see them supporting any amount of weight like that. With melamine, I don't know that we can just put some screws through into the furring strip... won't the shelf bend over time, or rip out? (melamine was the only thing that didn't cost a million dollars and came in wider planks for this space). So, I'd love to hear some solutions. It's just a utilitarian closet for some ink supplies so it doesn't have to be pretty (though obviously I'd prefer it to be), but it will have to carry a bit of weight. Thanks a million times in advance!