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Bungie Cord Bracing for Shelves

This method has been used by PBSci Woodshop for various shelves in chemistry labs. It has been accepted by the fire marshal in the past to keep items on high shelves from falling off during earthquakes.

Other methods for sesmic restraints can be found at WorkSafe? Technlogies web site:

POC in Woodshop:
Steve Ornellas
Physical and Biological Sciences Wood-Shop
Phone and Fax 831-459-4048

Two types of eye bolts are used -both Zinc Plated:

For through bolting; Eyebolts -5/16" x 5" ( Eye bolt + 2 nuts and washers)

For solid material where through bolting is not possible or needed, such as cabinet face-frames and solid wood shelf edges) Eye lag screws- 1/4" x 5" for solid material

Supplier: Tomarco. Greg Mitchell Phone 510-657-1111


Bungie Cord

We use 1" black gaffers tape from McMaster? Carr for the ends of the bungee

We use HDPP-9-BLK Heavy Duty treated black polypropylene bungee, and galvanized clips from Superior Bungee Corporation.

Use 1" black gaffers tape on the ends of the bungees to keep it from unraveling

Contacts Information

429 West Laurel Street
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768
Fax: 1 256-259-3002

Sonya Barrier 1-800-782-8643 ext. 10
Bob Valentine 1-800-782-8643 ext. 11
Matthew Valentine 1-800-782-8643 ext. 13