How To Install Shelves

The difficulty of trying to figure out how to install shelves really depends on the type of shelving that you are trying to install. When you attempt to install shelves it is best that you know where exactly you want to place them. If they are too high or too low you might have to redo the whole thing all over again. Once you get the hang of it, installing shelves can be a fun home improvement project. Here are a few steps that will help you to install shelves.

To install shelves, you will need:

  • stud finder
  • shelves
  • measuring tape
  • level
  • screwdriver
  • pencil
  1. Find a stud with your stud finder. Installing shelves on walls like drywalls or walls that have no studs can create a huge problem. If you install a shelf on drywall this can cause the shelves to fall apart and damage your wall. In the end you may have to spend more money since you now have to fix that wall.
  2. Mark where you want the shelf to be. Use your measuring tape to layout where the stud is and where you will place your shelves, then mark it with a pencil.
  3. Mount your wall brackets. Take your screwdriver and mount these brackets. Wherever you place a screw there should be a stud. If you want to add an additional row of shelves use a shelf as a measurement between brackets. Place the shelf sideways on the first set of brackets and install your next set of brackets right above where the shelf ends.
  4. Screw the shelves into the brackets. You can use a screwdriver or drill to do this. Make sure that as you do this your shelves remain leveled.

It is expected that you may make a few mistakes when installing shelves, just be sure to double check all your measurements and placements.

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