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How to Put up Shelves in 10 EASY steps

1)Where would you like your shelve to be?

This is mostly up to personal preference, but factors such as opened doors and stud placement should be considered when choosing a location.

2)Find the stud closest to where you want your shelves & Mark with a pencil

A stud is the wood framing that comprises the inner structure of the walls. It’s essential to find a stud when putting up shelves because shelves drilled into dry wall are not well supported and will collapse.

3)Find the next stud either to the right of left of the one you’ve already found & Mark

Studs are usually placed every 16 to 24 inches (40.62 cm to 60.96 cm) apart. Ideally you want to put up shelves with the incorporation of at least two studs. If your shelves are shorter than the distance between two studs, you will want to use one stud as a center point for your shelves.

4)Hold up one of the brackets to the wall.

Decide on the height of the shelves.

5)Make a mark on the wall with your pencil.

If you are putting up shelves at more than 1 height, make sure to make marks for that as well.

6)Place the level lengthwise just above the pencil mark.

Mother and teenage daughter using level tool, marking wall for do-it-yourself project

Draw a straight horizontal line to the next stud.
Repeat this step for the shelves at other heights.
Line up the fixing hole (the screw hole of the bracket) with the pencil mark on the stud.

7)Drill a 2-inch (5.08 cm) hole into the stud. Screw the 2-inch (5.08 cm) wood screws in so that the bracket fits tightly.

Repeat this step for the other studs and other shelves. Use your level to guarantee the brackets are aligned.

8)Erase your pencil marks.

9)Place your shelves onto the brackets.

Adjust to level.

10)Screw the shelves to the brackets.

Use 1/2-inch (1.27 cm)wood screws

Ta’da you are finished !!

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