How to Hang Shelves

How to hang a shelf step by step

there are lots of different shelving systems on the market and here is just

some of many ways of hanging them.The  process is the same.

Tools Needed

  1. power drill
  2. Tape measure
  3. Spirit level
  4. Bradawl
  5. wall plugs
  6. Screwdriver
  7. Pencil


  • First decide where your shelves are going and using a spirit level ,draw a vertical Line across the wall.
  • Hold the first bracket up to its mark and with a bradawl mark the walls through the top hole in the bracket
  • Drill the hole and insert the wall plug, then drive the fixing screw in part way so that the bracket hangs loosely
  • Now mark the position at the other fixing hole on the wall ,swing the bracket aside so you can drill a hole on the mark and insert another wall plug, then drive in the fixing screw and tighten the first screw.
  • Attach the loose bracket at the shelf and place the shelf into the first bracket
  • place the spirit level on the shelf and check it is horizontal then mark the fixing holes of the last bracket.
  • Drill the holes and insert the wall plugs
  • With the shelf in position, screw the bracket in place

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