Step 6: Install the shelves

installing wall-mounted shelves
Photo: Shaffer Smith Photography
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Attach the remaining pairs of brackets.

Slide the shelves onto the brackets and bore a -inch-diameter hole through the front of the bracket at the small mounting hole. Drill about half-way through without going completely though.

While holding down the shlef, drive a 1 ¼-inch-long flathead wood screw up through the bracket and into the shelf, as shown.

Repeat this step to secure the remaining shelves.
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    Tools List

    • four-foot level
      4-foot level
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Phillips screwdriver
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • drill
      Drill-driver with ½- inch-diameter drill bit
    • studfinder
      Stud sensor

    Shopping List

    1. SHELVES

    2. SHELF STANDARDS

    3. SHELF BRACKETS

    4. 2 1/2-INCH FLATHEAD SCREWS

    for attaching standards to wall studs



    5. 1 1/4-INCH FLATHEAD WOOD SCREWS

    for securing brackets to shelves