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How to install shelving

40 min | Easy | 12 STEPS

Installing shelving will utilize your wall space for extra storage. A shelf will also provide an excellent space for decorations to help you personalize a room.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Start by determining where the new shelf will go.

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Mark where one end of the shelf is to be located.

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Using a level, draw a faint pencil line on the wall.

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Hold up the shelf mounting plate on the line and mark where the fasteners are to go.

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Follow the directions on the package of the hollow-wall fasteners.

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You may need to drill a pilot hole for the type of fastener to be used.

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Install the hollow-wall fasteners by tapping them in place with the hammer.

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Thread the screws through the shelf brackets and tighten them.

The fasteners expand as they tighten, supporting the shelf bracket.

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Check the shelf for a good, tight installation.

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Place your new shelf!

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Use the level to make sure the shelf straight.

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Your extra storage is ready to go!