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How to install shelving

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.

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STEP 1

Start by determining where the new shelf will go.

STEP 2

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

Mark measurements Mark measurements

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

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

STEP 5

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

STEP 6

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

Drill  hole Drill  hole

STEP 7

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

STEP 8

Thread the screws through the shelf brackets and tighten them.

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

STEP 9

Check the shelf for a good, tight installation.

Check shelf Check shelf

STEP 10

Place your new shelf!

Place your new shelf Place your new shelf

STEP 11

Use the level to make sure the shelf straight.

Use new level Use new level

STEP 12

Your extra storage is ready to go!