How to Install Wall-Mounted Shelving

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How to Install Wall-Mounted Shelving

Wall-Mounted ShelvingAdding more products to your store?

You can easily add storage to your shop with our line of wall-mounted shelving. Here at Shelving Shop Group, our ready-made shelves are strong, durable and easy to install.

Here’s a quick how-to guide on installing our shelving systems.

What you need

Having the necessary tools for the project will save you time and frustration. Before you start installing the wall-mounted shelving, make sure that you have the following tools available:

  • Drill
  • Extension cord
  • Flathead wood screws
  • Level
  • “Delicate duty” masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder

Locate studs and mark their locations

Start the installation project by locating the studs on your wall so that you can anchor the shelf on them. Studs are typically placed 16 or 24 inches apart.

A way to find wall studs is by checking the wall receptacles, and removing its cover plate if needed. There’s always a stud on one side or another. Get down on your knees and check for nail heads on the baseboard moulding. Nail heads, especially if they are 16 inches apart, indicate that there are studs behind them.

Once you locate the studs, apply masking tape on the wall and mark the centres, so you won’t leave pencil marks on the wall and avoid messing up the wall paint at the same time.

Drill initial holes and hang the initial shelf channel

Mark the location for the top screw hole of the first channel. Holding the channelin place, drill a small pilot hole.

Afterwards, drive an appropriately-sized screw into the hole. To help screws go in easier and faster, rub candle wax on the screws.

Make sure that the screw is secure but not tightened all the way. The channelshould hang freely straight down and can be swivelled left and right.

Use a level to ensure that the channelis straight. Bore another screw pilot hole through channel’s bottom screw hole and drive a screw through it. From there, install the screws in the channel’s other holes.

Hang the second shelf channel

Find the proper position of the second channel. Place a shelf support bracket on the channel hanging on the wall and install another bracket in the same slot of the second channel. If the shelf will be carrying heavy loads, you need to use three channels spaced evenly for adequate support.

Place the level across the two brackets and adjust the unsecured channel until it is aligned with the first one. Don’t forget to mark the location of the top screw hole.

Install the shelves

Fasten the remaining brackets and slide the shelves onto them. Drill a hole through the front of the bracket at the mounting hole about halfway through. Finally, drive a flathead wood screw through the bracket and into the shelf.

Shelving Shop Group provides robust and reliable shelving systems for your store display

We manufacture a range of shelving hardware and shopfitting accessories for different industries. Our products go through quality control and comply with the highest quality standards.

Our shop fittings from RMS are tailored to New Zealand conditions, allowing you to display your items while keeping them organised and protected.

You can trust us to cater to your shelving requirements. Contact us today.

2018-12-21T01:06:22+12:00December 21st, 2018|Feature|