TYPES OF SHELVES
So many types of shelves are available for home, office and shop décor. We can say shelves are the mother of all décor.
If we talk about shelves for the use in homes mostly, wall mounted shelves we used commonly in our homes to use as a storage surface.
Specially in the kid’s room wall mounted shelves is the very necessary thing to place their toys in style.
Along with the idea to décor room the main focus of shelves is to be used as storage surface.
These days shelves are becomes the main item almost in every home, offices and shops you will find selves.
We saves files in computer folders it’s also like a shelve people using shelves for their different needs and purpose.
With the passage of time we human modified the shelf according to our needs and now these days so many types of shelves are available.
We using different types of shelves to put our things on shelves to look good and to increase the look of our homes, offices and shops as a part of decoration.
For decorate your home, office or shop shelves are the best choice. The main purpose of shelves are to make your home, office and shop clutter free place.
In this article I will try my best to provide you all the necessary information about shelves accordingly.
Types Of Shelf Brackets
People are usually not focused on the main part of any wall mounted fixed shelf which is called brackets.
Brackets are the main part for any fixed bracket shelves. Therefore, don’t forget the importance of shelf brackets.
It is the only thing which supports and hold all the weight of items so it should be strong and fixed properly.
Where To Put Brackets On A Shelf
How to put up a shelf there are two main types of wall-hung shelf. One with visible brackets and 2nd one is floating brackets.
Shelf where the supporting brackets are hidden I will try my best to explain you how to put up both a floating shelf and bracket shelf.
In this article you’ll find a full list of tools and materials you’ll needed. First you have to decide where to put the Shelf.
Underground Wire Locator
Very first thing is to check or decide the area for pipes and cables with cable detector slowly.
Slowly move cable detector back and forth over the area you wish to check and it will alert you if there are a pipes or cables.
You should know all about how to use detector device read manufacturer’s instructions for specifics on the use of your device.
You need to know what kind of wall you’re fixing the shelf such as masonry or start for example you also need to think about the weight of the shelf.
Please note you must think about the weight of the shelf and its contents because floating shelves are not suitable for heavy items.
So if you want to display heavy items then might be its best to go for a shelf with brackets to get the strongest shelves.
It’s best to drill information rewards masonry walls are typically to made of brick or concrete block alternatively you can drill into the timber studs in.
Stud walls you can locate your timber studs using a three in one pipe cable and stud detector. It’s not advisable to fit shelving to hollow areas of stud walls.
In this article we will learn who to a fixed shelf to a masonry wall to put up a floating shelf once you’ve decided where you want your shelf.
First Check For Pipes And Cables Before Drilling
Check for pipes and cables begin by placing one of the wall brackets at the required height.
Make it sure any securing holes on the arm of the bracket are at the bottom otherwise the screws will be visible.
Your shelf will be upside and down measure the distance for the next bracket and using a spirit level markets position.
Ensure its 100% level with the previous mark otherwise you’ll have a slanting shelf mark the length of your wall.
Plug on your drill bits using tape put goggles on and drill holes in the wall where your marks are for masonry wall.
It may help you switch the drill into hammer mode and it can sometimes be difficult to drill through stone and brick.
Then insert the wall plugs for the walls you’re screwing into.
You can use the wicks wall plug tap them gently with a hammer if needed so they sit flush with the wall. It’s unnecessary to use wall plugs if you’re screwing into timber studs.
After that fix the bracket in place then slide the shelf onto the brackets and secure it onto the bracket from the underside.
and you will see your floating shelf is ready to use how to put up a bracketed shelf once you’ve completed where you want your shelf.
Check for Pipes and Cables
I once again tell you that its very necessary to check for pipes and cables before begin by placing one of the wall bracket at the required height .
Make sure its level using a spirit level and mark the top of the bracket and where the holes in the brackets are on your wall. Measure the distance for the next bracket.
Must be use a spirit level markets position again ensure is it 100% level with the previous mark otherwise you’ll have a slanting shelf.
Place the other wall bracket at the required height double check its level and mark where the holes in the brackets are on your wall.
Plugs on your drill make holes in the wall where your marks are for masonry walls. It may help to switch the drill into hammer mode.
Then insert the appropriate wall plugs for the type of walls you’re screwing into tap them gently with a hammer if you needed.
So they sit flush with the wall it’s unnecessary to use wall plugs if you’re screwing into timber studs. Now fix the brackets in place double check their level.
After that position the shelf board to making sure it’s centered on the brackets and mark the position of the fixing screws.
How To Align Screw Holes
Using the holes on the bracket drill pilot holes in the shelf ensuring you don’t drill all the way through the board.
Now attach the board with screws and your shelf will be ready to use. I hope after reading this article you can be able to install fixed bracket shelves.