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Basic shelf installation

How to make and install basic shelving page:   1   2   3   4  

Page 1: Introduction

This section explains how to install the most common and basic of open shelving consisting of either solid lumber boards or specifically manufactured shelving boards that sit on brackets cantilevered from a lumber framed wall.

bullet Three widely used bracket systems are... Wooden braced brackets fixed to vertical battens
bullet L shaped metal brackets fixed to the wall studs
bullet Metal brackets that clip into slotted metal hollow square-section that is fixed upright to the wall stud.

The procedure involves deciding on the most suitable bracket type, determining the position and height of the shelves, finding the wall studs, securing the upright battens and/or brackets and placing the shelves.

Click on a hyperlink below to go to one of the explanatory stages required to install the basic open shelf.

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bullet Page 1: Introduction
bullet Page 2: Bracket options
bullet Page 3: Find the studs
bullet Page 4: Fix the verticals, the brackets and the shelving



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