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Shelving
Basic shelf installation

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

Page 2: Bracket options

Three widely used bracket systems are...
bullet Wooden brackets fixed to vertical battens
bullet L shaped metal brackets fixed to the wall studs
bullet Metal brackets that clip into slotted metal strip fixed to the wall stud.

wooden shelf brackets Wooden brackets fixed to vertical battens
A wooden shelf bracket comprise of a horizontal piece of wood screwed or nailed to the side of a vertical batten that is fixed to the wall. The horizontal piece of wood is propped by another piece of wood that is fixed to the underside of the front of the horizontal member and angles down to the vertical batten.
A wooden shelf bracket can be made out of varying size wood such as 45x20 (3/4"x 1-1/2") or 65x20 (3/4"x 2-1/2") or bigger.

L shaped metal brackets fixed to the wall studs
L shaped shelf brackets
L shaped metal brackets come in varying sizes, and styles and achieves maximum strength if screwed directly through the wallboard and into the wall stud.

(a) Metal plate bracket. Depending on the thickness of the plate, medium to heavy strength.
(b) Metal plate braced bracket. Heavy strength.
(c) Pressed-steel bracket. Light to medium strength.
(d) Ornate bracket. Depending on thickness of metal and brace, light to heavy strength.

metal shelf brackets Metal brackets that clip into slotted metal strip fixed to the wall stud
This system achieves maximum strength if the vertical slotted metal strips are screwed directly through the wallboard into the wall studs. The metal strips comes in varying lengths as do the brackets that slot into them. This is probably the easiest to install system and the brackets are adjustable, however, it is also the most expensive.

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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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