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Shelving
Basic shelf installation

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

Page 4: Fix the verticals, the brackets and the shelving

It is now just simply a matter of screwing the upright battens and/or brackets through the wallboard into the wall studs and placing the shelves. Most clip in brackets have a little upturned lip at the front, thus keeping the shelf in place. Angle brackets generally have pre-drilled holes to allow for screws to hold the shelves in place. With timber brackets, the shelves can be fixed with screws down through the top of the shelf (drill a hole first) into the bracket.

A light load for 250mm (10") wide x 20mm (3/4") thick solid board shelf is 15kg per meter length (10lb per ft)

A medium load for 250mm (10") wide x 20mm (3/4") thick solid board shelf is 30kg per meter length (20lb per ft)

A heavy load for 250mm (10") wide x 20mm (3/4") thick solid board shelf is 45+kg per meter length (30+lb per ft)

Large books are considered a heavy load.

A solid 20mm (3/4") thick solid board shelf should not span more than 750mm (30") if designed for heavy load.

The above is a guide only.

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bullet Page 3: Find the studs
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