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Installing a Wall Shelf
Wall Shelf Installation – How to Install a Wall Shelf

Installing a wall shelf is an easy way to add style and function to a boring space

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Sometimes your home repair project may involve hanging shelving on a wall where the shelf itself may be heavy or it may support a heavy object. For example, a book shelf or the combination wall shelf / coat hook which is the subject of this tutorial.

As you can see in the photo above, a nice wall shelf can replace really bad art with something both useful and attractive! (I really don’t know what I was thinking when I bought that poster. Oh well…)

In this tutorial I will explain how to install any wall shelf like a pro. It’s really pretty easy if you follow the tips I lay out for you. You’ll need the following tools to install a wall shelf.

    Tools Needed:
  • 48” long standard level (at least length of shelf, usually a 24” or 48” level, not a torpedo level which is too small);
  • (2) expanding wall anchors (#6-32 screw x 2-3/8" long);
  • Electric drill;
  • 9/32” drill bit;
  • Phillips head screwdriver;
  • Tape measure;
  • Hammer;
  • Pencil.
So buy your favorite wall shelf and let's get started!

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