The shelves are used to free up space and to hold objects on the walls of your home. In addition, they can also be used as decorations. Since the primary function of shelves is to hold the weight of objects, it is important to install them well. Shelves with hooks are not very suitable. Even worse are the shelves that were installed without knowing the structure of the walls well. Follow these steps to install shelves on plasterboard walls.
Step 1. Decide where to place the shelves
It is up to you to decide based on your personal preferences, but take into account the presence of doors or other objects
Step 2. Determine where to place the shelf and mark the spot with a pencil
It is often essential to choose two points that coincide with the wooden structure inside the wall to prevent the shelf from collapsing in the future
Step 3. Mark the second point to the right or left of the one already marked to use for the shelf
Use a pencil to mark the points.
Wall structures are usually 40/60 cm apart. Therefore, it is better to choose two points that coincide with the internal structure. If the shelf is shorter than the distance between the structures, use only a support point
Step 4. Keep a bracket on the wall
Decide on the height of the bracket.
Step 5. Mark the wall with a pencil
If you put the shelves at different heights be sure to mark all the necessary points
Step 6. Use the level between the marks made
Draw a horizontal line near the points.
Repeat this step if there are shelves at other heights
Step 7. Align the hole in the bracket with the point marked earlier with the pencil
Step 8. Use the drill to make a 5 cm hole in the structure
Use 5cm wood screws to screw the brackets tight.
Repeat this step with the other holes. Use the level to make sure the brackets line up
Step 9. Erase the marks made with pencils
Step 10. Place the shelves on the brackets
Fix them well.
Step 11. Screw the shelves to the brackets
Use 1.30 cm wood screws.
- To find the wooden structure of the parade you can knock on it until you hear a "full" sound instead of a "hollow" one or you can buy a suitable device (stud finder).
- Better to screw all the brackets in place before placing the shelves. It will be easier to fix them if they are not aligned well.