Handyman Question

Putting up floating shelves

I want some floating shelves put up in my kitchen. I want to have a go myself, are they a lot harder to put up than normal shelves. What kind of drill will I need? What other tools?

4 Answers

Best Answer

Floating shelves usually come as a pack with a shelf outer and a metal dual pin type bracket ( and screw fittings ). You will need a hammer drill, rawl plugs if it's a brick wall, possibly a size 6 masonry drill bit , a spirit level and a hammer to knock in the rawl plugs. Mark the metal bracket where you want the shelf to go make sure it's level, mark the holes drill and fix the bracket using the screws that are usually provided. Then slip on the shelf outer, secure that with the grub screws that usually come in the pack and you're done !

Answered 17th Feb 2011

Mark Gates Painter

Member since 17 Feb 2011

Same as Mark, just dont stick heavy stuff on them

Answered 17th Feb 2011

Odd job Rog

Member since 30 May 2008

Make sure there is no sockets above or below the shelf. Wires should run vertically or horizontally to a socket or switch. Also check for any pipes i.e radiators. Use the correct wall plug for the wall material ( brick wall plug, plaster board spring toggle or similar) they really are quite simple to do.

Answered 17th Feb 2011

AJ Installations

Member since 14 Sep 2010

As Mark Gates and if you are drilling tiles stick masking tape across the tiles, mark the tape and drill carefully and slowly to start off with. Good luck !

Answered 17th Feb 2011

Kevin Grimmond & Son Decorating

Member since 11 Feb 2011

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