Project Guide

Installing Adjustable Brackets

1
LOCATE THE WALL STUDS
Locate the wall studs - Installing Adjustable Brackets
  • Use an electronic stud finder to locate the wall studs where you'll mount the shelf standards and place a mark to represent each stud. 
  • Position the standards so their top ends are closest to the ceiling. 
  • The top end usually is the one with a countersunk screw hole closest to the edge of the standard.
2
MOUNT THE BRACKETS
Mount the brackets - Installing Adjustable Brackets
  • Mount the first standard at the desired height using 3-inch wallboard screws. 
  • Use a carpenter's level to make sure the standard is plumb. 
  • Place the level on the top of the mounted standard, and make a level mark at the stud location where the next standard will go.
3
ATTACH THE SHELVES
Attach the shelves - Installing Adjustable Brackets
  • Attach the next shelf standard to the wall using 3-inch wallboard screws.
  • Again, use a carpenter's level to make sure the standard is plumb. 
  • Attach the arm brackets to the wall standards, and install your shelves.