What is the best way to hang a shelf? Well that depends on what sort of shelf you are trying to hang and where you are hanging it. There can be a huge difference between hanging solid 2 X 12 bracketed shelves to form an entertainment center in your home, and hanging a decorative trinket shelf in your rental. So, today we are going to help you narrow down some of the best information for each scenario and every option in between.
Shelving is a great way to store and display excess items. In many cases, they are like free room if done properly and who doesn’t appreciate that? Before you begin it is important to know what you plan to put on your shelf. If you are going to hang a shelf in an apartment or rental, are you okay repairing damage to the wall? Also, what sort of shelf will your items require? Will it require something heavy duty that will likewise require hefty fasteners? Or is it just a place to put your wallet and keys when you come home, something you could use adhesive strips for?
There are many rental friendly options like this one from Homes to Love.
However, for mounting a shelf with adhesive strips, a shelf meant for only light objects there is a great WikiHow
Though most of us are going to be using more traditional fasteners to hang a shelf. So, if that is the case for you, I highly recommend this tutorial from the Family Handyman.
For floating shelves specifically, WikiHow helps again!
We hope this points you in the right direction for your shelf hanging endeavors as there are a lot of sources to be weeded out. The important thing is to always keep safety in mind. Also, to make sure you are comfortable in your space. Having things within easy reach can save you a lot of time over the long run. And having that favorite collection where you can see and appreciate it can boost your morale. So, even if you are in a rental unit or do not have a lot of tools on hand there are certainly options available to you for wall mounted storage.
And, whether you are going to hang a shelf or tackle a more complicated project we have lists in your area of handymen who are happy to help with projects both big and small!