Home>Know-How Centre>Living & Bedroom>Installing Adjustable Brackets
Projects

Installing Adjustable Brackets

Project Overview

Installing Adjustable Brackets

Adjustable shelf standards are every bit as easy to install as their stationary cousins. But the notches in the standards give you the added flexibility of changing the height, spacing, and even the lengths of individual shelves as your storage needs change.

3 Steps

  1. Locate the Wall Studs
  2. Mount the First Standard
  3. Attach the Next Shelf Standard
Locate the Wall Studs

Step 1

Locate the Wall Studs

Use an electronic stud finder to locate the wall studs where you'll mount the shelf standards. 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.

Mount the First Standard

Step 2

Mount the First Standard

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. Then, 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.

Attach the Next Shelf Standard

Step 3

Attach the Next Shelf Standard

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.

Write a Review
QUICK RATE:

You have rated

 out of 5 stars.

Do you want to submit this quick rating?

Yes No

Thank you!
Your quick rate has been submitted.

Please note it may take up to 8 hours for your quick rating to appear.

Sorry we are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please try and resubmit your Quick Rating.

Thank you, you have already quick rated this product.  out of 5

Project Details

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 2 hours

Before you start, read this »

Due to differing conditions, tools, and individual skills, The Home Depot® assumes no responsibility for any damages, injuries suffered, or losses incurred as a result of attempting to replicate any of the home improvement ideas portrayed in this website Before beginning any home improvement project, review it thoroughly to ensure you or your contractor can finish the project and if any doubts or questions remain, consult local experts or authorities. Because codes and regulations vary greatly, you always should check with authorities to ensure that your project complies with all applicable local codes and regulations. Always read and observe all of the safety precautions provided by any tool or equipment manufacturer, and follow all accepted safety procedures.

Materials

  • Adjustable shelf standards
  • Arm brackets

Related Resources

Projects