DIY: How To Install Open Kitchen Shelving
First, identify the ideal length of the shelves utilizing a measuring tape. Measure and put markings on the 1×12 sheets, and cut the shelves to length using a circular saw or sliding miter saw. After that, delicately sand any unpleasant edges, and paint or stain the shelves if preferred. Enable them to dry totally. Likewise, you can actually save time by measuring and cutting the shelves before painting the walls, so the shelves and wall can dry simultaneously.
Find the studs in the walls utilizing a stud finder — this is the place the shelf brackets will go. One bracket for every stud will guarantee solid shelving. Next, put marks on the studs at the ideal height. If you have three shelves high, for instance, a 14-inch vertical spacing is perfect.
Place the brackets to the wall where the stud markings are located (a level will help guarantee legitimate vertical arrangement), and mark the holes for the screws. Meanwhile, the number and spot for the screw holes will rely upon the bracket.
Pre-drill screw gaps utilizing a 7/64″ drill bit. Most importantly, when drilling, make sure that you’ve penetrated with a stud. If the bit goes in effortlessly and creates just drywall dust, recheck your stud area and drill once more. Subsequently, apply spackle and paint to any mistaken holes. Note that depending on the position of your shelves, you may need to drill into your backsplash for the lower brackets. Utilize a drill that is appropriate for your backsplash material.
Install the brackets to the wall with 2-1/2″ constructions screws and a drill equipped with a Phillips-head. After you introduce a line of brackets, ensure flat arrangement with a level.
Finally, position the readied boards on the brackets, and secure the shelves to the brackets from underneath with ½” wood screws.
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