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How to Hang a


Versatile Shelf Bracket

Whether you use metal or wooden brackets, the decorative shelf bracket is one of the most versatile and most popular DIY projects. Not only are they great for supporting shelves, they come in many styles from rustic to modern so you can make a design statement in any decor.
How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket
How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket
Van Dyke's offers a large selection of wooden brackets in many design styles from Victorian to Mission. Choose a simple design or a more ornate, hand carved bracket. We also offer one of the most extensive lines of decorative corbels to suit any design.
Decorative iron brackets not only great for shelves but are also perfect for framing windows, doorways, pictures and art, or they can be used as supports for counter tops and cabinets. Use them in any room in the house from the garage to the kitchen; from the den to the craft room.
How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket
How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket
Wrought iron brackets are great for use outside with many having a hook for hanging plants. These popular brackets come in many charming styles and are not only pretty but durable and functional.
When deciding how and where to hang your bracket, remember that the strength and stability of the way it is mounted is as important as the strength of the bracket. Mounting into drywall will require drywall anchors for added support. Mounting into concrete will require concrete anchors and screws. Here are some tips for hanging a shelf.
How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket
How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket

1. Determine where you want to hang the shelf and measure horizontally and vertically and mark with a pencil.

2. Use a level to draw and straight line or use a laser level.

How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket


How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket

3. Use a stud finder to locate a stud in the wall. Place your bracket along your line and using a small level mark the holes for hanging the bracket.

4. Drill a 1/8" pilot hole

How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket
How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket

5. Place a level across the brackets. Now drill the lower holes.

6. Place shelf on the bracket and scew in place from bottom.

How to Hang a Versatile Shelf Bracket

How to Hang a


Versatile Shelf Bracket



Whether you use metal or wooden brackets, the decorative shelf bracket is one of the most versatile and most popular DIY projects. Not only are they great for supporting shelves, they come in many styles from rustic to modern so you can make a design statement in any decor.


How to Make a Jig for Aligning Holes for Cabinet Holes


Van Dyke's offers a large selection of wooden brackets in many design styles from Victorian to Mission. Choose a simple design or a more ornate, hand carved bracket. We also offer one of the most extensive lines of decorative corbels to suit any design.


Placement of Pulls


Decorative iron brackets not only great for shelves but are also perfect for framing windows, doorways, pictures and art, or they can be used as supports for counter tops and cabinets. Use them in any room in the house from the garage to the kitchen; from the den to the craft room.


Making the Jig


Wrought iron brackets are great for use outside with many having a hook for hanging plants. These popular brackets come in many charming styles and are not only pretty but durable and functional.


Transfer Measurements to Jig


When deciding how and where to hang your bracket, remember that the strength and stability of the way it is mounted is as important as the strength of the bracket. Mounting into drywall will require drywall anchors for added support. Mounting into concrete will require concrete anchors and screws. Here are some tips for hanging a shelf.


Drill the Holes


1. Determine where you want to hang the shelf and measure horizontally and vertically and mark with a pencil.



Place Jig on Cabinet


2. Use a level to draw and straight line or use a laser level.



Screw Pulls onto Cabinet


3. Use a stud finder to locate a stud in the wall. Place your bracket along your line and using a small level mark the holes for hanging the bracket.



INSTALLING DRAWER PULLS


4. Drill a 1/8" pilot hole



INSTALLING DRAWER PULLS


5. Place a level across the brackets. Now drill the lower holes.



INSTALLING DRAWER PULLS


6. If drilling in sheet rock use drywall anchors to secure the brackets. Place shelf on the bracket and scew in place from bottom.



INSTALLING DRAWER PULLS