Watch more Closets, Storage, & Organizers videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/338-Closets-Storage-and-Organizers Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Installing shelves in a closet turns dead space into useful storage. Learn how in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Measure space Measure the space available for shelves. Step 2: Identify wall substance Check if your walls are made of drywall, masonry, or concrete. Step 3: Locate a stud If your walls are drywall, locate a stud -- the frame behind the drywall. You can use a studfinder (available at hardware stores) or you can simply tap on the wall to determine which points sound less hollow. Tip If you can't locate a stud, use drywall anchors. Just make sure that when you fill the shelves, you don't exceed the maximum weight. Step 4: Determine shelf location Decide where you want the shelf to be, and mark with a pencil. Use a leveler to make sure the line is straight. Step 5: Position shelf brackets Using the line you just drew, determine where the shelf brackets will need to be mounted and mark the place where the brackets' screw holes will go. Step 6: Drill pilot holes Drill pilot holes at your markings. Tip If you're using anchors, make the holes slightly bigger than the screws. If you're screwing directly into a stud, use a drill bit slightly smaller than the screws. Step 7: Insert anchors Insert the anchors into the holes you just drilled and hammer them into place. Step 8: Screw in brackets Screw the brackets into the wall or the wall anchors. Step 9: Mount the shelf Mount the shelf on top of the shelf brackets. Tip Some shelves need to be screwed into the brackets as well. Step 10: Enjoy your space Enjoy the new space and try not to fill it up too quickly! Did You Know? The U.S. Library of Congress has over 500 miles of shelving.
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