In either case, it’s best to attach the bracket’s longer arm to the wall and use the shorter arm to support the shelf. For long shelves, attach a bracket at least every 48 inches. For heavy loads, increase the size of your brackets and decrease the spacing between them. Slide the shelves onto the brackets and bore a ⅛-inch-diameter hole through the front of the bracket at the small mounting hole. Drill about half-way through without going completely though. While holding down the shlef, drive a 1 ¼-inch-long flathead wood screw up through the bracket and into the shelf, as shown. 3. Hang brackets on the wall. First use a studfinder and determine where the wall studs are where you want to hang your floating shelf. Your brackets will need to be spread out enough to distribute the weight of your shelf. Ideally you want to hang the brackets on the wall studs. Wall shelves can be installed easily with metal standards and brackets. They are readily available, inexpensive, strong, easy to install, and adaptable to a wide range of shelving options. They are readily available, inexpensive, strong, easy to install, and adaptable to a wide range of shelving options. If your shelves are shorter than the distance between two studs, you will want to use one stud as a center point for your shelves. 4 Hold up one of the brackets to the wall. Install the brackets with the provided bolts using a wrench or socket. Place your wood onto the brackets. (L brackets require wood screwed directly onto bracket arm) . .
Mount the other standards to the wall. Attach two brackets and use the level as a shelf to ensure the shelves will sit horizontally. Again, with one screw installed, make sure the standard is vertical with the level. It’s possible to do this by yourself by holding the drill in awkward positions, but get a second hand if possible. Installing the wall anchors is the next step in the shelf’s installation. You will need to drill a hole in the wall for each of the two mounting holes you have located in previous steps. Select the appropriate size drill bit for the wall anchor used. If you are using the #6-32 wall anchor we recommend, then use a 9/32″ drill bit. install the shelf brackets at & how many shelves can I get installed on the shelf brackets.? That depends on your existing conditions &/or your needs & requirements. .