Whenever possible, we recommend installing our metal brackets to studs in the wall. This makes for a stronger, sturdier shelf. If studs aren’t an option, we advise using toggle bolts (see below).
Lag Bolts (included)
7/16" Wrench or Socket
Pencil & Masking Tape
1. After determining where you'd like the shelf, place a long piece of masking tape horizontally along the wall, spanning the length of your piece of wood.
2. Using a level, mark a level line along the tape.
3. Locate the studs in the wall so you can anchor the shelf and mark the studs along the level line. (electronic stud finders are helpful for this step!)
4. Pre-drill a 3/16" hole where your level line and your studs intersect. (optional but it makes it a lot easier)
5. Remove all masking tape from the wall.
6. Install the brackets using a 1/2" wrench or socket.
7. Place your wood onto the brackets.
Installation Without Studs:
When studs are not available, we suggest using toggle bolts. They are an expandable anchor that grips the back side of the drywall. They are easier to use than they look! We supply toggle bolts upon request at $3 per pair. Our
toggle bolts match our other hardware, which is preferred if you are mounting some brackets into studs and others with the toggle bolts.
Toggle bolts can also be found at any local hardware store.
Mounting Onto Tile Backsplash
When it comes to installing brackets onto tile we suggest drilling out the tile with a 5/16" masonry drill bit to prevent cracking of the tile. You can then use typical lag bolts into studs or toggle bolts if studs are not an option.
Mounting Onto Brick, Concrete or Stone
To mount onto brick and mortar, drill a 3/16" hole in the brick/mortar with a masonry drill bits. Then secure the brackets with engineered bolts which are for use with masonry. These are available upon request or can be found at local hardware store.