Asked by: Mbarka Dilgehome and garden home improvement
What is needed to hang floating shelves?
Last Updated: 10th March, 2020
- Use a stud finder to find the studs in the wall.
- Use a drill to drill into the stud where you'd like to hang your shelf.
- Secure the bracket in the hole.
- Use a level to place the second bracket.
- Install the second bracket using a drill and secure it tightly.
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Besides, do floating shelves need studs?
Ideally, you should attach floating shelves (or anything else you're hanging) to a wall stud, as this will give you the most supportive base for your project. A stud finder—a hand-held device that uses a magnet to detect metal, such as the nails and screws in the wall studs of your home—can help you locate these.
Additionally, can floating shelves hold much weight? A typical floating shelf can support weights of about 20 to 30 kilograms depending on the material they are made of and the supporting brackets that are used. 12mm diameter brackets can support shelves of up to 22mm thick loaded with 20kg.
how much space do you need between floating shelves?
For the second shelf, I had in mind what knick knacks I wanted to put on top of it, and decided on placing it 16 inches above the second shelf. At the very minimum, your shelves should be at least 12 inches apart. However there are exceptions, depending on the use. It can range from 8″ to 16″.
Are Floating Shelves strong?
A floating shelf is strong, quick to build, with no visible supports and made from only two parts. These shelves are handsome, easy to build and inexpensive. And they're strong even though they have no visible supports. They appear to float on the wall, no clunky hardware or brackets.