Published at Saturday, October 20th 2018. by Janette Lambert in Floating Shelves.
Floating shelf which, as the name suggests, looks like it's floating in mid-air, that's really sleek and stylish. The important thing to remember is to make sure you pick the right fixing for the wall that you're popping it on. If it's plasterboard use special possible fixings, we fix this. One onto a brick wall is how you do it first check that there are no hidden pipes or cables using an electronic detector, never drill directly above or below a light fitting or power socket, because that's where its supply cables are most likely to be.
If using a stepladder ensure it's correctly set up on a level surface and all work items are clear from the bottom of the ladder, then, following the manufacturer's instructions hold a metal strip on the wall at the height you want ensure that the hole found along each prong is facing downwards, make sure it's horizontal with a spirit level, then mark the fixing hole positions with a pencil.
The instructions will say how many you need to use mark the length of your wall plugs on the drill bit using a piece of tape. Put your goggles on and then drill the holes of the marked positions you may need to switch to hammer action to get through a brick or a stone wall.
Gently tap in the wall plugs with a hammer to ensure they're flush with the wall now screw. The bracket in place then slide the Shelf onto the bars secure the Shelf in place with the under side screws. Finally, cover up the screw heads with the supplied stickers for a seamless, finish, floating elves, do look great on your wall, but they're not really suitable for very heavy objects and make sure you don't overload if you want something stronger use, a shelf with brackets
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