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How to Install Office Shelving

New shelves add sufficent storage for this updated home office. Learn how to install office shelves with these step-by-step instructions.

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new shelves add sufficent storage
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Pre-Drill the Shelves

Locate and mark studs in the wall where shelving will be installed. Transfer stud measurements to shelf, then pre-drill first shelf at the corresponding measurements. Pre-drill the second and third in the same manner.

Step 2: Mount the Shelves and Risers

Mount first shelf to the wall — screwing it directly into the studs. Attach vertical risers onto the first shelf. Slide second shelf onto the risers, resting the shelf on the riser pins. Install the third shelf in the same manner. Attach second and third shelves to the wall using 3" wood screws in the predrilled holes.