How to put up a shelf
Shelves are an easy way to refresh a room, create a feature or add extra storage. And with our helpful how-to hints, it's easy to show off your DIY skills.Shop all shelves
Fixtures and fittings
Always use a cable detector to check for any wires behind the wall you’re drilling into.
Wear appropriate clothing, shoes and goggles to avoid any injuries. And pop down a dust sheet to catch any mess.
Use a stud detector to find two studs (the upright wooded support) behind the plasterboard, and mark them with a pencil.
You’ll need a wood drill bit that is one size smaller than your screws, and your screws should be at least 30mm in length.
Sleek. Stylish. Simple
Floating shelves complement most décor and add a touch of elegance to a room. Think about what you’ll be displaying – without the underneath brackets, floating shelves prefer lighter objects.
With the recommended drill bit, carefully drill holes into your pencil marks. Next, use a screwdriver and the correct screws to secure the bracket to the wall.
Slide the shelf onto the bracket to check it's level. With a screwdriver, screw in the small screws into the pre-drilled holes underneath the shelf.
Stand out shelving
Make a feature of your shelves with different styles of brackets. And with the extra support, they're ideal for heavier objects. If you’re hanging multiple shelves, just remember to leave enough space in-between.