The Way to Install Closet Shelf Supports

Turn a normal closet by adding a couple of shelves into a coordinated storage system. Shelf supports are generally cleats attached to the wall just. The cleats offer stability and support that the weight of items. Adding shelves requires little time and few tools to complete.

Measure the width of the back wall of the cupboard from corner to corner. Subtract 2 inches to permit for both side cleats. Measure the depth of every cupboard side.

Cut a 1-by-2-inch cleat the same length as the width measurement of the back wall using a chop saw.

Cut two cleats the exact same length as the depth measurement. If no closet rod is to be installed use planks. Use a 1-by-4-inch plank if a closet rod is going to be installed and cut a groove 3 inches deep in each cleat that is wide enough to grip the rod.

Prime and paint the cleats on front and edges in a well-ventilated location. Leave the paint to dry completely.

Measure up from the ground along every wall in the cupboard and mark the height. Hold the level at the mark you left and use the pencil to draw a line. Repeat for all three partitions.

Locate the wall studs along the line using the finder. Mark the location of each stud with a vertical pencil mark that spans the line.

Nail the cleats maintaining them you drew. Nail all three cleats in the exact same method. Put in place.

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