/ Latest News / 10th June 2019

How to put up a floating shelf

Have you just renovated your bedroom and are looking to install floating shelves in order to have more storage space? Maybe you simply want to fit new shelves to showcase your family pictures, whether this means your kids photos, photos of you and your partner or even photos with you and your pet cockroach. No matter what you want to display on your floating shelves, this article will help you know how to actually put them up.

Step 1

Firstly, you’ll have to either purchase a pre-made floating shelf kit or make your own floating shelf from scratch. A pre-made kit will come complete with all the necessary fixings and instructions on how to put the shelf up, however, if you do choose to create your own shelf, you won’t have any limitations in terms of size or colour. Perhaps making a shelf seems like too much work for you, but for our London carpenters, it will be like a walk in the park. So, if you are looking for a custom-made shelf contact our team on 0800-0-12-12-12.

Step 2 

Before drilling anything to the wall, you’ll have to double-check what’s behind it with a pipe, cable and stud detector. These electronic devices will let you know if there are any pipes, cables or studs on the wall. This is a very important step which mustn’t be ignored in any circumstance.

Step 3

Hold the bracket against the wall and use a spirit level to ensure that the bracket is straight. Then, mark the fixing hole positions with a pencil.

Step 4

Start by slowly drilling your marked fixing hole positions and increase the speed as the drill bit bites into the surface. Continue drilling until you reach your required depth. Use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum any dust from inside the hole and fit your wall plugs.

Step 5

Place the bracket against the wall and start by fastening the screws. Slide the floating shelf on the bracket and hold the spirit level to ensure that it’s level. And that’s it – you’ve put up a floating shelf.

If for any reason you’ve weren’t able to install your floating shelf or you simply don’t have enough time to do so, our team of highly-experienced handymen in London will be able to help out. Request a free quote today by filling our online form or call us on 0800-0-12-12-12.