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By  Chazzster  |  20

The proper way to put up a shelf:
(1) Find the studs (the walls internal skeleton)
(2) Attach the shelf hardware through the wall to the studs with wood screws about 2 to 3 inches long.
(3) Hang the shelf from the shelf hardware.

If you do this your shelf won’t fall down. If you just fasten to the drywall, with the cheesy little plastic drywall fasteners included with most hardware, not only will any significant load cause the shelf and it’s contents to fall, it will rip big holes in the wall.

When people see something fastened to a wall, they tend to assume it is fastened there properly and are not careful about putting only lightweight items on the shelf. The heaviest load is a whole shelf of books, by the way.

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By  Chazzster  |  20

The proper way to put up a shelf:
(1) Find the studs (the walls internal skeleton)
(2) Attach the shelf hardware through the wall to the studs with wood screws about 2 to 3 inches long.
(3) Hang the shelf from the shelf hardware.

If you do this your shelf won’t fall down. If you just fasten to the drywall, with the cheesy little plastic drywall fasteners included with most hardware, not only will any significant load cause the shelf and it’s contents to fall, it will rip big holes in the wall.

When people see something fastened to a wall, they tend to assume it is fastened there properly and are not careful about putting only lightweight items on the shelf. The heaviest load is a whole shelf of books, by the way.