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Take great care when fixing into walls to avoid cables and pipes that may be buried. A cable, pipe and stud detector will help in finding suitable fixing points.
Space is always at a premium in a home. With basic wood-working skills you can tailor-make attractive shelving and add hooks or pegs to maximise the space you have available.
Many excellent ready-made shelving systems, of different widths, heights and depths, are available to put together and be positioned where you need them, should you not wish to take up the woodwork challenge!
Shelves, flat-packed or custom-made, can be fitted almost anywhere, as the focal point of a room or discreetly tucked away under the stairs or inside a cupboard.
Consider the load the shelves will have to bear when choosing materials and position supports every 60cm so that shelves won't sag under the weight of whatever you will be placing on them. This is particularly important with regard to books.
The wall structure will determine the type of wall plugs and fixings you use. The strongest shelving is achieved when fixing into masonry walls or the timber in stud walls.
If fixing into the hollow part of a stud wall, don't worry. It is still perfectly possible to create a secure shelving system. However, increase the number of supports where possible and do not use the system for heavy items.
Glass shelving provides an effective decorative option. Such shelving systems tend to come supplied with their own brackets and fixing guides, although extra care will need to be taken with this more delicate material to avoid chipping or shattering.
Adjustable brackets are well worth considering when storage is the main function of the shelving. The height between shelves may be adjusted easily when your requirements change over time and you need to narrow or widen the gap between shelves.
Built-in shelves that are made to your specific requirements will add a personal touch that creates character in a room. These are straightforward to make, but require careful measuring.
Shelf brackets are available in hundreds of different designs. They may be supplied ready finished or unfinished so that you can paint them to match an existing colour scheme.
Floating shelves are normally supplied with manufacturers' guidelines. Follow these closely. A custom-made system is shown below.
Simple shelf brackets come in many shapes and sizes. Most have guidelines on them to show what weights they can support.