If you want to improve the organization in your home as well as providing yourself with some more storage space, then you need to take the initiative and install your very own wire shelf storage system.
Whether it’s to clean out the clutter or to make your mornings easier, wire shelving is the way to go for home storage. You have various brands and styles available, comprising of wire shelving and supports, which can be put together easily and quickly. With this quick guide, you can learn to install wire storage sets on your own. If you think you’re up to the task, let’s get started!
Materials and Tools
- Wire shelving
- Hanging hardware
- Tape measure
- Stud finder
- Power drill and drill bits
Directions for Installing Wire Shelf Storage
- Note: If the wire shelves need to be shortened, cut the shelves’ ends with a hacksaw or bolt cutters, rounding down to your desired length by the next full inch. Be sure the newly cut wires reach far enough to hold shelf end caps to avoid snags and cuts.
- Marking the studs: Use your stud finder to find the wall studs where you’ll be hanging your shelving. Lightly mark the spots with your pencil. Once one stud is marked, measure and find the others—one’s stud center will be between 16 to 24 inches from a neighboring stud’s center.
- Installing hang track: If installing a wire storage system that has a hang track, make sure to first install the hang track, which runs parallel to ceilings and screws into studs. It’s recommended that you run the hang track across the top of your wall. Screw hang track into your top plate (framing piece that runs the wall’s length, extending roughly 1.5 inches under the ceiling) through the middle of the hang track as instructed by the manufacturer.
- Leveling hang track: Be sure that you’ve leveled your hang track before driving the screws in. If your ceiling isn’t even, however, this could interfere with the track being level. If this is the case, drop about 1/2 inch down and reinstall the track.
- Hanging shelf standards: Remember that if you are driving in screws without studs behind them, you need appropriately-sized toggle bolts. Now, hang your shelf standards from the hang track, and, while manufacturer’s instructions may vary, the standards shouldn’t be more than two feet apart. If possible, put every standard over studs in order to drive screws into them directly. Confirm the standards are plumb before drawing a line along them and screwing them into place.
- Installing hanger bars: Put the small arms onto the back of the hanger and into the standards’ slots before pushing down till they snap into place. If you’re including baskets or similarly hanging elements, ensure you have enough space.
- Attaching shelves: Place your shelves onto the hanger bars. After making sure they’re securely in place, place end caps onto each shelf’s exposed ends.
Enjoy your wire shelf storage system!
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