Step 1: Gather the Materials
3" x 7" Strap Tie at Lowes, $1.78 per strap
#6 x 5/8" Sheet Metal Screws (5 per bracket works great), $1.24 for 18pcs
Screwdriver for the screws
Something to bend the metal (clamps and mallet but a vise works great too)
Note: the last 3 pictures show them already bent. They are sold flat, not bent. So don't expect to find them at Lowes already bent, like they are in the pictures.
Step 2: Make the Brackets
Bend the metal by:
1) aligning the 3 holes closest to the middle on the edge of a table (or in a vice)
2) secure the metal to the table with clamps
3) bend the metal by hand or with a mallet to form a 90 degree angle (80 degrees or so for heavy books).
I've attached a video to show you guys exactly how I bent it.
Step 3: Attach to the Wall
Step 4: Add the Books
Place the books on the bracket. Check the shelves and do not overload the brackets. Enjoy!
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