IKEA Lack Shelf Without Drilling or Nails




Introduction: IKEA Lack Shelf Without Drilling or Nails

In this instructable, I'll show how I mounted some simple IKEA Lack shelves without any nails or drilling. You will require a corner so the shelf can be supported at 2 sides.

IKEA Lack shelves are great in that they are light so they can be added to your wall without much effort. But do keep in mind that you won't be able to hold a lot of weight, maybe 5lbs at most. I use it to put up some trinkets or figures. I wouldn't put glass or other valuable things that could break. Since I've put these up, they have never fallen down. It also depends on your wall... if they're dirty or really porous, they may not adhere well.

see video for more info: https://youtu.be/9Lau49KCI3A

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Step 1: Things You Needs

A corner is very important since it'll support the smaller IKEA Lack shelf at 2 sides. The longer or bigger Lack shelves probably will be too heavy and big.

The smaller LACK shelves are about $5 each.

You'll also need some large 3M Command adhesive strips. These are usually used to hang up picture frames. There is a side that you stick to the wall and another to the frame. They do a fantastic job with frames. I've had my pictures up for over 2 years and they have never fallen down.

We're going to use the same Command strips for adhering them to the wall.

Step 2: Command Strips

For one of the sides of the Lack shelf, it has a course wood side. In order for you to adhere the 3M command strips to it, you'll need to use some small nails.

Step 3: Command Strips

For the smooth side, you can just stick them on.

Step 4: Measure

Find out where you want to place the shelves. I usually leave a 12 inch gap between each shelf.

Step 5: Wall

Stick the other side of the 3M strips on the wall.

Step 6:

Stick the shelf to the wall and you're done. Make sure you push in firm.

For more information watch the youtube video: https://youtu.be/9Lau49KCI3A

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    1 year ago

    The title of the first step cracked me up so much


    4 years ago

    this seems a little dangerous. 3m command tape specs tell me that one strip can lift about 1kg. A single screw can easily lift 10 times that. Why not use screws? :-/


    Reply 4 years ago

    This is just an option for those who don't want to drill into walls. I wouldn't put anything that can break or is valuable. Since I've put them up they have never fallen down. The 3M stuff is pretty amazing. But as amazing as they are, they have limits so I wouldn't put stuff that's too heavy.


    Reply 4 years ago

    in a rental property, you are usually not allowed to make holes in the wall. even adding picture hooks requires approval by the landlord.