How to Hang Ten Green Wee Shelves on a Wall

Introduction: How to Hang Ten Green Wee Shelves on a Wall

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This document will show you how to hang a set of Ten Green Wee shelves on a wall. You can find out how to make a set of Ten Green Wee shelves here.

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Step 1: Decide on a Height

It is helpful to have a helper when doing this stage.

For each screw eye on the top shelf (usually two will suffice) you will require one turnbuckle and one screw hook. If fitting into masonry or plasterboard you will require rawlplugs or similar.

Present your shelving unit to the wall at the desired height. Using a spirit level, check that the shelves are sitting horizontally.

Step 2: Mark the Holes

Mark the wall at the top edge of the top shelf and, directly behind the screw eyes on the top surface as shown.

Then take your turnbuckles and extend them so that they are as long as possible. Use this length to measure vertically up from your initial mark, and make a new mark at the top of the turnbuckle. This is where your fixing will be installed. Repeat this procedure for each screw eye location.

Step 3: Fit the Wall Fixings

Drill holes at the fixing points that you marked and install the screw eyes. If drilling into masonry, this will require a 7mm diameter plastic plug to fit the screw eye. Check that your plug fits the screw eye before installing.

Hang your turnbuckles from the screw eyes as shown.

Step 4: Hang the Shelving Unit

Attach the shelving unit to the hanging turnbuckles at the screw eyes. Allow the unit to hang from these fixings, and gently push it against the wall so that the back of the bottom shelf is flush with the wall.

Step 5: Mark and Fix the Bottom Fixings

Mark the locations of the bottom holes at the glass plates.
Remove the shelving unit and drill pilot holes or install plugs as appropriate.
Replace the shelving unit as before and screw in at the bottom fixings.

Step 6: Tense Up

Turn the centres of the turnbuckles at the top fixings. Turning them to the left should tighten the turnbuckles, however this may vary, so check that you are indeed tightening rather than loosening. Tighten the turnbuckles as much as you can by hand, do not use a tool as this will overtighten the turnbuckles.

Check that all fixings are securely in place and use.

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hi! it looks nice! How much weight would they resist? I want to use a shelf to place a microwave oven. But I'm afraid it may fall.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I've not found the limit yet, but would make sure you're supporting the weight of the microwave directly downwards, so make sure your shelf is as deep as the microwave and supported on 4 bottles per tier I'd say.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    i have question please,what type of glue u used to make the bottle stick to the wood?