MOUNT­ING

FLOAT­ING BOX SHELVES

Homes+ (Australia) - - COASTAL -

Buy boxes to turn into shelves and paint and dec­o­rate them as you like. Try lin­ing the back with your favourite wall­pa­per or wrap­ping pa­per. Cut pa­per to size and use spray ad­he­sive for a smooth fin­ish.

NOTE Be aware, shelves mounted this way will not hold much weight!

YOU WILL NEED

Spirit level and pen­cil Saw­tooth hang­ers

Stud finder

Drill and long screws

Wal­lMate an­chors (for plas­ter­board walls) or ma­sonry plugs (for brick walls)

ONE Us­ing the spirit level, mark out the top edge of where you want your boxes to hang. (You could also join boxes to­gether by fas­ten­ing the sides to­gether with screws be­fore you do this. An off­set pat­tern works best to strengthen the boxes.)

TWO Screw a saw­tooth hanger onto ei­ther side of the top edge of each box. Mark how wide apart these are onto your marked line on the wall.

THREE If you find a stud, or if you have ma­sonry walls, screw in the plugs where you have marked the width of each box. Oth­er­wise, use the Wal­lMate an­chors.

FOUR Drill a screw into each plug/ an­chor, leav­ing the head ex­posed. Hang each box from the saw­tooth hang­ers onto each set of screws.

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