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A bookcase should be secured to a wall.
Unlike smaller pieces of furniture, bookcases are usually filled with heavy objects and pose a risk if they fall.The best way to avoid accidents is to attach them to a wall.All furniture should be secured in areas with young children who use them for support or areas that are prone to earthquakes.
Step 1: Buy a set of straps.
Long screws and wall anchors should be included to hold the straps to the wall.You don't have to drill into the case using this method.
Step 2: You can draw a horizontal line by using a stepladder and pencil.
Step 3: Move the bookcase away from the wall.
The stud finder can be used to find wall studs.To ensure a good hold, secure the bookcase with two straps.If possible, secure the bookcase into wall studs.It is a good idea to fill the bookcase once you are done with it.
Step 4: Use a pencil to mark the stud locations.
Draw a line.The two cross-hairs are where you will drill your wood screws.
Step 5: Ask someone to hold the straps in place.
Make sure the layer is facing down.After you are done drilling, you will be able to remove the clear plastic cover.
Step 6: There are holes for the screws in the center of the straps.
You can use a drill.The brand of straps you use may affect the number of screws.You will need to make pilot holes if you can't find a stud.Attach the wood screws to the wall anchors.
Step 7: The bookcase needs to be moved back into place at the level where the screws are located.
Press the strap onto the top of the bookcase after removing the clear cover.If you want to get the best results, don't remove the strip to realign.
Step 8: The books need to be removed.
The bookcase should be moved out of the way.
Step 9: You can use a stud finder.
To mark the center of the stud, use a yardstick.
Step 10: Place your bookcase at a point between the wall studs.
You can attach your brackets at the top if this is impossible.
Step 11: You can use a stepladder to get to the top of the shelf.
It is the least noticeable place to secure a bookcase into a stud for tall shelves.
Step 12: If you want the wall and shelf to be flush with the L brackets, place them there.
If you want to move the shelf frequently, you can use door chain latches instead of L brackets.The slide is on the top of the shelf.
Step 13: If you want to go all the way through the top of the shelf, you have to drill the L brackets.
Step 14: If the bookcase is tipping forward, ask a friend to hold it flush with the wall.
Place washers and wood screws on the other side of the L brackets.Don't remove the screw until it's almost even with the brackets.You should install wall anchors if you can't find a stud.Push the wall anchor in with a pilot hole.Align the brackets and drill with three-inch screws.
Step 15: You can repeat on either side of the shelf.
There is a stud between the wall and the side of the shelf.On either side of the shelf, repeat the procedure.
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