Cabinets & Shelving : IKEA Floating Shelf Design Ideas Ikea Floating Shelf Installation
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Having IKEA floating shelf will make your room looking uncluttered. Since bookcase takes up floor space and also can darken room, the solution in inexpensive way will be floating shelves. There are planks of wood that come in various lengths and finishes but because they don’t have visible brackets, they appear to float against the wall. Here are to assembly IKEA floating shelf.
Start from measuring the walls and getting an idea of where you want to hang the shelf and how wide you want the shelf to be. You can also use graph paper to diagram the wall and the location where you want to add the floating shelf. You can also purchase a floating shelf in the desired length and in a color or finish that will complement the room. After that you can use the diagram as a guide and make pencil marks on the wall where you want to hang the shelf. You should use the correct level in order to ensure the line is straight. Survey your mark and stand back and also make any adjustments necessary. You should erase any old or stray marks so they will never confuse you.
Then you can run a stud finder along the line to see where the wall studs will be located. And if you plan to place heavy book on the shelf, you may want to attach the brackets to the wall studs. But if you can’t find studs where you want them, you may choose to use drywall anchors instead.
Holding one of the brackets in the position that you want will be the nest step that you have to do. Small pilot holes should be drilled in the stud for the first bracket. After that you can use the screws to attach the bracket to the wall stud. Slip the shelf onto the bracket, hold it in place, use the level to double-check, put a pencil mark spot, repeat the procedure to attach the second bracket and the IKEA floating shelf is ready to be used.