4 Types of Shelving Systems – Which One is Right for You?



well someone once said you can never have too much money or too many shelves and I'm sure my friend Kat Jackson would agree with that at least the Shelf part of it she's desperate for more shelf space so I asked her to come on over here today bring something well here she is let me get that for you so what we got here a lot of different sizes all this stuff needs to go up on shelves so you don't have a home for this right now no okay well let me show you what I got here I went out to the Home Improvement Center and I bought four different kinds of shelving systems what I thought I'd do is we put up some temporary walls here as we put each one of these up I'll show you how to install each one and then you decide which ones seem to work best for you all right okay now the first shelving system I'd like to introduce you to uses this standard and a metal bracket that slides into these slots right here to support shelves what I really like about this is it's totally adjustable you can determine how what the spacing is vertically on the shelves and also you can put different with shelves in so let's let's start by putting this up if you would just take a step up on the ladder there I'm gonna hold this up for ya now there's a hole right there see it yeah put them all in there and just gonna flap that with the end-of-year okay so that's just to mark the position of that first screw hole now I want you to take a drill power to our tools are you comfortable can you go one more step yeah there you go and drill a hole right through where that mark is okay pull it out alright now we're going to be putting this standard up where there's no stud or wooden support behind here so they get the strength we need we're going to use a hollow wall anchor we're gonna do is we're gonna fold this together gonna pinch it like this and then what's going to happen once it goes through the wall we put the screw in it's just going to flare out like this and the backside oh and that's what's gonna hold it in now it's really easy to tap these anchors through the hole and you can see how they expand here on the other side of the wall now drive a screw through the anchor and that'll secure the standard whenever you're putting these up you always put up one standard first and only the top screw we're gonna take a level we're gonna place the level on top of this first standard and look at the bubble right here so that is where the top of the second standard is gonna go okay this is really a critical step in this installation process because if we don't make these level that all the shelves aren't gonna build everything will fall out so we've got that I'm gonna hold this up again now now they're level you want to make sure that they're vertical [Applause] like that position sort of tap these in and another thing about this system too is these standards these are a little over four feet if you can get them up to eight feet so you can go all the way down to the floor and virtually all the way to the ceiling let's move on to our next system here okay now one of the simplest brackets to put up is this one right here all requires as three screws in the wall it looks strong it's pretty strong but it's also kind of ugly I think that you kind of industrial you kind of industrial but I want to show you this one over here but this is the same idea what they've done is they've installed a little vinyl strip here that covers up the screws so it goes up the same way hole is about the same amount of weight but when it's installed it looks a lot prettier so I've already put some marks up here as to where these will go we mount these brackets with hollow wall anchors as well I can just tell you're gonna be hain't your apartment you have got this mastered now okay so those are in now the Shelf just sits up on top like that and you can see if you stand down here looks pretty good but when we put these in let's take this back off actually I'll give you this one over there that's gonna cover all the hardware all the screws give us a really nice finished look here kinda makes you wonder how these are held on when you see this in isn't it it sure does then of course oh wait wait wait wha wait wait whoa yeah you could paint these two and then your shelf sits on here if you want to you can run a screw up through here to secure this now this is one of my favorite showing systems really this is called the invisible shelf support what its gonna do it's gonna create a shelf that looks like it's kind of just floating Wow let me show you how it works this couldn't be a simpler system because all that does that bracket that we put up there just catches the rear edge of this shelf just like this and down and that's it and that's it see what I mean it did it looks like it's floating there's no there's no bracket coming down the wall here that's why we call it the invisible shelf support now this is kind of a baby version of this bracket that we just put up instead of it being a continuous strip or individual brackets like this and they mount on the wall same idea is with the continuous piece except this time we just got the two brackets the shelf slips right in here now you notice there's a gap here now I'm gonna take a screwdriver and under here is a adjusting screw what's gonna happen as I tighten this up that gap that we had there it's gonna bring the bottom of the bracket up and kind of push it in contact with the top huh and that's this is nice too I mean you've got this it's minimal you know and you can space these any where you want them and any you could put several on for a longer shelf and maybe two two couple for a really short shelf like this one and they're sort of sculpted indeed they are well there you go you got four great shelving systems to choose from you have a favorite um I have to say my favorite is the top one the sort of mini semi-invisible okay but you know you might want to use a combination of several of them I really like all of them and I think you could use them for different purposes absolutely all around the apartment something among you some tools here's your drill thank you know you loved that one and yes my two foot level that you got heavies back now on Monday morning and here's a screwdriver bit for the drill and I'm gonna give you your own personalized pencil oh thank you if you'd like more information on these shelving systems or on today's house call be sure and check our website ron Hazleton calm and be sure to tune in next week for more projects and of course or house calls we'll see you then

4 Comments

  • rccrashburn

    April 15, 2019

    Incomplete without the sources and detailed names of the hardware and the load of the plastic wall anchors were not given but has to be low.

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  • Harry Davis

    April 15, 2019

    I am sure there are many first time away from home apartment dwellers that will find your tutorial on shelves very informative, Ron. Kat seemed to be such a sweety.

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  • SunnyRae Star

    April 15, 2019

    I was just struggling with that question, what kind of shelving to put up. Thanks for your tutorial, I learned a lot!

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  • John Roberts

    April 15, 2019

    Hi Ron , how are you doing ? I watch your videos all the time & try too learn from you , thanks for showing us how too build & remodel things ! ????

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