How to Hang Shelves

Add storage space the old-fashioned way

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Stud finder
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Corded drill
  • Line level
  • Level
  • Extension cord
  • Forstner drill bits
  • Handsaw
  • Hearing protection
  • Stepladder
  • Straightedge
  • Painters tape
  • Safety glasses
  • Sawhorses
  • Table saw


Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 1x4
  • Closet rod
  • Closet rod supports
  • Figure-eight fasteners
  • Hollow-wall anchors
  • Shelf standards
  • Shelf supports
  • Wood chisel
  • Wood screws

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