How to Install Shelves Using Drywall Anchors : How to Install Shelf Brackets Using Drywall Anchors. For installing into a pantry, typically I would take the 90 lbs. anchor and put those at the top and then I will follow on with the 50 lb. anchors and may be remove it down into the 30 lbs. because you know that groceries and cans and stuff that can get heavy. That can get up to a couple of 100 lbs. depending on the size of the shelf and depending on what food is actually in there.

In this case, I’m installing some brackets so that I could put Play Station, couple of DVD players, VCR, maybe some DVDs. So I don’t really need the heavy duty guys, I’m just going to do this with the 30 lb. anchors.

So I have already made my hole here for my first bracket bar. So basically, get your drill Philip’s tip, it has got a Philip’s head in there. They all act just like a screw. You push the anchor into the wall a little bit, give a little power and you just drill forward and it self drills itself in. When it gets pretty snug, you want to stop. You don’t want to strip this because if it strips then you’re not in very good shape because it’s going to come right out of the wall.

So right now a fit snug, you have torques on your drill so you wouldn’t accidentally strip it. But I have been doing this for a long time so I know I can get a feel for it.

So the first one is in there. Now what you do is take your screw, you put it through the first hole of your bracket and you screw this into the wall, not very strong, very light so it’s light enough to where it holds it in place. You can move it left and right so that you can get the other anchors in there.

In this case, we’re going to make sure that our shelf hangs low and our bracket hangs low and it does.

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