Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How to Install a Kitchen Gallery Shelf Unit

Mural shelf unit
By Gary Boutin

Parts and Supplies:  
Electric drill 
Gallery shelf kit and instructions
Tape measure

Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. He called my repair service to install a kitchen shelf.

This post shows the ten steps to assemble and install a wooden shelf above the kitchen range. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the picture on the box. It shows that the shelf is 23 inches long and it's white.
Fig.1 Gallery shelf kit
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the tools needed for this job. An electric drill, a tape measure, a level and a screwdriver. The bottom  of the box also shows a visual representation of what parts are inside this box.
Fig.2 Tools needed
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the instructions on how to assemble this shelf unit.
Fig.3 The directions
Step 4: Fig.4 shows this part of the box sent a phone number if the directions or if there are missing parts. 1-800-582-7021
Fig.4 Phone number
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the hardware package filled with wood plugs, plastic anchors and metal screws.
Fig.5 Hardware
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the first side of the shelf with two wood plugs inserted into the pre-drilled holes. These wood plugs will hold the base shelf.
Fig.6 Plugs
Step 7: Fig.7 through fig.9 shows the progression on placing the metal screw into the wall. Use the measuring tape to get the exact location. Fig.7 shows the marks on the wall from measuring the exact location of each screw that will hold the shelf. Fig.8 shows a cordless screwdriver placing a metal screw into a plastic wall anchor. Fig.9 shows the exact measurement of the metal screw that will hold the wood shelf and carry all the weight needed. You will need to make two measurement to hold both sides of the shelf.

Fig.7 Measured holes
Fig.8 Cordless screwdriver
Fig.9 The metal screw support
Step 8: Fig.10 shows the pre-drilled screw-slot that will tie onto the screw holding the wood shelf.
Fig.10 Test the screw
Step 9: Fig.11 shows the assembly of the wood shelf, the first leg is on the wall. Fig.12 shows the top shelf is on the legs. Now the shelf is secured and almost ready to use.
Fig.11 Against the wall
Fig.12 Against the wall
Step 10: Fig.13 shows the shelf completed and ready for kitchen herbs and condiments.
Fig.13 All finished

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