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    Default Making a shelf & attaching it to the wall

    Ok so i need to attach a shelf to the wall above the cot for the baby monitor. Im not handy at all but dh wont do it.

    I dont know where to even start with making the shelf, let alone attaching it to the wall. I dont drive so going to a class at bunnings is not an option. We have timber & brackets in the garage (dh bought all the stuff but cant be bothered to make it & honestly im sick of nagging him & us fighting about it so its just easier if i do it myself).

    Does anyone have any tips for making a simple shelf & using brackets to attach it to the wall?

    Im also not sure how to attach the baby monitor to the shelf - any ideas? Dh was going to buy a tiny tripod & attach that to the shelf, but he never bought one & im not sure how to attach the tripod either.

    Help!

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    $20 buy a shelf from the reject shop, they come with the brackets to mount etc

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    Ok will check out the reject shop. Do they come with mounting instructions? Cause i wouldnt have a clue

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    not sure, if you have the stuff already I imagine it wouldnt be to hard? saw to cut the timber to desired length / paint and then mount with the brackets?

    try youtube theres instructions for everything on there

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    Use blu tac to attach the tripod.

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    Saw piece of wood down to appropriate size. Sand all surfaces to make smooth and get rid of the rough edges. Paint in chosen colour/s.

    To attach the brackets get a drill and some screws. If you want the brackets screwed into the shelf, find some stubby screws, otherwise just screw the brackets to the wall and sit the shelf on top. Try and find the studs in the wall and screw your brackets into the studs - it will make for a sturdier shelf. Also you'll need a spirit level to ensure your brackets are even. If you find the studs first, work out how high you want the shelf then measure/use the spirit level to make pencil marks on the wall where the screws are to go it will make it easier good luck!

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    Have you got a drill and the tools to do it? You can make simple wall shelves, or maybe order one online so all you have to do is screw it into the wall. What kind of wall are you putting it into? If there is going be any weight on the shelf, it might be a good idea to use wall plugs

    Other wise can you ask a friend/ relative to come and do it? By doing that you might give hubby a kick up the bum to do it himself!

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    You need to do it differently depending on the type of wall you have, do you have brick? Old? Particle board etc?


 

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