Posts Tagged ‘shelving’

Garden storage

Posted in Gardening Basics, Gardening Guides on March 9th, 2012 by Julian Cassell – 1 Comment

Sufficient garden storage space is an important component of any garden, and there are a vast array of options out there. Below, I’ve assembled some good ideas in this area, that cater for both large and small gardens. As always, set yourself a budget, as it is easy to get carried away with all sorts of racks and storage units that suppliers and advertisers may suggest as “essential” for all gardeners. So, take some time to find out what garden storage options suit your particular needs. read more »

Fitting a bracket shelf

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Shelving, Curtain Poles, Pictures and Mirrors on January 18th, 2011 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Simple shelf brackets come in many shapes and sizes. As with most shelving systems, the brackets should have manufacturer’s guidelines relating to how much weight they can support. Most brackets are fixed to the wall using the technique below, where screws are used to secure the brackets to the wall. As always, take great care when fixing into walls so as to avoid cables and pipes that may be buried under the wall surface. read more »

Fitting a floating shelf

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Shelving, Curtain Poles, Pictures and Mirrors on January 17th, 2011 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Floating shelves are normally supplied with manufacturer ‘s guidelines for fitting, but most designs are similar to that shown in the sequence below, where wall brackets are positioned and the shelf simply slides onto these to provide the illusion of no fixings holding the shelf in place. As always, take great care when fixing into walls so as to avoid cables and pipes that may be buried under the wall surface. read more »

Fitting batten shelving

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Shelving, Curtain Poles, Pictures and Mirrors on December 16th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

As an alternative to the many flatpack or adjustable shelving systems on the market, you can of course construct your own shelving system to create a more fitted look. A custom made system like this can follow a number of different designs, with one of the most straightforward options being a batten shelving system such as the one shown below – this type of shelf is normally constructed in an alcove. read more »

Fitting twin-slot shelving

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Shelving, Curtain Poles, Pictures and Mirrors on December 15th, 2010 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Twin-slot shelving provides an excellent storage system that is both robust and adjustable. Always take great care when fixing into walls, being sure to avoid any buried cables or pipes. A cable, pipe and stud detector will always help you find suitable fixing points. The wall structure will determine the type of wall plugs and fixings you use. The strongest shelving is achieved when read more »