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How to anchor a bookcase


Step 1. Cut a piece of l x 4 or l x 6 that is 8” less than the width of the bookcase. Mark a rip-cutting line that’s offset about 1/2” from the middle.

 

Step 2. Set the bevel on a circular saw to 45 grade and cut along the marked line, rip-cut using a straitedge guide. Or, use a table saw if you have access to one.

 

Step 3. Center one cleat so the square edge is flush with the top and bottom of the bookcase. Use wood screws to attach it to the bookcase, with the angled points facing down. Be sure to screw into the bookcase frame, not just the backing material.

 

Step 5. Center the top of the wall cleat against the line marked on the wall, with the angled point facing up. Attach the cleat to the wall by driving 2˝” dry- wail screws through it and into the studs as marked.

 

Step 4. Measure the height of the bookcase, and draw or shoot a level line onto the wall in the area where the bookcase will be anchored, flush with the top and as wide as the bookcase. Using a stud finder, locate and mark the studs above the line. If you are working near the ceiling, allow enough space for the top cleat to clear the bottom cleat.

 

Step 6. Lift the bookcase and settle the bookcase cleat onto the wall cleat. Adjust the bookcase until it’s secure against the wall.

 

 

TOOL TIP

The angle of the blade on a circular saw can be set for beveled cuts. Check the owner’s manual for specific directions, but in general you push or unscrew a safety release, set the angle according to a marked gauge, then reset the safety.
 
 

 

 

 

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