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How to Install Shelving

How to Install Shelving

Installing shelving with TOGGLER® High Performance Anchors holds it securely on all walls so that the shelves do not pull away from the wall or come loose when you put items on the shelves.


Step-By-Step Instructions

Tools: Drill, hammer, screwdriver / screw gun, measuring tape / ruler, level, pencil, screw.

Use our Application Finder to choose the right TOGGLER anchor, based on your wall material and the weight of your shelves.
For most hollow wall installations, like drywall or plaster over lath, the TOGGLER Shelving Anchor is the ideal anchor for standard and bracket shelving systems.
The TOGGLER Wire Shelf Anchor is the ideal anchor for wire shelving—like ClosetMaid® and Schulte®.

If our Application Finder suggests using one of our other TOGGLER High-Performance Anchors, or if you have a different type of shelving system that requires one of our other anchors, click on "Learn more" under that anchor to the right to see how to use that anchor to install your shelving quickly and easily:

To install standard & bracket shelving using the TOGGLER Shelving Anchor:

  1. Position standard on wall and hang it loosely by a nail from top screw hole. (Gravity will hold standard straight.) Mark the remaining screw hole locations. Remove nail and standard.
  2. Drill a 5/16" dia. hole at each mark—minimum hole depth in solid walls: 1-1/4". Fold anchor in middle, insert in hole, and tap flush with wall.
  3. Insert black key to pop anchor open behind wall (except in thick or solid walls). DO NOT HAMMER KEY. Remove key. Repeat at each hole.
  4. Place standard over anchors. Insert screws and tighten until flush with standard—then stop. Use any #7 x 1-3/4" flat head screw. (Screw may be longer, but may not be shorter.)
  5. The anchors also wedge securely in thicker (plaster) walls, as well as in concrete walls, stone walls, and brick walls. Do NOT use key in these walls. If the anchor will not "pop" open using just your thumb to push the key, remove the key and follow instructions in #4 above.
  6. Position and install additional standards on wall, leveling top of each with top of first standard. For double-slotted standards, use TOGGLER Pegboard Anchors (TBS2).

To install wire shelving using the TOGGLER Wire Shelf Anchor:

  1. Mark a horizontal level line the length of the shelf 5/8" below the desired shelf top height. Make a mark 2-1/2" in from each end and additional marks spaced equally in between.
  2. Drill a 5/16" dia. hole at each mark—minimum hole depth in solid walls is 1-1/4". Fold anchor in middle, insert in hole, and tap flush with wall.
  3. Insert black key to pop anchor open behind wall (except in thick or solid walls). DO NOT HAMMER KEY. Remove key. Repeat at each hole.
  4. Snap shelf onto anchors and let it hang down against wall. Place retainer over anchor, insert screw and tighten flush with retainer—then stop. Use any screw #8 x 1-3/4". (Screw may be longer, but may not be shorter.)
  5. The anchors also wedge securely in thicker (plaster) walls, as well as in concrete walls, stone walls, and brick walls. Do NOT use key in these walls. If the anchor will not "pop" open using just your thumb to push the key, remove the key and follow instructions in #4 above.
  6. Follow shelf manufacturer's instructions for installing shelf supports and end brackets, using TOGGLER BRAND TB® or TC® Plastic Toggle Anchors.
    [TB anchor grip range: 3/8" - 1/2"; TC anchor grip range: 5/8" - 3/4". Both work in walls thicker than their grip range as wedge or expansion anchors.]
  7. Minimum quantity of TOGGLER Shelving Anchors for the following shelf lengths: 24" (3), 36" & corner shelf (4), 48" (5), 60" (6), 72" (7).

INSTALLATION TIP:
To avoid having to clean up the drywall powder from the floor after drilling the hole, place an index card underneath your drill bit to catch the dust as you are drilling.


Schulte is a registered trademark of SCHULTE Corporation. ClosetMaid is a registered trademark of ClosetMaid Corporation, a division of Emerson Electric.

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