Mounting Steps for Wall Rack Design

Sep 16th

Wall rack design ideas are used to hang up all kinds of items from guns to coats. The racks generally come with mounting holes or metal hanger rings that are used in conjunction with hardware to hang them on the wall. To succeed in installing the wall racks properly, you must ensure that they are level and that they are well supported.

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Stud finder, drill, drill bits, 3-inch wood screws, level and molly bolts are things you should prepare when you want to mount your wall rack design. After all these items are ready, you may start the project.

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Run a stud finder in the general area where you want the rack mounted and mark on the wall where several studs are located.

Hold the rack up to the wall and see if both sides of the rack land on a stud. If they do, then you will be able to anchor both sides securely. If not, you will mount the heavier side of the rack to the stud. For example, if you are hanging guns, the heavy side will be the one where the butt of the guns is resting.

Situate the rack on the wall so that at least the heavy side is over a stud. Raise it to the height that you want. It is a good idea to have someone hold it for you, so that you can step back and look at it from a distance to help determine height. Drill one 3-inch screw into one of the top mounting holes or through the ring hanger.

Place a level on the rack and pivot the unattached side up or down until the rack is level. If the other side also is over a stud, then drill in a 3-inch screw to anchor it as you did the first. If it does not land over a stud, mark the location where the screw, or screws, need to go on this side of the rack with a pencil.

Pivot the rack out of the way if you marked a spot for the screw. Drill a small hole on the mark and place a molly bolt over the hole. Push the bolt housing in the drywall and screw the bolt down to expand the housing on the other side of the drywall. Unscrew the bolt from the housing so that you can continue with the rack mounting. Molly bolts are best when hanging heavy objects on drywall.

Pivot the rack over the bolt housing and drill the bolts back in through the rack’s mounting holes or rings and into the anchors. After finishing the last step, you will have a beautiful wall rack design mounting on the wall properly. Have a nice try!