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Tip describes a fast, accurate method of drilling matching holes for adjustable shelves.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 14

Make your own triangular shelf brackets from 1x2 or 2x4 stock.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 26

Tip on using a piano hinge as a guide when drilling holes for adjustable shelves in kitchen cabinets.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 26

Tip shows how to use bed-rail fasteners as invisible shelf supports.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 30

Jig for routing stopped or through dadoes in sides of a bookcase. Also serves as template to drill holes for shelf-support pegs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 32

Adjustable storage wall system is built from pine handrails held in place with furniture levelers. Metal standards and brackets support shelves, a desk surface, etc.
APARTMENT LIFE Jul 1978 (v.10#7) pg. 70, 85

Streamlined shelving is made up of pine and particle board "fins" fastened to the wall as uprights. Holes are drilled in the uprights to accept dowels which serve as supports for the shelves.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. 83

Tip: Prevent shelves that rest on metal brackets from sliding side-to-side.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 38

How to drill perfect shelf-pin holes using a simple drilling guide and a stop block.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 17

Simple book shelves attach to walls with adjustable brackets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #105 Aug 1968 (v.18#4) pg. 61

Open shelving is built by supporting 2x10 hardwood shelves with 2x3 uprights. A bolt and washer is screwed thru the upright and into each shelf at the point it contacts the upright.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #215 Jan 1981 (v.31#1) pg. 17

Make shelf supports for heavy loads, such as lumber, from scrap pipe and 2x4 uprights.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 46

Hidden shelf support for use in alcoves and closets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 99

Sensible and simple shelving. Two quick and inexpensive shelving systems for your basement, garage or utility room. (1) Vertical standards with adjustable brackets. (2) Z-brackets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 91

Tip shows how to slot the bottom of shelves to keep them from shifting from side to side on clip-in shelf brackets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 82

Tip on using screw-eyes as shelf supports.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 14

Making cleats fit tight into corners.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 41

Simple guide for drilling shelf support holes in cabinet sides.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 14

Adjustable shelving hole-drilling jig uses drilled-out nuts to reinforce the guide holes and prevent wear from the drill bit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 33

How to use PegBoard as a template and a wooden stop block on a drill to accurately place shelf peg holes that are the right depth.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #379 Jun 1997 (v.47#6) pg. 18

Attach a large shelf to a wall without visible supports. Use steel rods which are driven into corresponding holes in the wall studs and the shelf.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 6

Bookshelf basics. A guide to support systems, shelving designs and materials.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #103 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 98

Tip on removing plastic adjustable shelving pegs from their holes when they have broken off and can't be gripped.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #108 Apr-May 1997 pg. 18

Make all-wood adjustable shelf brackets using a method which ensures level shelves.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 8

Two styles of hidden shelf hangers for adjustable shelves.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 10

Modified steel washer lets you hang shelf brackets or wall cabinets flush against the wall.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 10

Using a plunge router to drill the adjustable shelf-pin holes in cabinets.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 16

Supporting shelves. Five methods for installing shelves that combine elegance and efficiency. (1) Blind-nailed dado. (2) Shelf standards. (3) Shelf pins. (4) Invisible wires. (5) Sawtooth supports.
FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 74
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 10

Drill-press jig for drilling uniformly-spaced holes in cabinet sides for adjustable shelves.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 28

Tip on making a template for drilling adjustable shelf holes from a piece of "Peg-Board".
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 18

How to hang shelves using brackets.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 25

Wall-hung shelving is held in place by a simple but sturdy cleat-and-dado system which eliminates the need for brackets or visible cleats.
HOME MECHANIX #773 Mar 1993 (v.89) pg. 94

Supports for glass shelves are made from brass screws, sheathed with brass tubing and fitted with rubber O-rings to prevent slippage.
HOME MECHANIX #778 Sep 1993 (v.89) pg. 140

Tip: Use quarter-inch pegboard as a guide when drilling holes for adjustable shelving.
HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.13#2) pg. 66

Tip on supporting the inside corners of L-shaped shelves with a piece of 1x3 wood.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 75

Tips include how to hang shelves over a washing machine by using threaded rods to support the wooden shelves.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 30

Basic carpentry. Part 2. Shelves and how to hang them. How to make simple shelves and attach them to walls using various suspension systems.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 83

Shelf brackets from metal tubing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #419 Apr 1963 (v.59) pg. 110

Spacing shelves as you need them. How to install shelves by hanging them from threaded rod supports. The shelves may be adjusted to any spacing.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #652 Sep 1982 (v.78) pg. 98

Floating shelves supported by steel rods in a wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1963 (v.119#3) pg. 158

Ideas for using adjustable shelf brackets and standards to install bookshelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1968 (v.130#3) pg. 136

Dress up wall-mounted metal shelf standards by covering them with these decorative wooden pilasters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 151

Seven ways to support storage shelves.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 102

How to put any shelf anywhere. There are shelves and mounting hardware to suit any need. Here's a guide to the many storage systems you can buy or make yourself.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 100

Adjustable wooden shelf supports.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1963 (v.182#6) pg. 150

Hardware-hiding shelf system. Eliminate the functional look of those adjustable metal bracket and standard wall-hung shelf systems by installing the standards out of sight on the backside of wooden uprights that go up the front side of the shelves. The wood uprights rest on the floor and another wood piece extends from the top to the wall to keep them the correct distance away from the wall. Neither upright metal standards or brackets are easily visible.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1974 (v.204#3) pg. 111

How to create instant storage shelves using purchased utility-shelf hardware.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1977 (v.211#4) pg. 148

How to use construction adhesive to attach shelf brackets to a wall.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1984 (v.225#1) pg. 90

Cleated storage wall. Cleverly constructed modular shelves can be changed to suit your needs. Cleated uprights eliminate the need for special shelf hardware. Unit accommodates adjustable clothes poles, shelves, drawers, and bins.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1986 (v.228#1) pg. 86

Tip on drilling uniform holes for adjustable shelf supports.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 9

Solid wood adjustable shelf system has hardwood uprights that are slotted to hold triangular wooden brackets that support the shelves.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 106

Making and using a drilling guide for indexing shelf support pin holes.
SHOPNOTES #28 Jul 1996 (v.5) pg. 16

Photo shows how a wall of 5-ft. long shelves, 12" deep, can be attached to a brick wall with steel rods that slip into the back of each shelf.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 160

How to install shelves on a masonry wall using lag screw studs for supports.
SUNSET Nov 1977 (v.159#5) pg. 162

Tip: How to conceal the metal tracks for adjustable shelving systems behind wall paneling, instead of mounting them on the face of the wall paneling.
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 132

Sturdy support for narrow glass shelves made from a lag bolt and vinyl tubing.
SUNSET Apr 1989 (v.182#4) pg. 134

Wall shelf with no visible means of support has double layer top with a gap that slips over lag screws.
SUNSET Apr 1989 (v.182#4) pg. 162

Dab of hotmelt glue serves as a leveling pad on a shelf support.
WOOD MAGAZINE #52 Jun 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 10

Technique for accurate installation of shelf standards.
WOOD MAGAZINE #65 Nov 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 8

Tip on keeping adjustable shelves from sliding forward.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 10

Wooden shelf brackets are attached to a wall using a small cleat that fits into a stopped groove that is routed into the back edge of the bracket. No visible metal hardware is required using this method.
WOOD MAGAZINE #73 Oct 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 12

Tip shows how to hide the mounting screws of a wall-hung rack with Shaker pegs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 1

Tip on drilling evenly-spaced holes in shelf standards using a drill press.
WOOD MAGAZINE #118 Nov 1999 (v.16#7) pg. 40

Tip on routing slots in the bottom of adjustable shelves into which the shelf supports will fit. This will prevent excessive movement of the shelves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #121 Feb 2000 (v.17#1) pg. 31

Wooden T-square with registration marks is used to cut biscuit slots into the uprights of a bookcase which will align with the biscuit slots cut into the ends of the shelves.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 31

Tip for correct vertical alignment of adjustable metal shelving strips when installing them in a bookcase.
WOODSMITH #11 Sep 1980 pg. 3

Tip: Drill guide for the row of holes needed with L-shaped shelf supports.
WOODSMITH #18 Nov 1981 pg. 3

Hardware for shelves. What is available in shelf supporting standards, pins, and wire supports. How to install them so shelves don't "tilt". Make your own hybrid shelf support system.
WOODSMITH #49 Feb 1987 pg. 18

Short indexing jig is used to drill evenly spaced holes for shelf supports one hole at a time. A guide pin in the adjacent hole determines the location of the next hole.
WOODSMITH #80 Apr 1992 pg. 5

Tip on using a length of drywall corner bead to drill uniformly-spaced holes for adjustable shelf pins.
WOODSMITH #87 Jun 1993 (v.15) pg. 4

Using biscuits to join shelves to the side of a cabinet.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Jig for drilling evenly spaced shelf-adjusting holes without measuring for every hole.
WOODSMITH #96 Dec 1994 (v.16) pg. 4

Tip shows how to make a jig to guide the drill bit and space the holes for shelf pins in a cabinet.
WOODSMITH #106 Aug 1996 (v.18) pg. 4

A simple cleat system for mounting a display shelf or small cabinet on a wall.
WOODSMITH #113 Oct 1997 (v.19) pg. 25

Two template ideas for drilling matching rows of holes for pin-style shelf supports.
WOODWORK #6 Summer 1990 pg. 22

Tips on making a traditional all-wood adjustable shelf support system.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 22

Tip: Attach shelves to carcase sides without nailing through the sides.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1981 (v.5#2) pg. 28

Tip: Use brass rod and tubing to form adjustable shelf supports.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 62

Twenty ways to support a shelf inside a case. Looks at both traditional shop methods and commercial hardware.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 31

Heavy duty shelf brackets.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 62

Sturdy shelf brackets are made from scrap wood. They attach to exposed wall studs to hold lumber and other heavy items.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 39

Tip: A spring-loaded compression pad is made from plywood and serves to support 2x4 vertical shelving uprights by holding them tight to the ceiling.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 11

Fence hanger (metal bracket) is used to support the rear part of a workshop shelf unit or similar utility shelving.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1990 (v.46#4) pg. 6