Asked on Mar 13, 2019

How do I mount a shelves made out of cardboard to the wall?



8 answers
  • Beth
    on Mar 13, 2019

    Cardboard might not hold up well if nailed to the wall directly. I'd try putting some shelving brackets underneath it and placing the shelf on those.

  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Mar 14, 2019

    I think I would try command picture hanging strips.

  • Sandy Lemken
    Sandy Lemken
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Yes, command strips, providing your not going to put a lot of weight on the cardboard.

  • Lisa Hunt
    Lisa Hunt
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Command strips should work fine, but beware--that thing will not hold any weight. I had a paper sorter made the same way and after not long the little shelves started to collapse even though it was meant to hold paper. I ended up using a heavy duty stapler to reinforce all the "joints" and then it lasted a long while.

    Depending on what you are using it for, you may be better off picking up a few metal magazine holders and nailing/screwing them to the wall.

  • Pamela
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Command Velcro strips !

  • William
    on Mar 14, 2019

    3M Command strips will work if it's not overloaded. Otherwise use some wood strips on the inside and screwed into the wall.

  • George
    on Mar 14, 2019

    Don't try to mount it anywhere. It doesn't not have the strength to support anything but the lightest of dust catching nick-knacks.

  • Beth
    on Mar 16, 2019

    Thanks! I ended up sitting them in corner & just mount top of shelf to wall.

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