How to Reinforce Closet Wire Shelving

Closet wire shelving is a versatile storage solution for homeowners. It’s cost-effective, easily customizable, and able to hold up to 75lbs per foot. Wire racks for closets are one of the most popular choices for homeowners, and it’s easy to see why with all its impressive benefits. 

However, even wire shelving units have their limits and can use some reinforcement. We’re going to walk you through the easiest ways to reinforce your closet wire shelving units so you can make sure they’re able to hold the weight you need. 

Start Here if Your Wire Shelving Damaged Your Wall

Sometimes homeowners accidentally place too much weight on their wire shelves. When this happens, the wire rack can rip out of the wall and leave a gnarly hole behind. You want to seal up that hole before you drill a new one.

To do this, you’ll need a putty knife, drywall compound filling, and 100-grit sandpaper. Use your putty knife to spread the filler over the holes and wait for it to air dry until it’s completely hardened. Then, use the sandpaper to sand down the filler until it’s flush with the wall. Then you can proceed to the next section.

Reinforce Closet Wire Shelving

Wire racks for closets are designed to hold plenty of weight, but if you’re trying to store multiple bulky things on a unit, then it’s a good idea to reinforce it. If you have no experience with home DIY projects like this, make sure you find a good step-by-step guide to follow!

The best way to reinforce closet wire shelving is by using c clamps, braces, and brackets. You’ll need plenty of tools to complete this project, so make sure you raid your garage and have everything ready before you get started!

Follow these simple steps to reinforce your closet wire shelving unit:

  1. Allowing 11-12 inches of space between the side wall and the first and following brackets, measure, and mark where the new holes for your c clamps, braces, and brackets will go. Use your level during this step to make sure your wire rack will be straight.
  2. Use your drill with a ¼” bit to make the holes. Then knock plastic anchors into those holes. If you had to putty over previous holes first, then make sure to paint over the putty and allow it to dry before moving on to the next step!
  3. Screw your brackets into the plastic anchors with a flat-head screwdriver.
  4. Place your wire rack onto the brackets.
  5. Reinforce the rack by screwing the c clamps into the plastic anchors with a Phillips head screwdriver.
  6. Put the support braces on the rack and then screw them into the anchors with your Philips head screwdriver.

This should be sufficient reinforcement to keep any wire shelving unit secure. If you have custom shelving, then you may need to rework these steps a little by adding an extra set of support braces.

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