Tools To Hang Shelves

Updated: Sep 12

Hanging Shelves Easily

Here we go again, another project with my wife. This is my list of tools we used to Hang Shelves in my Son's room. This is a simple project when you have the right tools.

1. Circular Saw

The Circular Saw will be needed to cut your shelving board to length. There are precut Shelving Boards available that do not require cutting. So no need for the Circular Saw if you use the precut length Shelving Boards. I have the 7 and 1/4 inch corded Circular Saw.

2. Speed Square

The Speed Square will be needed to mark your Shelving Boards to cut. Also it is not needed if you use the precut Shelving Boards. The Speed Square will come in handy during numerous projects.

3. Cordless Drill

I think I recommend a Cordless Drill for just about every project I have listed. The Cordless Drill will be used to attach the Shelving Board Brackets/Hangers. It just goes to show how many uses the Drill has. I have the Dewalt 20 volt Cordless Drill. It works well and has long lasting battery life. Purchase the extra battery it will come in handy when completing all day projects.

4. Level

I guess I am old school when it comes to Levels. I prefer the non Laser type. Both types serve there purpose. It will be used to level your shelves. Purchase the three Level kit and then you will have every length of Level you will need for smaller projects.

5. Stud Finder

Every homeowner or renter needs a Stud Finder. It will help Locate Studs to mount your Shelving Board Hangers/Brackets on. They are relatively cheap and will save a lot of headache and extra screw holes.

Bonus Tool

Tape Measure

The Tape Measure is pretty much self explanatory. I prefer the 25 foot Tape Measure, but the 16 foot version is handy around the house. Purchase a name brand it will last a long time. Use it to measure your Shelving Boards that need to be cut.


Well I hope this list helps and if you have any questions feel free to drop me an email. As always wear your PPE and be safe in everything you do. Check out my Blog post on my Top 5 Tools for 2021

6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All