## How far apart should Closetmaid brackets be?

24 inches apart

Install ShelfTrack Standards and Brackets Space the standards no more than 24 inches apart. Each standard has pre-drilled holes for attaching the standard to the wall.

**How far apart should shelf brackets be?**

For light to medium loads, shelving brackets should be spaced no more than 24 inches apart. For longer wire shelving, attach a bracket at least every 48 inches. For heavier loads, increase the size of your brackets and decrease the space between them.

### Which side of bracket goes on wall?

The best approach is to fully support the shelf and use wall screws that are long enough to provide plenty of withdrawal strength regardless which leg is against the wall. Show activity on this post. The long leg goes against the wall. You can do it the other way, but it won’t be as strong.

**How far can a shelf overhang a bracket?**

Limit shelf overhangs to no more than 12 inches. Masonry walls require inserting either expansion shields or lead anchors. Again, space the brackets every 16 inches for heavy loads and every 32 inches for lighter loads.

## How far should closet pole be from wall?

You will need at least 1-foot, 9-inches (24-inches is standard) away from the back wall for hanging. When spanning an opening of more than 48-inches, consider adding a center support to the closet rod for added stability.

**Do shelf brackets need to be in studs?**

As a general rule, it’s always ideal to install shelf brackets into wall studs.

### How much should a shelf bracket overhang?

Keep overhangs at each shelf end to 8 inches or less. Lighter loads can be held by supports screwed into every other stud at 32-inch intervals. Limit shelf overhangs to no more than 12 inches.

**Does long or short part on shelf bracket go on wall?**

The long part goes against the wall, under the shelf. The length of the actual bracket under the shelf should be three quarters the width of the shelf.