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Excellent work, will definitely be using for future. Highly recommend!!



Paul has done a great job

Install shelf in laundry room


Great guy. Clear, quick communication.

Hang shelves, utility clothes line & ceiling plant


Amazing work

Mount shelves/ mirror / fix holes in wall


Lovely guy, happy with the job, would recommend and will book again. Thanks

Hang shelving brackets


Sean is very detail. Truly an expert for the job!

Supply & Install shelving in my garage


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Why hire a shelf hanging handyman through Airtasker?

If you’d like to put up lovely floating shelves without risking a shoddy DIY job, then Airtasker’s shelf hanging handymen can help you out. Leave all the work to your handyman so that you won’t have to go through tedious tutorials, nor fiddle around with a power drill.

Put up a task by filling out the details of the job, such as the kind of walls you have, when you need the job done, and your budget. Then, we’ll connect you with nearby available Taskers. Within minutes, they will send in their quotes. You can also view the Taskers’ customer ratings. This makes it easier to find a handyman who fits your needs and budget.

Once you find an offer you like, click to confirm. On the day of your appointment, your handyman will bring all the necessary tools for the job. No need to go to the store - book a shelf fitter, and let them do their magic. To start booking a handyman near you, select the “Post a task” button.

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Top Shelf Hanging related questions

First, choose shelf support brackets and position their pre-drilled fastener holes over the brick (not the mortar in between bricks). Mark the positions of each hole, then drill. Insert masonry sleeves into the holes and hammer them into place. Then, hold the bracket to the wall and attach the fasteners. Finally, lay the shelf onto the bracket. You can also skip the risky DIY shelf hanging job by getting a shelf fitter on our platform.
For homeowners that aren’t allowed to drill into the walls, you can hang shelves using adhesive strips instead. It’s best to use light, hollow shelves for this purpose. But, these shelves have their limitations: they can only handle very light loads (usually 1.4kg or less). Shelf hanging typically requires drilling, to secure the items on the shelf as well as prevent the rack from falling. Consider putting up free-standing shelves instead, if you aren’t allowed to drill.
For a custom piece that fits your home correctly, choose a cut of wood yourself. Then, get mounting brackets, a power drill, drill bit, stud finder, carpenter’s triangle, and level. Choose a spot for the shelf, mark the holes and drill, install the brackets, then attach the wood. Sounds challenging? You can get a Tasker to help you out with shelf assembly, instead.
It’s easy: use a level when you do your shelf hanging job. This nifty little tool makes sure your shelf won’t be tilted when you mount it. As long as you use the level properly and mark the right positions on your wall, you can get your shelf to hang straight. If you need help putting up shelves in your home, you can book a Tasker for shelf hanging.
Putting a heavy shelf up on plasterboard is just like any other shelf mounting job, except that you’ll need a special kind of anchor. Handymen typically choose toggle bolts for projects like these, since they spread the weight of the shelf evenly throughout the wall. It’s also important to note that plaster walls are difficult to drill through due to their structure. For safety purposes, it’s best to work with a shelf hanging expert instead of doing this task yourself.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this since there are many kinds of shelves: free-standing wooden bookcases, heavy-duty steel ones, floating shelves from your nearby hardware store, and so on. As a general rule, follow the manufacturer’s instructions when you do shelf assembly. You can get a friend or partner to help you out, or you can have a shelf assembly expert do it for you instead.

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What do shelf hanging services include?

Common shelf installation services include building wardrobe and pantry shelves and hanging wall shelving. Your professional will ensure your shelf has the right fittings, angles, and is structurally sound. Popular shelf installation tasks include:

Install a floating shelf

A floating shelf is attached to a wall with no visible means of support, and are popular for their modern, minimalistic look. To begin installing your floating shelf, your handyman will assess the space and use a stud finder to mark the most secure spot for the brackets. They’ll use an electric drill to make a hole and secure the brackets, using a level to ensure everything lines up perfectly. Once the brackets are installed, they’ll measure the space between them and drill into the shelving to fit these exact measurements. Then they’ll slide the shelving into the brackets.

Install a hanging shelf

Your hanging shelf installer will make sure the best type of nail is used for your wall material and the best position to install your shelf. They will use a level if you’re installing more than one hanging shelf to ensure they’re mounted evenly. Your installer will advise how much weight the shelf will be able to bear and answer any questions you may have.

Install a wardrobe or pantry shelf

Your shelving installer will advise on the best kind of shelving to suit your space - fixed, adjustable, corner, floating, or pull out. They will then measure the space. If you’re hiring them to make the shelving too, they’ll let you know how long it will take them to build your custom shelving. Once the shelves are ready, they’ll use their tools to expertly screw your new shelves into place. If you opted for sliding or rotating shelves, they’ll ensure the shelves pull out smoothly.

Install a garage shelf

Getting your garage or workshop organised with shelving can help with storage and productivity. Your handyman will advise what type of shelving will best suit your space and align this with your weight-bearing requirements. With overhead shelving, your installer will attach the brackets to the ceiling where the joists are located -  this is the strongest point in your ceiling. 

Your handyman will properly measure the space for your overhead shelving and make sure it will not interfere with your garage door, lighting, and work area. They will then install your shelving, with the longest part going across the joists so that your new shelves will have the most support possible and not overburden the joists.

Recent Shelf Hanging tasks

Install shelving in retail store


Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia

24th Sep 2023

I have a retail shop in moonee ponds central shopping centre and require the following: Backroom related: 1. Two shelves with L brackets (I have them), installed on a brick wall (require masonry drilling equipment. 2. One current shelve installed requires a couple more holes to be drilled to fix. In store related: 3. Two cupboards require an additional shelve to be installed. 4. Require an additional shelve to be installed on an existing frame. 5. Attach letters (I have them) with the name in the store (check photo). What you need to bring: 1. Drill for masonry 2. Screws and anchors 3. 16mm white melamine sheet cut to size for all installation. (One shelve is available for the backroom). - Due date: Flexible

Install shelf


Revesby NSW, Australia

24th Sep 2023

I need a shelf installed in my room . - Due date: Flexible

Hang shelves and fix internal door close


Balmain NSW, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

1. Hang 3 x shelves on wall (including providing the fixings required) 2. Fix internal bedroom door that is difficult to close - Due date: Before Friday, 29 September 2023

Luiz was great - punctual, did the job well and best of all: cleaned up after himself! Will definitely use him for future jobs.

Shelf install hanging


Braddon ACT, Australia

23rd Sep 2023

I have some Ikea shelves I would like to be wall mounted/installed around my apartment. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Shelf hanging


Newstead QLD 4006, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

Put up small shelf in laundry area - Due date: Flexible

Shelf installed


St Clair NSW, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

I would like a little corner shelf purchased, measured and installed in my space. The is required to be completed during weekdays only and during the day time. I am offering $50 for the job - Due date: Flexible

Shelf installed


Enfield SA, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

needing one shelf installed will drop the instructions below - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Build/install shelf’s inside closet


North Ryde NSW, Australia

20th Sep 2023

Build/install 6 shelf’s inside closet Material not provided. - Due date: Flexible

Exactly what I had envisioned, job well down. Friendly and informative, would hire again!

Install shelves above my desk and other wall hanging tasks


Kensington VIC, Australia

19th Sep 2023

Hi I need someone to install 2 shelves above my desk. I also need to hang few items around the apartment on the wall: 2 mirrors and a vacuum charger. I still haven't bought the shelves yet so I'm mainly after a quote to see how much this may cost. Once I'm ok with the quote, we'll agree on a day. The shelves would be about 120cm long and 30 cm wide. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

To install wall mount shelves


Lynbrook VIC, Australia

19th Sep 2023

Install a wall mount shelves Two set of these shelves to be installed on wall - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 22 September 2023

Good work and very hardworking

Install wall mount shelves into brick garage


West Hindmarsh SA, Australia

8th Sep 2023

Looking to have 4 wall mounted Pinnacle shelves along my brick garage wall. I’m flexible with date/time but hoping to have it done in the next few weeks. Unsure of budget, $5 listed to post task and discuss offers with those in the know 🙂 - Due date: Flexible

Hands down the best airtasker I’ve worked with. Ingo was friendly, punctual, precise and lovely. 10/10 would use Ingo again!

Handyman: install shelves, door stoppers, grease garage door, …


Frenchs Forest NSW, Australia

2nd Sep 2023

Need a good handyman to do several little tasks: - install 4 shelves. 3 are already drilled to the wall. One was wrongly drilled will need to be fixed and the others need to be reviewed. Join the boards to the brackets. - install a canopy for a baby cot (will need a hook to the wall) - change a ceiling light, 2.6mts. Please bring step ladder. - drill 4 door stops - fix 2 door nets (will need to buy a black rubber strip) - fix a toilet paper holder ( if it can’t t be fixed then replace it) - grease a noisy garage door (we already bought the grease) - replace cord in a clothesline. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, September 4, 2023

Great mate. Did all and beyond. Totally recommended. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Install shelves to place items with a load of 150kg each


Barangaroo NSW, Australia

29th Aug 2023

- x2 shelves (150kg per shelf - can use x1 shelf in our office that collapsed but we will need x1 more for the second shelf color white as well) - Spare shelf measurement (Shelf 1): Length 102cm / Width 60cm / Height 3.5cm - New shelf measurement (Shelf 2): Length 102cm / Width 60cm / Height 3.5cm (you will need to provide this) - Installation of shelf 1 needs to be spaced 88cm from floor - Installation of shelf 2 needs to be 60cm apart from shelf 1 - $750 total (inclusive of inclusive of materials, labour, etc.) - Can come to the office to assess the section and take accurate measurements (Open 8:30AM till 4:00PM) - Parking is available in our building. - Due date: September 1st

Bill was great and very accommodating. He kept updating and providing his professional feedback in repainting our shelves. He showed professionalism at all times and showed up on time. Will definitely recommend him for any future repair services!

Mount shelves in laundry


Alexandria NSW, Australia

29th Aug 2023

Need some shelves mounted on the wall in our laundry area. Brackets and all materials will be supplied. I just don’t have the screws required - Masonry and Timber Plugs & Screws 35mm. 2 shelves to be mounted- exactly as in the picture. Shelves and brackets have already been purchased, just need someone to mount it. - Due date: Flexible

Jimmy finished the job in such a short time! Was very efficient, the shelves he mounted are perfect! Would definitely recommend and use his services again!

Fix leaking tap and wall Mount shelf


Carrum Downs VIC, Australia

22nd Aug 2023

Fix leaking tap Wall Mount shelf currently on table - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Great work and prompt response

Install shelves and light fixture into cement walls


Hamilton QLD, Australia

12th Aug 2023

Install 2x Ikea wall shelves Install wall bracket for light Install clothes airer bracket All into cement/brick walls - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 16 August 2023

Excellent job by Taylor! Couldn’t fault anything.

Assembling of IKEA items, install shelves and transport items


Bondi Beach NSW, Australia

11th Aug 2023

1.Shelving , table and cabinet in a box to be collected from Rose Bay and taken to a shop in Bondi Beach. 2. Cabinet as well as 2 ikea drawers to be assembled. 3. Approx 5 ikea floating shelves to be attached to the walls . - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 15 August 2023

All completed smoothly and super efficiently. Highly recommendable .

Install shelves x 2 into plaster board


Holland Park QLD, Australia

10th Aug 2023

Two steel shelves that need to be secured and installed into a plasterboard wall. There is no support behind the wall so the right screw to install into the plasterboard needs to be used. You are to supply the screws x 4 ( 2 per shelf) - Due date: Before Friday, 18 August 2023

Great communication, prompt and also great workmanship. Highly recommend

Carpenter to install shelves into a pantry


Waterloo NSW, Australia

5th Aug 2023

Pantry needs shelving installed into it. Needs adjustable height holes for interchangeable shelf height. Someone with experience doing this essential. Shelving not supplied - this needs to be supplied and of good quality. Pantry size approx 500 wide and 2000 high. Ideally pull-out shelving on sliding rails would be good if you have experience doing this. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 8 August 2023

Lee was excellent to deal with. Professional with a clear eye to detail. His knowledge and experience was greatly appreciated. Will definitely recommend Lee and use him for future jobs.

Hang shelves on plaster wall, add shelves to a wardrobe


Glen Huntly VIC 3163, Australia

3rd Aug 2023

We need: - Hang One shelf on the plaster wall bedroom - Hang two shelves on plaster wall laundry room - Add shelves in built in wardrobe - Drill hook ceiling to hang canopy - Due date: Flexible

Samuel did everything we asked him for, we are happy with his job.