How to Wall Mount Keyboard Shelves

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How to Wall Mount Keyboard Shelves
Mounting a keyboard to the wall will save space in a room. (computer keyboard image by Tom Curtis from Fotolia.com)

Computer desks can be extremely large and tend to take up a lot of space in the home. Mounting a computer monitor on the wall is an ideal way to save space in a small room. Having a computer mounted on the wall is only half the battle, however. You will also need to mount shelving for a keyboard and mouse.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • ¾ inch plywood, 24 inches wide by 10 inches deep
  • 2 shelf brackets
  • 8 screws, ½ inch
  • 8 screws, 3 inch
  • 8 drywall anchors
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Phillips head drill bit
  • Drill bit
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Pencil

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lay the 24 by 10-inch section of plywood on a flat surface with the top side facing up. The wood should be lying horizontally in from of you.

  2. 2

    Measure in 2 inches from each end of the plywood section and place one shelf bracket on each mark. The shelf brackets will be the main support system for the shelf. Drive four ½-inch screws through each shelf bracket to attach it to the plywood.

  3. 3

    Place the level on top of the shelf and hold the shelf up to the wall below the computer monitor. The ideal location for the keyboard shelf is around 30 to 36 inches from the floor level. Tilt the shelf until it is completely level and mark each bracket hole on the wall using a pencil.

  4. 4

    Remove the shelf and drill a hole through each marked location on the wall. Once the holes are drilled, place a drywall anchor into each hole and hammer it in gently until it is flush with the wall.

  5. 5

    Place the shelf back onto the wall, lining up all eight drywall anchors to the holes in the shelves. Drive one 3-inch screw through each drywall anchor to mount the keyboard shelf to the wall. Place the keyboard and mouse on top of the shelf.

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