Installation Info Securely mount your new rack or shelf with one of our time-tested installation systems. Designed for hollow wall installations, our systems simplify the installation process with easy to follow instructions for a quick and easy install. Heavy duty anchors, wood screws, and installation instructions are included with your purchase. Learn more about our systems and mounting strength below. Please feel free to Contact Us if you have a question. Front Face Mounting With front face mounting, the screws are installed through the front of the rack and covered with button plugs. Available with our Shaker style peg racks, this method has been popular for years due to its ease of marking the screw holes, which can be done from the front side of the rack. Installation requires you to locate the desired position of the item on the wall, level it and accurately mark and drill two holes. Insert anchors into the holes, then hold rack up over the screw holes and install the screws from the front side. Longer racks may have extra mounting holes for extra holding Rear Keyhole Mounting Our rear keyhole mounting system allows to mount your rack or shelf to the wall without the use of button hole covers, for a clean installation. Available on all coat racks, peg racks and wall shelves, this simple mounting system uses two keyhole slots that are machined into the back and slide over two wood screws installed on your wall. Installation requires you to locate the desired position of the item on the wall, level it and accurately mark and drill two holes. Insert anchors and screws into the holes, and slide the unit into place. Metal Keyhole Mounting For our heavier items such as our larger wall shelves, we increase the strength and durability of the installation with metal keyhole brackets. Instead of the machined keyhole slots, we install metal keyhole brackets on the back of the shelf to increase load capacity. Double metal keyhole brackets are used on our larger shelves to make your installation rock solid. Installation requires you to locate the desired position of the item on the wall, level it and accurately mark and drill two-4 holes. Insert anchors and screws into the holes, and slide the unit into place. How Much Can It Hold? We get asked this question all the time, and it seems to be a top concern for most of our customers. Although we don’t specify how much weight our products hold, please be assured that our products, when properly installed, can hold heavy coats and backpacks, without falling off the wall. Our products are not designed to allow stud mounting, and do great when installed with anchors. The image below was submitted by a customer of ours, the rack was installed with 2 screws and anchors. It’s All About Downward Force When placing a load on a rack or shelf that is essentially hanging on a wall, the weight is distributed to the mounting system with a straight downward force, or shear force. This shear force is applied to the screws mounted to the wall, and are being pushed straight down on, not pulled straight out. The height of the rack or shelf also creates leverage, acting like a bracket to prevent tipping, which also helps keep the screws from being pulled out.