Helpful tips

Should you anchor your furniture to the wall?

Should you anchor your furniture to the wall?

“We believe all consumers should anchor wardrobes, dressers, bookcases, or any large piece, including televisions that aren’t mounted to a wall, because these items have the potential for tipping over,” says Don Huber, Consumer Reports’ director of product safety.

How do you hang furniture on a wall without drilling?

You can use plastic ties, steel cables, or Velcro straps to accomplish. Please note, you may have to drill or glue hardware to the back of the furniture. Be aware this method may not be sufficient for holding up furniture to the wall in the event of jostling, a natural disaster, or if the furniture is top-heavy.

Why should you anchor furniture?

Every 20 minutes, someone in the U.S. is injured due to an appliance, TV or piece of furniture falling over, according to Consumer Reports. It’s for this reason that anchoring your furniture to prevent tip-overs is one of the most fundamental steps you can take in rendering your home a little safer.

Do you really need to attach Ikea furniture to the wall?

Furniture must be securely attached to the wall. Use the tip-over restraint provided with the product and the right hardware for your wall type. Consult our wall anchoring guide for help. Never put a TV or other heavy objects on top of a chest of drawers or any furniture not intended for use with a TV.

Can you hang a dresser on the wall?

Wall studs are typically 16 inches on center, so for a wide dresser you will be able to find two studs to use. When securing the dresser to the wall through the back wall, insert the toggle into the wall and add the screw to it through the back wall of the dresser.

Do Ikea dressers have to be attached to the wall?

Prevent furniture tip-over accidents Secure it! Furniture must be securely attached to the wall. Use the tip-over restraint provided with the product and the right hardware for your wall type. Consult our wall anchoring guide for help.

How do I keep my furniture from tipping over?

Here are 15 effective ways to prevent dressers from tipping over:

  1. Check Consumer Report’s tip test.
  2. Strap or anchor the dresser.
  3. Lock the drawers.
  4. Talk to your kids about dresser safety.
  5. Keep heavy and desired objects off the top of the dresser.
  6. Keep it clean.
  7. Check the legs for stability.
  8. Follow written guidelines.

Do I need to attach my dresser to the wall?

No, Dressers Don’t Need To Be Anchored To A Wall.

Can you attach kallax to the wall?

You may have to put in 2 on each L bracket into the wall. It would be advantageous if at least one of them went into a stud (then just use a wood screw – even a drywall screw). From there you screw in the short end into you shelf. I have trim too and shelf actually sits a good 3/4 inch from wall – should not matter.

How do you keep a dresser from tipping?

What’s the best way to Mount furniture to a wall?

For the mounts on both the furniture side and the wall side, you’ll need to use proper basic drilling and driving techniques to ensure a solid connection for the hardware. Drilling a pilot hole allows for much better accuracy for screw placement and makes installing the screw easier.

How do you anchor a piece of furniture?

How Furniture Anchors Work. Furniture restraints, also called anchoring kits, are typically comprised of two brackets tethered by a strap or cable. One bracket screws directly into the piece of furniture; the other fastens into a stud in the wall. The connecting strap or cable is typically affixed to each bracket, then tightened in place.

How big of a screw do I need to Mount furniture to wall?

If your anti-tip kit of choice doesn’t come with mounting hardware and you’re buying your own screws, get screws with at least 1 inch of “grab” on the stud. With a typical wall consisting of ½-inch drywall, this means a minimum of a 1⅝-inch screw.

Can a drywall bracket be used to anchor furniture?

Align your furniture with the bracket on the wall. Refer to the instructions to determine the proper location for the furniture-mounted portion of your anchor—see “Attaching Brackets to Furniture,” below, for full instructions. Never use a drywall anchor or toggle to anchor furniture.