Yes, this guy grew up in New York and had superintendents and handymen all his life. Still, it's no excuse to not try. THEN when I said "Why don't we ask to borrow a drill and studfinder from the super?"
And he said, "What do you need a finder for? Look no further."
Back to the shelves. One weekend, I had an empty apartment sans dog and hubs so I took it upon myself to improve our home. The assembly was straightforward. Took me less than an hour per shelf. And my stack of magazines finally came in handy propping up the shelf.
My dad came over to help out with the wall mount. We ended up not needing the studfinder, an educated guess was all. By "we", I mean my dad. I stood there as he drilled, etc.
|Still a work in progress|
Nevertheless, it is a stark improvement from the before:
|Pretty white wall. BLAH.|
I might hang the photo frames on the wall behind the shelf instead and find another place for my larger items (which ironically was the whole purpose of this purchase). I'll also add a long frame or something above the TV.
Verdict? Worth checking out if you are looking to not put too much stuff on them. They also come in a nice gray color now.