After painstakingly tiling my backsplash, I was more than a bit hesitant to drill holes into the tiles to hang the corbels and open shelving. But, I convinced myself to stop
being a wussy procrastinating and just do it.
I’m so pleased with how they turned out and I didn’t chip or crack a single tile. In hindsight I really didn’t need to stress this project. It was less nerve-wracking than I had anticipated.
Here’s the full tutorial so you can install your own open shelving on a tile wall!
- Diamond drill bit (the same diameter as the screws you are using)
- Wood screws to attach anchor board (must be long enough to go through board, tile, drywall and at least an inch into a stud)
- alternatively: Heavy duty wall anchors (if you aren’t anchoring into a stud or blocking)
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Level (long and a small one if you have one)
- 2 regular drill bits (1 the same diameter as the screw + 1 large enough to create a countersink for the screw head)
- Shelf brackets (I used corbels and a 1″x6″ pine board as an anchor)
- Kreg jig
- Pocket hole screws (long enough to attach corbel to anchor board without going through the board)
- Joint compound or wood putty
Start by determining the height you want your shelves to hang. Read more