Simply align your piece with the wall -mounted bracket, mark the furniture at the spot where you’ll install the bracket, and pre-drill into the wood. Secure the bracket to your furniture with wood screws, and connect the wall -mounted bracket and furniture -mounted bracket with the included cable or strap.
Nobody wants to screw into their furniture or walls , so Qdos developed the Furniture Anti-Tip Kit that can be installed completely without screws *. The SecureHold adhesive holds the Furniture Plate to the furniture and the unique SecureHooks hold the wall bracket to a hollow drywall, completely without tools.
Though the instruction manuals that come with chests of drawers advise customers to secure their furniture to the wall using a bracket provided, not all do so, leading to tragic consequences. Ikea issued a safety warning, instructing all buyers to attach Malm chests to the wall to avoid other such accidents.
Bookcases, dressers , armoires and cabinets are all worthwhile candidates for anchoring — so is any piece of furniture holding a TV. Consider, too, whether a piece of furniture has drawers, shelves or doors.
Wardrobes are a staple item found in most homes. In some cases, it may be necessary to use restraints to anchor furniture to the wall , but it is also possible to buy wardrobes that don’t need to be secured to the wall .
Without a doubt you should anchor it. It’s tall enough and will be heavy. If you have kids then you need to for their safety.
But don’t despair, you can make these gaps disappear fast and easy with a caulking gun and a tube of caulk. You can use a colored caulk matching either the cabinet or wall color or paint white caulk to give your kitchen a more detailed, seamless appearance.
Another reason many Americans may not anchor : Only dressers taller than 30 inches are covered by the voluntary standard, so only those that comply with it are required to come with anchors .
Prevention Tips Place the TV on a low, wide base. Do not use shelves or dressers as TV stands. Strap all TVs to a stable stand and/or wall. Attach large furniture , such as dressers and bookshelves, to the wall using safety straps, L-brackets, or other secure attachment devices.