Installation: Safety 1st Furniture Wall Straps

When it was time to anchor our furniture because our little one was walking, I selected the Safety 1st Furniture Wall Straps. They had good reviews on Amazon, were less than $3 per a strap, and did little damage to walls/furniture. Install is pretty easy and took me about 15 minutes after I figured out what I was doing.  I found the straps to work really well for most of our furniture, but decided to find another product for sentimental pieces that we did not want to drill holes into. 

 

Tools

  • Safety 1st Furniture Wall Straps (buy on Amazon
  • Drill
  • 1/8" Drill Bit
  • Phillips Screw Bit
  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure

Tips

  • Manufacturer Instructions (link).
  • Step 1: Take a picture of your furniture before you start. This is really helpful to put it exactly where it was or if you have a bookshelf like ours with lots of nicknacks. 
  • Step 1: How to find a stud with a stud-finder (video). 
  • Step 1: Make sure you mark stud location on furniture or take good measurements for location. 
  • Step 3: You can measure from the floor to the top of your furniture and subtract nine inches rather than marking the height on the wall. 
  • Step 3: Mark the bracket holes with a pencil.

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