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. 



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


  • 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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