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Are these shelves installed properly, or are they damaging the drywall?

It seems that the person tightened the screws too hard, and the drywall anchor is coming through the drywall. This could cause the shelf to fall. You need to either use drywall anchors with a larger ...
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I want to add a shelf bracket to a sagging wooden shelf. What types of screws and wall anchors should I use?

There should be wood studs behind the drywall. You always want to screw into wood studs if any weight is involved. Drywall should only be used to hold up paint/posters. Find studs, find a decent ...
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Are these shelves installed properly, or are they damaging the drywall?

It is likely that the screws are pulling the drywall anchor too hard. There is another possibility; the paint was not adhered very well and the screw pulled away the paint from the wall as it threaded ...
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I want to add a shelf bracket to a sagging wooden shelf. What types of screws and wall anchors should I use?

I have had the same problem and fixed it in several ways, depending on the particulars. Key points: 1. Easiest first: Flip the shelf upside down so the curve rises in the center. The load (stuff ...
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