Objects on Closed Shelves (Shelf Contents)


To secure shelf contents.


Use metal edge angles to secure large items or to secure items stored in high areas. Secure computers or typewriters to tables or shelves without lips with net restraint, or choose between Velcro™ patches or a seismic mat. Install one of the following or a combination:

  • Metal edge angle
  • Net restraints
  • Clips, cords, Velcro™, seismic mat, or shelf lip

Metal Edge Angle - Supplies Required

  • Metal edge angle—1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 10" gauge
  • Small wood screws—No. 10 x 3/4"

Metal Edge Angle - Installation

  1. Add metal edge angles to shelving.
  2. Screw platform with wood screws at 18" on center.

Net Restraint - Recommendation

Use net restraints for items that are bulky or stored high.

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Net Restraint - Supplies Required

  • Net restraints—nylon netting
  • Eye-hooks

Net Restraint - Installation

Secure nylon netting with eye-hooks.


  • Do not use metal edge angles where top heavy items are stored.
  • Store heavy objects as low as possible.
  • Restrain boxes on shelves.

Clips/Cords/Velcro™/Shelf Lip - Recommendation

Use zee clips, bungee cords, or Velcro™ to secure small items.
Use shelf lip for small items.

Source: Noson, Perbix, SSD

Clips/Cords/Velcro™/Shelf Lip - Supplies Required

  • Zee clips OR Shelf lip
  • Bungee cord or wire
  • Velcro™
  • Clear plastic or wood shelf lip
  • Nylon netting


  • Make sure shelving is securely attached to walls.
  • Contain small items in boxes.
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