Place the hutch against the wall where you want to hang it. Mark the top and bottom edges of the hutch with a pencil. Remove the hutch from the wall and set it aside.
Run a stud finder across the wall between the two lines. Mark the edges of every stud with a pencil. Extend the marks past the two lines so they will be visible when the hutch is against the wall.
Place the hutch back in position and set it on a cabinet jack. Ask for help from a friend if a cabinet jack is not available.
Set a level on top of the hutch. Adjust the hutch until the bubble on the level is firmly in the center.
Drill pilot holes through the rear of the hutch, 2 inches from the top and directly in the center of each wall stud.
Insert two 1/2-inch drywall screws through finishing washers. Screw them into the pilot holes until the screw head is pulled tight against the washer.
Drill a second set of pilot holes in each wall stud, slightly over halfway down the back of the hutch. Install finishing washers and drywall screws.
Things You Will Need
- Stud finder
- Cabinet jack, optional
- Power drill
- 1/2-inch drywall screws, 2
- Finishing washers
- Small hutches can be supported with a single set of screws. If the hutch is smaller than 16 inches tall, ignore the second set of screws unless the hutch will store very heavy items.