Closet rod support-Drywall is brittle and crack easily when trying to nail or screw things in it. It is applied over the lathe, which are thin pieces of wood that provides a framework and support for plaster. To install a closet rod support safely, you need to locate studs in plaster and lathe. Using a sharp drill bit and drilling slowly will prevent cracks.
Locate two studs opposite one another in the plaster wall by running a stud finder along the wall. Mark the location of the studs with a pencil. Keep the closet rod support up against both brands. Keep a level in place on top of the bar, or have a helper do it, and adjust the rod until it is level.
Mark the location of the screw holes on the wall with a pencil, then set the rod aside. Use drill to drill pilot holes across these brands. Drill slowly and with a sharp piece, so the plaster will not crack. Put the bar back in place over the pilot holes. Use a drill to screw the screws into the pilot holes. If you cannot find two studs in drywall, installing wall anchors into the pilot holes before screwing the closet rod support in place. The anchor slips into the pilot holes and then tightens the screws in the anchor.