This guide will show you how to install your brackets and uprights for your new Twin Slot Shelving System. It also shows you how to install a wooden shelf. It is advised that you view our Technical Guide before viewing this guide.

Making sure you have the correct equipment

Things You Will Need:

Step 1: Marking the uprights

Using a level, mark a vertical line for your first upright. Once the line is drawn, hold an upright against the line and mark the fixing points.

Marking the twin slot shelving uprights

Step 2: Installing the screws

Drill pilot holes through the marks, plug them with the appropriate wall plug and screw the first upright into the wall.

Installing the screws to the twin slot shelving uprights

Step 3: Measure and level the uprights

Hold the next upright in place, ensuring that it is precisely vertical and level with the first upright. This can be done by using a spirit level across the top of the uprights (Shown in the image above). Once they are level, pilot drill through the top fixing hole on the second upright and ensure it is securely in place.

Measure and level the twin slot shelving uprights

Step 4: Install the second upright

Mark the other pilot holes through the second upright, and swing the upright to one side before drilling and plugging the pilot holes required.

Install the second twin slot shelving upright

Step 5: Ensure the uprights are installed correctly

Allow the upright to swing pack into place, ensure that it is vertical and now use the appropriate screws to fix it securely into place. Repeat these steps if you are installing more than two uprights.

Ensure the twin slot shelving uprights are installed correctly

Step 6: Placement of the brackets

Choose where you want to place the top shelf and hook in the shelf brackets. Ensure that the bracket is in the same slot on each upright so that the shelf is level.

Placement of the twin slot shelving brackets on the uprights

Step 7: Adding the shelves

Check that all the brackets are level and place the shelf on them. Add further uprights and brackets as required.

Adding the shelves to the twin slot shelving uprights and brackets

Step 8: Securing the shelves to the brackets

Use a bradawl to bore pilot holes on the bottom of the shelves while going through the holes of the brackets. Now you can secure the shelf into place using screws.

Securing the twin slot shelving shelves to the brackets and uprights