How to Install Your Twin Slot Shelving Uprights and Brackets
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:
- Spirit Level
- At least 2 x Twin Slot Shelving Uprights
- At least 2 x Twin Slot Shelving Brackets
- Wall Anchor/Plugs
* All of these products can be found on our Twin Slot Shelving website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.