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Assembly Guide: Twin Slot Shelving System

This guide covers all aspects of assembly for products in our Twin Slot Shelving range:

  • Shelving Systems
  • Wall Rail Systems
  • Wooden Shelving
  • Glass Shelving
  • Metal Shelving

What you need to know about Twin Slot:

 

Positioning of Shelves/Rails: The layout shown in the images is just a suggestion, you can position your shelves and hanging rails however you need them. You can also add more shelves, rails and accessories if needed by purchasing the individual components from this website.  

 

Width Between Uprights: The recommended width between the Uprights differs from model to model. The Metal Shelves need to be measured precise due to the way the shelves slot into the brackets, the Glass Shelves must overhang the brackets, and the Wooden Shelves can either overhang or fit flush the the brackets. Check the detailed instructions below for the correct information before measuring up.

 

Hanging Arms: To use some of the forward Hanging Arms, you must also have a Back Bar, you will see below that some Hanging Arms have hooks to go in the Uprights, whereas some have clamps that hang on to Back Bars.

Important Safety Information

  • Read through all instructions on this page before beginning any assembly
  • If you think that you have received defective parts please do not use and contact us
  • If you are unsure about assembly, please ask our team
  • Your shelving must be fitted to a suitably strong wall surface
  • You must use the appropriate wall fixings for your wall
  • Do not use on an uneven or curved wall
  • Do not overload your shelving

Tools Required

  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Power drill
  • Screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Appropriate wall fixings (not included)

Other Information

  • We cannot be held liable for damage or injury resulting from incorrect assembly
  • Assembly will void returns, except if a manufacturing fault is found.

Components in your Box

Depending upon which model, or shelving arrangement you have purchased, you will have some of these components in your box - check your product's page for a list of individual components. Note that if you want to adapt or extend your shelving unit, you can do this by purchasing additional components from this website, if you need help selecting the right items, speak to us.

Uprights

Shelves

Shelf Brackets

Shelf Ends / Book Ends

Back Rails

Hanging Arms

Spacing the Uprights on the Wall

The distance you need to measure between the Uprights differs from model to model. For some models it must be precise, for others it's more flexible and down to preference.

Wooden Shelves 

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Metal Shelves 

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Glass Shelves 

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Fitting the Uprights to the Wall

The Uprights screw into the wall and support the shelving or hanging rail assemblies. The shelving should be fitted to an appropriate wall surface because stud wall and similar structures have limits to the load they can support and therefore it is up to you to determine whether the wall can support the load of the shelving and contents.

1. Measure and plan where to put the Uprights

Plan vertical and horizontal location of where you want the shelving to go on the wall. To centralise precisely, mark the centre point then measure out from there, otherwise roughly plan where the two (or more) Uprights should go. 

2. Mark the position of the first Upright

Using a spirit level, mark a vertical line on the wall, then place the Upright on the wall at the desired height, lined up with your line and pencil mark the hole centres of the fixing holes.

3. Screw the first upright to the wall

Now drill appropriate holes for your wall fixings or screws and fit the Upright to the wall securely.

4. Measure & mark the other Upright(s) level

Measure the width to the next Upright, then place the Upright on the wall and use the spirit level to make it level with the first one. 

5. Screw the top of the Upright(s) to the wall

Use the pencil to mark the hole centre of the top hole, then drill the appropriate holes for you wall plugs and screw the upright to the wall, do not screw it tight to the wall just yet.

6. Screw the rest of the fixing points

Mark the hole centres of the rest of the fixing holes, then swing the Upright to one side and drill the holes required. Then screw the Upright securely to the wall.

Fitting Shelves

The process of fitting Wooden, Metal and Glass shelves is different, because the Brackets are different for each type of Shelf.

1. Wooden Shelves - Fitting Brackets

Mark the hole centres of the rest of the fixing holes, then swing the Upright to one side and drill the holes required. Then screw the Upright securely to the wall.

2. Wooden Shelves - Marking screw holes

Mark the hole centres of the rest of the fixing holes, then swing the Upright to one side and drill the holes required. Then screw the Upright securely to the wall.

3. Screw shelves in place

Mark the hole centres of the rest of the fixing holes, then swing the Upright to one side and drill the holes required. Then screw the Upright securely to the wall.