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G H I

Secure rail brackets to verticals on
center at your pre-drilled locations with
Euro or barrel screws (Inset). Hang all
verticals on rail at desired locations
along the entire wall.
Mark locations to predrill holes for
KDs on top shelf on center to predrilled
holes on verticals.
using a Phillips screwdriver, "Iock
down" your fixed shelves.
G. ATTACH BRACKETS TO VERTICALS
1. Predrill l/S" holes on center of routout section on
verticals for the rail brackets. Note: If your shelves
have predrilled shelf-pin holes, some manufacturer
brackets fasten directly into the shelf-pin holes
with Euro screws or barrel screws. Be sure to check
manufacturer instructions.
2. Attach adjustable rail brackets to the verticals
according to manufacturer instructions, using
%" panhead screws.
3. Hang all verticals on hanging rail according to
plans. The hook of the bracket should hang
over the rail (and plastic rail cover).
H. PREPARE FIXED SHELVES
1. Align the fixed shelves tops flush with
vertical tops.
2. Mark the center of shelf-pin holes onto
underside of fixed shelves.
3. Drill for KDs at marks on underside of fixed
shelves, using the bit size recommended by the
manufacturer. Set back from shelf edges based
on KD size and manufacturer instructions. See
recommendations in Resources (page 140).
4. Press KDs into the drilled holes on underside
of shelf.
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I. ATTACH FIXED SHELVES
1. Fasten KD screws and dowels (see photo) through
verticals according to where fixed shelves will sit
(refer to the plans for this specific project). The
screws and dowels should fit directly into predrilled
shelf-pin holes.
2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, "lock down" your fixed
shelves (attach all fixed shelves with KDs fitting
over KD screws on verticals) in the first section.
KDs only require 20 lbs. of force and a clockwise
turn of 180°. Continue to do this until all sections
are complete. Note: If a single vertical supports a
fixed shelf on either side of it, use a screw and dowel
(instead of two screws), so they can lock together.
J. ADJUST FOR PLUMB AND LEVEL
1. Level all horizontal shelves using a 9" (Torpedo)
level. Adjust as necessary.
2. Starting at the far left, plumb each vertical using a
level. Use screw adjustments on mounting brackets
to bring vertical as close to the wall as possible; and
then adjust in and out, up and down as necessary
for a level unit and even spacing between sections.
Continue to adjust the verticals until everything is
plumb. As you adjust for plumb, be sure to double-
check the shelves for level.