Leveling and Anchoring a Unit

Leveling the Unit

Making sure your unit is level, plumb, and square not only helps in the installation process but provides a professional look to the finish product. 

Securing the Sections

Since the Sherwood Shelving™ organizer system uses suspended rails, it is important that the organizer is securely fastened to the wall with L-brackets. 

Using a ¾” x ¾” L–bracket, locate the studs on the upside of the top shelves and install the L-bracket using a 1.5” flat screw to secure the L-bracket to the wall (screwing into the stud), and using the ¾” pan head screws to secure the L-bracket to the top of the fixed shelf. It is important that the organizer has already been adjusted tight to the wall (see step 8 above). Try to mount an L-bracket as close as you can on either side of a gable. Remember, it is the gables that support all the weight.

The suspension bracket will support up to 140lbs of shear weight per gable when properly secured to the wall; however, there is a possibility that the whole organizer can pull away from the wall. The L-brackets fastened to the top shelf will help prevent this from happening. Install 1 L-bracket wherever there is a stud located behind the wall. Use your discretion and install more L-brackets in inconspicuous locations wherever else you feel the organizer may require more support to prevent it from shifting side-to-side. Other locations could include an L-bracket on the middle and lower fixed shelf of a tower. You may also require L-brackets underneath a bottom fixed shelf to keep double hang sections secure to the wall.

It is also a good practice to use a 2 – 1/4” screw to secure end gables to the wall wherever possible. Placement of this screw should be approximately 4” from the top and bottom of the gables and approximately 1.5” from the back of the gable. In this position it is possible to fasten the gable to the corner stud. Colored screw caps can be used to hide the screw and give the installation a finished look.

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