DIY Instructions

Self Assembly Instructions for Steel Shelving

  • Lay out 2 uprights on the floor
  • Bolt a shelf into the top holes on the uprights
  • Bolt a shelf into the holes +/- fourth from the bottom
  • Measure the space you would like between the shelves and place a bolt into the holes
  • Do the same on the other upright
  • Place the shelves so that the bolts go through the shelves
  • Put a corner plate (gusset) between the upright and the shelf on 2 of the shelves (usually the shelf second from the top and second from the bottom)
  • Tighten the bolts using a #13 nut setter or spanner
  • Turn the shelving unit over onto the other side
  • Bolt an upright onto the top and bottom shelves
  • Measure the spacing for the additional shelves and bolt them into place (with a gusset on the two shelves)
  • Turn the shelving unit onto one of the sides and fix gussets to the two shelves with gussets
  • Turn the unit onto the other side and fix the gussets to the two shelves
  • You do not need to put bolts and nuts onto all the shelves, unless the shelves will be taking a heavy load
  • Stand the bay of shelving upright and check the levelness of the unit using a spirit level of putting the unit against a wall
  • You may need to loosen the bolts where the gussets are, in order to level the unit – once level, tights the bolts and nuts.

Additional Shelving Units

If you are joining more than one bay of shelving together, leave the bolts, nuts, and gussets off the one side of the additional unit. Bolt the two bays together with 2 – 3 bolts joining each upright.

The shelving bays will then support each other and also be sturdier than each individual unit.

The same applies should you wish to join units back-to-back.

If you would prefer, we offer a very reasonably priced assembly and installation service!