How Fast Can You Build a G-Rack Shelving Unit?

We know you’re busy. You’ve got things to do and people to see. You don’t have infinite amounts of time to build your shelves and reorganise your garage. That’s why we created our shelving and racking units with a no-nonsense boltless design, so they can be built as quickly and easily as possible.

But how quick? Are we talking knock one together during an ad break (not that you watch TV with ads anymore…) or closer to the run time of your favourite blockbuster?

Well – it all depends on you. If your generally quick at building flat pack furniture and are familiar with our shelves, then you can probably put these together quite easily in ten minutes. We find that most of our first time customers can get them set up in 15.

So how does that compare to other fast things?

  • 10 years ago this week, lovable sprinter Usain Bolt broke the 200m sprint record at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, Berlin, Germany. He posted a time of 19.19 seconds. If he could build shelving as fast as he can run, then he could put together 46 G-Rack shelving units, in the time it takes the average bear to do one. It also means, that if he could keep up his sprinting pace, he could run 9.3km in the time it takes you to build a shelf.
  • In contrast, not-quite-as-fast-as-a-shark Michael Phelps would only be able to swim 1.8km in that time, going by his career best 100m freestyle time of 47.51 seconds.
  • Marvel of aeronautic engineering, Concorde, was renowned for almost as much luxury and comfort as a G-Rack shelving unit – with a top speed of 2179 km/h, travellers on the trans-atlantic liner would be effortlessly covering 544.75km while you build your rack. In 1996, BA flew from London to New York in just 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds, a time that would allow you to build up 11 racks.
  • Or, if you just want a little light entertainment while you build your rack, and consider “most words said” as your favourite form of entertainment, then you might want to consider hiring Twista, a Chicago born rapper famous for fast lyrics. By the time you’ve built your shelves, Twista can have thrown out 4,200 words, which is more than double the average speed of speech.

Of course, the most important thing is to be prepared. We recommend inviting a competent friend over to help, and ensuring you have your area clean and ready for the build (make sure you allow plenty of space to get it built!) and of course your trusty rubber mallet to securely knock everything into place.

Most importantly though, is to read the assembly instructions carefully. That’s why we’ve made our instructions available online, right here on our website, so that you can find exactly what you’re doing to build your shelves as quickly, and easily as possible.

Click here to find your instructions.