180 x 90 x 45cm Shelving Unit
Everything you need to know to help you get your new G-Rack 180 x 90 x 45cm boltless shelving unit assembled and ready for use.
Read this guide thoroughly before starting to build your shelves.
Before you get started, unpack the box carefully and check all components are present and correct.
For a straight forward build, we use a design that doesn't require screws or bolts - however you will need a mallet to knock the framework in to place. We'd also recommend getting a competent friend to give you a hand.
Assess the space where you want your rack to go; ensure you have the room to build, and that the floor space will provide a solid and stable footing for the rack.
If you're building a tall, narrow bay, we recommend fixing it to the floor for additional stability. Likewise, if you're extending your rack over 2000mm high, then we recommend fixing these to the wall where possible.
Take care during assembly by following these instructions, and limiting any hazards by using caution.
Be careful when building your rack, and when using it, particularly when lifting or stretching - or when using tools.
Make sure you're wearing appropriate clothing - protective gloves, and footwear are recommended.
Build on a suitable level floor, which is strong enough to support the load, and allow adequate working space. Build as close as possible to where you want the shelves to go.
Dispose of packaging materials responsibly.
Parts You'll Need
PART A 90cm Upright x 8
PART B 45cm Side Beam x 10
PART C 90cm Front/Back Beam x 10
PART D 45cm Beam Tie x 5
PART E 90 x 45cm MDF Boards x 5
PART F Upright Connectors x 4
PART G Feet x 8
PART H Unit Connectors x 2
STEP 1 Select two half uprights (PART A). Attach plastic feet (PART G) on to the bases, and upright connectors (PART F) into the tops. Knock into place with a rubber mallet if required.
STEP 2 Add second half upright (PART A) to the upright connector (PART F) using mallet.
STEP 3 Insert a short side beam (PART B) into upright (PART A) at the required level for the lowest shelf. Knock into place with a rubber mallet if required.
STEP 4 Join other end of side beam (PART B) into the other upright (PART A) at the same height. For convenience, ask another person to hold the frames in place while you secure them by tapping with a rubber mallet.
STEP 5 Continue to add side beams (PART B) to the uprights (PART A) at the preferred shelf heights to create the side frame.
STEP 6 Repeat steps 1 to 5 to create the second side frame. To ensure you get it right, use your first frame as a template to get the correct spacing.
STEP 7 Add a long front and back beam (PART C) to upright (PART A) at the same height as the lowest side beam (PART B). Knock into place with a rubber mallet if required.
STEP 8 Slot other end of side beam (PART C) into second side frame at the same height.
STEP 9 Repeat steps 7 and 8 to add the rest of the front and back beams (PART C) connecting both sides of the two side frames together, at the same heights as the side beams you have already attached.
STEP 10 Slot the beam ties (PART D) into the loops on the inside of the front and back beams (PART C). Ensure that the tabs are fully bent back, and securely slotted into the front and back beams, and are used on each level of shelf.
STEP 11 Insert MDF boards (PART E) on to each level, sitting comfortably on the front, back and side beams, and beam ties.
STEP 12 Your shelving is now complete. Use unit connectors (PART H) to fasten two shelving units together.
Rules for Assembly
Now your shelves are built and ready to use, read the below carefully and ensure that all users are aware of the rules for safe use.
These shelves are tested and guaranteed to hold 175kg per shelf when evenly loaded (a total of 875kg per unit), never over load the unit. Best practice is always to load your heavier items on the lower shelves and lighter items on the higher shelves.
Never climb on the structure, or stand on the shelving. If you need to reach the higher shelves, always use safety steps to reach the high shelves - but don't lean or support ladders, steps or other objects against the shelving.
Do not use in damp or wet conditions.
Shelving is safe when used responsibly. If in doubt give us a call.