Metal shelving is typically a shelving unit made up of rectangular shaped metal shelves with vertical supports each of the shelves’ four corners that extend into support legs. They usually come as a kit that the purchaser can assemble themselves. Most metal shelving units include at least four shelving levels. Metal shelves are known for being able to hold a substantial amount of weight, for example the ones available here hold 600-800kg per the unit, which is 150kg per shelving level.
How to Assemble your Shelving Units
To be able use this garage shelving unit for tool storage in your industrial garage, or general storage in a warehouse, you need to first assemble it.
The shelving unit comes in 3 boxes:
- The uprights (2 posts, 3 horizontal and 2 diagnol beams)
- 8 beams or rails that make up 4 levels of shelving
- 8 shelving panels that make up 4 levels on shelving
To assemble, follow these steps:
- First, you need to assemble the two uprights. On the floor, bolt the horizontal and diagonal beams to the large end posts. Complete both of the uprights
- Then lifts up the upright to a standing position and place the first 2 rails at the lowest position you are going to go for with your shelving levels.
- Choose all for shelving levels and place the rails at he required heights
- Use a rubbet mallet for tapping the rails into the lock-in system of the uprights
- Place the panels on top of the rails – make sure they sit inside of the rails, not on top
- Ensure the shelves are level before loading with equipment and other stored items
In total, the assembly of the two uprights shouldn’t take longer than 15-20 minutes. Once you have completed that then the rails and panels wil ltake about 10-15 minutes to complete.
In addition to being designed for durability and strength, this garage shelving unit can be bolted to the ground for permanent installation – making it a stable, secure and safe storage solution.