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Tape measure, level, pencil, #2 Philips head screw driver or power drill with a 6" #2 Philips bit, power saw with
wood cutting blade, optional drill template, tube cutter, hacksaw
Shelf, backwall channel, sidewall bracket, universal pole cup, shelf and rod angle brackets or shelf angle
brackets, closet rods, closet rod end caps, shelf trim, drywall fasteners [Easy anchors with #8x 1-1/4" flat head wood screws], stud
fasteners [4.5 x 60 mm wood screws], #6 x 5/8" flat head wood screws [for securing components to the shelf or shelf to hardware]
and self-tapping screws [to secure the closet rod to the universal pole cup]. Make sure you have the right sizes and matching right or
left shelf end caps as applicable.
You must follow the manufacturer’s instructions supplied by ClosetMaid to ensure eligibility for the
For video instructions: Visit www.closetmaidpro.com/ExpressShelf.
STEP 1 - Install the Backwall Channel
Cut the backwall channel to the same width as the back wall measured from
corner to corner. Determine and mark the desired height for each shelf.
For stud mount, level the backwall channel and fasten with screws directly
to studs every 16" including the end slots using 1-1/2" wood screws.
For drywall mount, level the backwall channel and mark easy anchor
locations every 10"-12" including end slots. Drill pilot holes as needed
using sharp bit; but do not punch. Install drywall easy anchors into holes.
Secure the channel through the channel slots with screws into the anchors.
STEP 2 - Measure and Cut Shelves to Size
at least 5/8" but no more than 1"
(15.8 to 24.4 mm)
than actual wall measurements.
STEP 3 - Install Sidewall Brackets
Secure sidewall brackets using easy anchors and screws. Skip to Step 5 for
shelf-only applications such as linen closets or pantries.
STEP 4 - Install Universal Pole Cups
For shelf with closet rod applications, install pole cups.
STEP 5 - Install the Cut Shelves
Secure the cut shelf to the backwall channel and sidewall brackets with
#6 x 5/8" wood screws. Skip to Step 7 for shelf-only applications such as linen
closets or pantries.
STEP 6 - Measure, Cut, and Install Closet Rod
For shelf with closet rod applications, cut the closet rod the same length as the front
of the shelf or as measured from pole cup to pole cup. Secure the closet rod to the
pole cups with self-tapping screws.
STEP 7 - Install Support Angle Brackets
Install the angle support brackets. Space and mount angled brackets equidistant
from each supported end of the shelf but not more than 32" apart. For
unsupported ends, a bracket is required to be placed no more than 6" from an
unsupported end of a shelf and preferably into studs. Secure brackets to wall using
the appropriate fastener, then secure brackets to the shelf with wood screws.
STEP 8 - Install Shelf Trim
Secure the shelf trim with wood screws to the shelf at each wall-supported end.