Installation Guide: Fleximounts WS SERIES Adjustable 3-Tier Wall Shelving

March 07, 2022

Decluttering is such an arduous task, yet an important one to accomplish every now and then. Why is that so? Over a period of time, you accumulate items that have been lying around the house and then safely kept in the garage, especially if the garage is a dedicated space to store your items. The task of decluttering may seem hard at first, but the way to ease the job is to first and foremost, start at it. Rummage through all your belongings and sort them according to function and need. The easiest way to do that is to keep all of them off their storage and lump them in one space. Then go through them and sort them into for keeping, donating, or throwing. For the ones you decide to keep, sort them further into for everyday use and seasonal use. In this way, you will know where to put these items away in your garage space. The next step is to utilize a functional and sturdy storage system. You can make use of an overhead storage rack or wall shelves. Storage systems that can be installed on the walls or ceilings are best to use because you will free much valuable floor space in the garage. And another thing is that it is easier to identify which items are stored on these storage systems because they are neatly kept that way. You have to decide what kind of storage organization will fit perfectly for your garage. Keep in mind the height of the room and how wide the walls can be used to install this storage. Also note that when installing either overhead garage storage or wall shelf, make sure that the doors or windows are out of the way, and of course, your vehicles if you intend to use the garage as a parking space as well. For your everyday items, the Fleximounts WS SERIES Adjustable 3-Tier Wall Shelving is the perfect additional storage space for your walls. Its powder-coated steel assures sturdiness. Likewise, the heavy-gauge construction provides safety loading of up to 100 lbs per shelf. The screws provided are thicker in size compared to other shelves in the market. An excellent feature this wall-mounted shelf offers is that it is flexible enough to be adjusted depending on the height of your wall and according to your needs. The WS Series allows you to assemble and disassemble it conveniently because of the patent tool-free adjustment design. Another selling point of this shelf is that installing can be a one-person activity. The installation template that helps mount holes and the bubble level that helps get perfect horizontal location is already provided. The wall shelving is compatible with either concrete or wood walls as well as it is suitable for securing either solid concrete ceiling or ceiling studs.
What’s in the box
Here are the shelf parts included in the package:
  1. 2 pcs Shelf Brackets Left Side
  2. 2 pcs Shelf Brackets Right Side
  3. 4 pcs Velcro
  4. 2 pcs 1’ x 3’ Wire Grids
  5. 1 pc Installation Template
  6. 1 pc Level
Here is the set of screws (2 packs) included in the package:
  1. 6 Lag Screws
  2. 6 Metal Expansion Bolts
  3. 6 #8 Washers
Tools needed when installing the WS SERIES
Installing the corner wall shelf is pretty easy as it is a do-it-yourself project. And it only needs basic equipment that is readily available in your garage toolbox.
  1. Pencil
  2. Power Drill
  3. Tape Measure
  4. Stud or Joist Finder
  5. Eye Protection
  6. Wrench
  7. Ladder
Easy step-by-step guide when installing the WS SERIES
Although assembling and installing this wall shelf is easy to follow using these steps, having basic knowledge of the tools and hardware will definitely help in finishing the process quickly and correctly.
  1. Unbox the package. The box is rather heavy, so if you have a companion, you might as well seek help to unload the box on a sturdy workbench or on the garage floor.
  2. Locate a corner in your garage where you want the corner wall shelf to be installed.
  3. Install the shelf brackets into the wall studs.
  4. Using the stud finder, locate the studs.
  5. Decide the height location of the shelf.
  6. Use the template and level to mark the holes. The template is designed for studs 16 inches, 18 inches, and 24 inches apart.
  7. Make sure the hole locations are level before drilling the holes.
  8. Drill 60 mm deep holes with a 3/6-in drill bit.
  9. Install the shelf brackets with washers and lag screws with a wrench.
  10. Make sure that the shelf brackets are completely fixed on the wall without gaps to prevent property damage or personal injury.
  11. Install the shelf brackets into a solid concrete wall.
  12. Decide the height of the shelf brackets when installing on a solid concrete wall.
  13. Use the template and level to mark the hole. Make sure that the hole locations are level before drilling holes.
  14. Drill 60mm deep holes with a ⅜-in drill bit.
  15. Screw in the metal expansion bolts first, and then install the shelf brackets with #8 washers and lag screws with a wrench.
  16. Place and attach the wire grids.
  17. Buckle one side of the wire grid onto the end of the shelf bracket.
  18. Tighten the wire grid and shelf brackets with the velcros.
Safety tips
First and foremost, the wall shelf is designed to be installed on a wooden or solid concrete ceiling. The wall must be capable of supporting the combined weight of the garage rack and your items. Never exceed the maximum load capacity of the product, which is 99 lbs or 45 kg, or else, it may result in product damage or injury. Otherwise, if the combined load exceeds the capacity, the structure and weight capacity of the ceiling must be reinforced. Second, make sure to completely read and understand the instructions before attempting to install. If you are unsure of any part of the installation, contact a professional installer for assistance. It is recommended for a minimum of two people to install the shelf to avoid property damage or serious injury. Third, as the package contains small items that could be a choking hazard or swallowed, keep these items away from young children and pets. Fourth, check the joint parts every two months to make sure that the screws have not loosened. And lastly, the shelf is intended for indoor use only. The use of this product outdoors could lead to product damage, or worse, physical injury.