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1. Introduction

Thank you for visiting JohnLouisHome.ca, the Canadian online store for John Louis Home all-wood shelving and closet systems. Please call or email if you need help with the product, your closet design or the installation. We would be pleased to help!

2. What's in the Box?

It's a big box with lots of material!

3. Shelving Contents

The wood shelving included with a Deluxe Closet-in-a-Box is presented.

4. Hardware Contents

The hardware contents of a Deluxe Closet-in-a-Box is shown.

5. Configurations

The components included in a Closet-in-a-Box can be used for multiple configurations. Some of these can be seen in the Closet-in-a-Box section on the website or in the Assembly manual. For closet wall widths up to 8' you should have enough material for most designs. For walls wider than 8', you may have to purchase some additional material, usually extra adjustable shelves.

6. Adjustable Shelves

The adjustable shelves in your tower can be set at any height you like. The shelves can be positioned horizontally or they can be inverted and positioned on an angle. This is often done to display your shoes. Typically, 4 or 5 shelves are used in a tower, but you could have up to 8 shelves depending on what what you will be storing.

7. Drawers

The drawers are great! There are 3 drawer heights 6",8" and 10". They come flat boxed and are built separately using cam bolt and nuts. The box and drawer face is solid wood. The handle has a nice satin nickel finish.The slides are full extension and run very smoothly. Popular drawer configurations are show in the Closet-in-a-Box Bundle section on the website.

8. Accessories

Add-on accessories like pant racks, tie/belt racks valet rods, wire baskets and fluted-glass doors provide the final touches to your closet, giving it a fully customized look and feel. 

9. What's behind the Wall?

Since you will be screwing brackets into your drywall, it is extremely important to understand what might be behind the wall. Your studfinder should be able to locate the studs, but there are many other utilities that you should be aware of. You do not want to hit any of these during your installation!

10. Construction Projects

John Louis Home shelving can also be used in large construction projects. Developers, Builders and their clients love the product! Typically, builder specs include a single shelf and rod in all reach-in closets and 4 levels of shelving in linens and pantries. If the customer requires additional storage needs, such as additional hanging sections, towers, drawers, etc. a custom design can be prepared.

11. Cutting the Shelves

Cutting your shelving can be done using a chop saw or a sliding compound mitre saw. Two cuts are usually made, one for the front rail and one for the back rail. Be sure to wear your safety glasses and other personal protection equipment when cutting.

12. Walk-in Pantry Installation

4 levels of shelving are often used in pantries. This small walk-in pantry shows how the shelving can be wrapped around on 3 walls as well as around wiring and piping.

13. Sloped Ceiling

Sometimes a sloped ceilng will be in your closet. By mitreing the front and back rails to the same slope as the ceiling it is possible to custom fit the shelf against the ceiling.

14. J-Hooks

The J-hooks are used to support the metal garment rods. The unique design allows for clothes hangers to slide over and across the J-hooks. For 16" shelving the J-hooks are located 3" from the front tip. For 12" shelving they are located at the tip. We suggest to pre-drill the holes for the angle brackets to prevent the wood from cracking.

15. Angle Brackets

The curved angle brackets provide extra support for your shelves in addition to holding the J-Hooks. They are secured to the wall near the base where a pre-drilled hole is located. We recommend the brackets be positioned directly beneath a slat or a good portion of a slat. They can then be screwed to a stud or the wall can be marked by pressing a screw through the hole for the screw anchor. Be careful not to overtighten the screw if you are attaching to a screw anchor. For additional support, a small screw can be secured down through the the slat and into the top of the angle bracket.

16. Garment Rods

The metal garment rod is a 1-1/8" diameter pipe with a hard satin nickel finish. The pipe can be cut to length using a hack saw or a pipe cutter. The ends are then capped using the garment rod end caps. The rod is attached to the J-Hooks using the self tapping screws. These are secured coming up from the bottom of the J-hooks. Be careful not to over tighten these so you don't strip the pipe or the threads.

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