1. Rail Rod Hanging

Use a Chalk Line to make level, horizontal lines on the installation wall at the following points:

For all cabinets except the workbench, mark a level line at 72" from the floor for the rail, and a line at 82" (10" higher) as a leveling line for the tops of the cabinets.

For a workbench, mark a level line at 25-1/2" from the floor for the rail and at 35-1/2 (10" higher).

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Use a Chalk Line to make level, horizontal lines on the installation wall at the following points:

For all cabinets except the workbench, mark a level line at 72" from the floor for the rail, and a line at 82" (10" higher) as a leveling line for the tops of the cabinets.

For a workbench, mark a level line at 25-1/2" from the floor for the rail and at 35-1/2 (10" higher).

Height of cabinet run can be adjusted according to job requirements and should be marked before mounting the cabinets. mark the leveling line where you would like the top of the cabinets to be and then drop 10” to mark the rail line.

Note: Bottom of the steel sits on top of the 72” chalk line.

Using a stud finder locate and mark all studs along the horizontal rail line.

If cabinets are started at the corner the steel needs to start ¾” off the corner. To mark on the steel a sharpie marker will need to be used.

To mark on the steel a sharpie marker will need to be used.

If possible start the cabinet run on a stud in the center of the steel rail. Attach the first steel rail to a stud with 3" Self-Tapping Screws. Screw two 3" Self-Tapping Screws through the rail into every stud in the cabinet run.

Run the cabinets from left to right, right to left, or center in either right or left directions. make sure the bottom of the rail is parallel with the horizontal lines marked.

Pre-drilling the rail can simplify the hanging process.

Toggle Bolt.

If the end of the steel rail extends past a stud 6” or more you have two options:

OPTION 1
Attach Steel Rail with optional Toggle Bolt. Using a 1/2” bit, drill a hole in the wall close to the end of the Rail along the level line.

Insert Toggle Bolt. Pull tight and then break off excess.

Always start the toggle bolt by hand to prevent stripping or cross threading the bolt.

Insert 1/4" x 20 bolt with washer through the rail and insert into toggler hole. Tighten.

OPTION 2
Use the optional Metal Strap to secure the rail to the next stud.

Place metal strap behind the rail you need to extend.

Screw 2 ea 3" Self-Tapping Screws at the end of each rail to secure rail and strap together.

Assemble the first cabinet on the floor according to Cabinet Assembly Instructions Chapter 2.

Insert 7/8" wood dowel Rod through both sides of the cabinet. For every 3’ cabinet a 3’ dowel will be provided. For every two 2’ cabinet a 4’ dowel will be provided.

Center and hold dowel in place while shooting a 1 3/16" brad from the back of each side panel into the dowel.

Hang cabinet by standing it upright and lifting it up and over the butterflies onto the Steel Rail.

Raise or lower the cabinet side panels to level the cabinet to the 82” level line. This can be achieved by using an atv jack or any other lifting devise.

Butterflies are the protrusions with the predrilled holes on each end of the steel rail.

Screw one 5/8" screw into each of the pre-drilled holes in the butterfly at each end of the steel rail to secure the side panel to the rail.

Place the Stabilizer Board under the bottom shelf and flush with the wall. Plumb the cabinet vertically and then screw 3" wood screw(s) through the Stabilizer Board into the stud(s) while holding it tight under the bottom shelf.

With two 3” Self-Tapping screws attach (1) U Strap for 2' wide cabinets as shown. Attach the U Strap to the stud that is the greatest distance from a cabinet side panel.

Attach 2 u straps for 3' wide cabinets. Attach the rod straps to the studs closest to the cabinet side panels.

Place the Hanger Jig, or any ¾” material, over the side of the hanging cabinet to determine the space needed between rails. The beginning of the next rail will start 3/4" from the adjacent cabinet side. Install each additional Steel Rail as discussed in step 1.02