Video:How to Assemble a Wall Unitwith Luis Sierra
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Transcript:How to Assemble a Wall UnitHi, this is Luis Sierra for About.com Home. Today I'm going to show you how to assemble a typical wall unit.
Tools Used in Wall Unit AssemblyThe tools usually required for a typical wall-unit assembly are:
- a hammer
- a screwdriver with a straightedge
- a Philips head screwdriver
- screw studs
- wood-like pegs
- screw stud holders
- shelf pegs
- a wall bracket to hold the unit in place for safety reasons
Begin Assembling the Wall UnitAlways attempt to open the box manually by pulling on its flaps. Try to avoid using a sharp object, such as a knife, to open the box. This can damage the contents of the box.
Lay out the contents on a clean section of the floor. Begin by installing the screws, hand threading them as tight as possible. Next, install the pegs.
Install the ShelvesThen install the corresponding shelves to the proper location; the corresponding shelves should go into place with ease.
Insert the screw stud holders and tighten as necessary. Again, make sure they're tightened, but do not overtighten the screw stud holders. This can cause damage.
Once this is done, the shelves should stand freely by themselves. You are now ready to install the other side. With someone's help, lift the other side, and install the shelves accordingly.
Nail the Backing of the Wall UnitYou are now ready to install the backing of the unit. Remember to mark the middle shelf or any shelves that need to be nailed to the backing. This will prevent accidental nailing through the backing.
Once this is done, pull the backing to cover the entire back of the unit. Now you can begin to nail in the backing of the wall unit.
Secure the Wall UnitOnce you have erected the unit, you can begin to install the shelf pegs according to the height you desire.
Don't forget: Once you have found a permanent place for your shelf, install a bracket to the wall so it will not tip over.
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