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How to install twin slot shelving

Do you require extra storage space or perhaps want to display your favourite books or house plants? Twin-slot shelving is the solution. This type of shelving system can be installed effortlessly plus, it’s durable, highly adjustable and easy on the eyes. It features three main components: twin-slot uprights which are vertical slotted sections fastened to the wall, twin-slot brackets that are fitted into the slits along the length of the uprights and shelves.

At Ironmongery Experts, we have available a wide range of twin-slot uprights and twin-slot brackets to meet all your shelving system requirements. If you are still looking to purchase uprights and brackets to build your shelves, we would recommend our best-selling products, including 1000mm white twin slot uprights, 1200mm white twin slot uprights, 270mm white twin slot brackets, 120mm white twin slot brackets and 365 white twin slot brackets. Continue reading the guide below to know how to install a twin slot shelving system.


  • Stud finder
  • Brackets (at least 2x)
  • Uprights (at least 2x)
  • Shelves
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Spirit level
  • Pencil
  • Wall plug
  • Screws


Step 1. Use a stud finder to help you find suitable fixing points for your uprights. This will also ensure that you avoid any pipes or cables buried in the walls. With a pencil, mark the wall studs you found. The uprights should be fitted on the centre of the studs.

Step 2. With the help of a spirit level, mark a vertical line on the wall where your first upright will be fitted. Hold it against the wall and mark the fixing points with a pencil.

Step 3. Drill pilot holes in the fixing points you’ve just marked and plug them with the required wall plugs/anchors.

Step 4. Complete step 2 and step 3 for the second upright.

Step 5. Hold the uprights in place and start fixing them to place by fastening the screws. Use a spirit level to ensure that they are in the right position.

Step 6. Pick where you want to position your shelf or shelves and hook in the twin-slot brackets to the uprights. These brackets can be easily tapped into the slots on the uprights and adjusted if required.

Step 7. Install the shelves. Ensure everything is level and that’s it – you’ve installed a twin-slot shelving system. Now you can put your favourite items on display.

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