Easy step by step Instructions for Mounting Your Spice Rack Shelves on a typical wall. Cooking will never be easier if you organize your spices. Whether your collection is minimal or massive, it is important to store your herbs and spices properly to ensure clean and efficient cooking space. Pretty Display Spice Rack is just what you need to get your bottles in order. Here we will show you Instructions for Mounting Your Spice Rack Shelves.
You will need :
- a spirit level
- a drill with a 7/32 inch/ 6mm masonary drill bit
- pencil and eraser or damp cloth
- Phillips screwdriver
- measuring tape
Hold the spice shelves up against the wall and arrange them as required. If mounting vertically leave at least a 4 inch gap between shelves to allow access to the jars & bottles.
It is very important to check that there are no water pipes or electrical cables inside the wall – we don’t want any accidents! If in doubt, choose somewhere else.
Hold the spice shelf steady against the wall in the location you want it. It is important to check all the shelves look good before you start drilling.
Hold the shelf firmly against the wall and check that it is level. Hold it steady and use the pencil to draw around both the hole shapes on the wall.
Tip! You will need to drill to a depth a little longer than the screw anchor. It helps to mark this on the drill bit before you start, eg. with some tape.
Hold the drill at right angles to the wall and drill slowly at first to reduce wobble where you marked the wall. You can apply more pressure as the drill goes in.
Rub away any remaining pencil marks and then gently push the screw anchors all the way in until they are completely flush with the wall.
Screw the screws into the screw anchors. Do not go in all the way, leave enough room to insert the shelf.
Mount the spice shelf over the screws and check it is level, adjusting the sides slightly up or down as required.
Gently tighten the screws while holding the shelf level to hold the shelf firmly in place.
Put up the other spice rack shelves, add the spices, herbs, or whatever you choose and you’re all done!
WONDERING ABOUT THE OPTIONAL ENDS?Most people don’t bother with the optional ends on the shelves. They are really quite sturdy by themselves, and the open look is nice. But, if you want the added security of having an end on the shelf, it is very easy to manage. Here’s how….
Inside the box you will find a little packet with the small acrylic strips inside. These are sized to fit at the ends of the spice rack shelves. They come to you with a thin protective film to protect them from dust and scratches.
1. Remove the protective film on the strips.
2. Place the strip over the end of the shelf and decide where you are going to stick it.
3. Use glue to attach each end.
4. The ends are not water-tight nor do they bear any weight, so a small dot of the glue is usually enough.
5. Wipe away any excess glue before it sets.
6. Wait until the glue is fully dry before you mount the shelves on the wall.
We recommend a super-glue type product, preferably with an accelerant to dry quickly. However, you will need to check the information on the glue itself to ensure it is suitable. If in doubt, ask your local “do-it-yourself” expert, handy-man or that clever guy in your local hardware shop.
* check that your glue is suitable for plastic/acrylic
* check that your glue is clear when it dries
* follow the instructions on the glue for best results
* always take appropriate care when using glue, from dangerous fumes to sticking all your fingers together – be careful!
Try gluing a few bits of spare plastic together in a practice run to test your glue. We found that useful, as sometimes the glue is solid, runny, or squirts out in a hurry, dries too fast or too slow. A trial run only takes a moment and might save messing around when you work on your new spice rack shelves.