Thanks for purchasing a CheapStudioRacks.com Equipment rack! We are confident you will get years of use from this high-quality studio grade rack. Please read each step entirely before beginning that step, as there are procedures you will need to follow as you read through them.
First: Remove and unpack all contents from shipping carton. Use caution if using a knife to cut the box or plastic so you don’t damage the rack pieces.
You should have:
2 SIDE pieces - similar in size and form
2 TOP/BOTTOM pieces - similar in size and form. BOTTOM piece will have a BLACK DOT on the White Tab, and if included, will have the pre-installed rubber feet on the bottom.
8 to 10 Long (1 ½") Black deep threaded screws for MDF board (depending on size of unit)
6 to 12 Short (5/8") Deep threaded black panhead screws (depending on size of unit)
2 Solid Steel Black Powder Coated Rack Rails
(If these options were included with your purchase, they will also be enclosed)
8 - 28 Black Rack mounting flat-tipped 10/32 screws (depending on rack size)
4 Rubber Feet pre-installed on bottom piece
4 Furniture Grade Casters with mounting hardware
ALL WHITE TABS WILL BE FRONT INSIDE OF UNIT
TOOLS: PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWDRIVER-PREFERABLY BATTERY POWERED DRILL TYPE
Mounting Rack Rails
The holes in the wood for the rack rail screws are very tiny and shallow. These are self tapping screws, and the holes are just large enough to get the tip of the screw into and to line up the rail
Step 1. Place one SIDE PIECE flat on floor or table with the white TAB facing UP and towards YOU.
Step 2. Set one RAIL onto SIDE PIECE toward TAB, making sure the un-threaded holes are flat on board and threaded holes are facing you. Line up END holes on rail to both end screw holes (the tiny ones)on SIDE PIECE.
Step 3. Drive 2 short black screws through both END holes on the rail and into board. Do NOT tighten all the way. After end screws are in, take the remaining screws for this piece (number will vary - use half the short black screws on EACH RAIL)) and drive into remaining holes in wood. When all screws are in, make sure the rail is straight, and tighten so the all screws are SNUG - DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
Step 4. Follow steps 1 - 3 for other SIDE piece, using up the remaining short black screws. MAKE SURE NOT TO OVER TIGHTEN SCREWS.
Step 1. On carpeted floor or hard floor with towel or blanket, set one SIDE PIECE on it’s back (unfinished) edge so that the front finished edged (whit tab) is facing UP and INSIDE. Using a phillips head screwdriver, Insert 2 Long black screws into 2 holes on bottom unfinished end of SIDE PIECE. Screw in so the tip of the screw just comes out the other side.
Step 2. While holding SIDE PIECE in place, set the BOTTOM PIECE unfinished end against the SIDE PIECE, making sure white tab (with black dot) is facing UP and INSIDE. Line up holes in BOTTOM PIECE to screws that are just coming through this side.
Step 3. Using the screwdriver, tighten screws into BOTTOM PIECE. Tighten SNUG - DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN!
Step 4. Do the same with the TOP PIECE, making sure white tab is UP and facing INSIDE.
Step 5. Now set the other SIDE PIECE against the TOP and BOTTOM PIECES in the same manner as the first SIDE PIECE, making sure the white tab is facing UP and INSIDE. Insert 2 Long black screws into SIDE PIECE and into BOTTOM PIECE and tighten SNUG. Do the same with the SIDE PIECE into the TOP PIECE. The unit is now together. Make sure all screws are tight.
Once together, your unit will probably have a “wobble” to it. The larger the unit, the more the wobble. We do not use additional bracing or support. When you mount your equipment and screw it to the rack rails on either side, this will firm up the rack CONSIDERABLY! The more equipment you put in, the more it will stabilize.
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