Measurement Guide: Open-Open Rhino Shelf Kit
Garage Storage Shelving - Measurement Guide
Our Measurement Guide has complete measuring instructions to determine the size you will need for a Open-Open Rhino Shelf Kit
Open-Open Models will fit on ANY wall with wooden stud construction – the “Universal” Model. They are specifically designed, however, to be used between two obstructions on a wall. (The obstructions might be doors, windows, stairwell bump-outs, panels, water heaters – any obstruction at all.)
First, you will choose a height for your shelves. The standard is 84" from the floor, but you can install your shelves at any height that best fits your garage’s ceiling height. You must allow a minimum of 24" above the shelf to the ceiling for the diagonal supports (see inset below).
Then, measure the available open wall space at that height.
Choose the next smaller four-foot multiple length (4', 8', 12', 16', 20', 24', 28', 32' etc.) that fits within your open space. For example, if your open wall space measures 19 feet, order a 16-foot Kit. (Naturally, a 4', 8', or 12' Kit would also fit within the available space.) We will configure your kit to cover any length you specify as long as it is evenly divisible by 4.
Note: There is no need to locate specific wall studs at this time. When you receive your shelf kit, you will attach the brackets to the appropriate studs closest to 48 inches apart (every third stud if they are about 16” apart, every second stud if 24” on-center). This will result in each self section being approximately 48”. You will then measure each shelf section and cut your 2x4’s to fit your actual spacing for each section.