Get the hang of wall systems

For decades, slatwall systems have been darlings of retailers for their showrooms and shops. Today, the same product concept takes its place in home shops across the USA.

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  • Get the hang of wall systems

    For decades, slatwall systems have been darlings of retailers for their showrooms and shops. Today, the same product concept takes its place in home shops across the USA

  • Hanging slats

    Hangers slip easily into slats. This model has a locking feature for the lower slat.

  • Crosscutting the length

    Cut the StoreWALL to length with a standard blade or plywood-cutting blade in a circular saw. When cutting with a circular saw, always cut with the good side down to avoid splintering the best surface.

  • Level the top panel to start

    With a 4' level across the top of the panel, locate and mark the bottom of the panel for Step 3 tasks. (The Clarks lined up the first panel with the top of the window.) The top of the panel has a tongue.

  • Screw the top panel in place

    With two partially driven screws on the level line, drive the #6x1 3/4" white screws into the StoreWALL. Fasten the panel through every other slat and on every stud. Then remove the support screws

  • Add the next panel

    Side the tongue of the second panel into the groove of the first panel. The back sides of the panels are marked with a directional arrows to avoid incorrect installation.

  • Locate the electrical box locations

    Mark locations of electrical boxes and then drill 1/2"-diameter blade start holes inside the lines of the marked corners

  • Cut the outlet opening

    With a jigsaw and a standard blade, cut the outlet opening. The outlet plate covers minor splinters created by the cutting action.

  • Box extenders for flush outlets

    Box extenders (available from StoreWALL retailers, or Google "BE1 box extender") set the outlet flush with the slatwall.

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