Modeller | Getting Started

How it Works

The Modeller system is made up of modular cabinet configurations and versatile shelf components supported by our universal rail system with a free professional design help service.

Modular Cabinets

Our universal cabinets are 16" deep and 17” or 25” high with three widths options: 24", 30" & 32" (other custom option available). Each has the option of holding a 10" or 14" inside shelf all are available in two domestic hardwood options: American Black Walnut or White Oak. Each cabinet comes with a pair of rail mounting brackets. All our cabinets are interchangeable so that you can swap a variety of door or drawer options.

shows how all the cabinets components fit into the standard cabinet

Versatile Components

Three widths (24", 30" 32") five depths (10" 12" 12.5" 16" 18") and two wood options( black walnut or White Oak), over a hundred interchangeable components, the variations are limitless.

Shelf Depth OptionRail Width Options

Universal Rails

Supporting everything is our universal rail system; solid wood wall mounted rials with 32mm indexed mounting points. Everything attaches to rails with our unique one-piece, continuous brackets rods. Rails are available in lengths from  24” to 78”. All are available in two domestic hardwood options: American Black Walnut & White Oak. Custom lengths are also available. Just ask for a quote. GRK Finish Trim mounting screws are included.

Continuous Bracket Rod

Design Help

Need Design Help?

Our free professional design service can help you decide on your setup. Not sure what would work best in your space? Our online form can help. Tell us about your space and what you want to achieve and we will design a 3D layout and a quote with shipping included.

1) Measure the wall

First, measure the wall space available taking into account any obstruction like light switches or bulkheads and don't forget the baseboards.

2) Fill out our online help form with your measurements

We will design a custom layout recommendation. You will be able to make as many changes as required until it fits your space, budget and need. Once you are satisfied we'll send you a quote with images and price including shipping.

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DIY

If you already know what you need simply selected the components.

1) Download our Paper Planner PDF here

2) Measure the wall

First, measure the wall space available taking into account any obstruction like light switches of bulkhead don't forget the baseboard.

3) Choose your rails

Using the paper planners’ graph paper choose the length and spacing of your rails.

4) Choose your components

Select the components for your system taking into account the spacing required for each which you can see on the paper planner then place your order using our online order system and Install your system.

5) Place your order using our online order system here.

6) Install your system following our instructions here.

Planner

Plan Perfect with Paper & Pencil

We have created a paper planner to help you design your wall system.

Use the Grid Planner as your guide. The dotted lines spaced for our standard widths 24" 30" & 32". Cut out and place the components you want from the scale samples on the Component Page. Print as many copies as you need or draw right on the grid.

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Instructions

Tools Required

Tools need for Installation

• Spirit level
• Pencil
• Drill
• Tape Measure
• T-10 Torx Screw driver or Bit
• Hex Wrench 4mm (Cabinets)
• Posidrive Screw Driver (Hinges & Drawers)

Locate your wall studs

Locate and mark wall studs

Mark both sides of each 1½” stud location within the wall (usually 16” apart, mark each second stud for 32” wide system setup). Using a strong neodymium magnet works well it will stick to the dray wall screw heads. 2” GRK small head finishing screws are provide for wood studs. Installing support rails over wall studs makes for an easier and stronger installation but it is not essential. Rails can be installed anywhere when using the proper anchors select correct anchors for any holes that don’t hit a stud.

Install the first rail

Pre-Drill Hole Locations

Choose where you want to place your first rail. Mark your desired height at the top. Pre-drill a hole at the top to ensure you hit a stud. Screw a fastener in the topmost hole first but not entirely so the rail can still move, hold the level along its length to ensure it is vertical and aligns with the stud. Once you are satisfied with the location, height and alignment, use the rail as a drill guide for the remaining holes. After pre-drilling each hole through the rail screw in the remaining mounting screws.

Spacing your rails

Rail Spacing with Level

Using a shelf as a guide with a level placed on it, mark the position for the second rail in two spots, top and bottom. Check that a shelf fits comfortably between the rails along its full length before mounting more rails. Mark the minimum level gap required for the shelf; there should be a maximum 1/8" gap between shelves when installed.

Aligning your rails

Rail Hight with Level

While holding the second rail in position, place a 4' level or another straight edge across the top of both rails to ensure they are at the same hight and all the holes line up. Mark the level height of the second rail. Attach the second rail using the same method as the first.

Insert the shelf supports

Make sure you have a pair of right and left shelf support rods. Start with the shorter part of the arm, Align it parallel to the side of the shelf. Insert the bottom hook from the top, turn it 90° and slide the short part down into the hole. Before you reach the bend, turn the arm back to parallel with the shelf side then lift the support as you rotate to put it in its final position.

Hang your first shelf

Hang Shelf

Pick up the shelf from the short edges so you can touch the supports underneath. Hold the shelf forty-five degrees down so you can see the bottom hooks at the back. Insert the lower hooks first one at a time then lift the shelf front until it is level. Insert the top hooks one at a time. Use a mallet to lightly tap the bracket hooks in to set them fully if necessary.

Assemble cabinet

Screw in Support Bracket

1. Lay a blanket or towel on the table to prevent scratching from the table surface. Lay the cabinet top panel flat on a table with the inside facing up
Screw in the two angle support brackets at the back

2. Place the cross brace into the mating connectors but don't tighten them yet

Place Cross Brace

3. Align a side panel to the base so the connectors mate; there is a small amount of play, so make sure the front edge is flush, then using a 4mm hex wrench, tighten only the front-most panel connection.

Attach Side

4. Place the second side, again only tighten the front-most connector then on the back brace tighten the vertical connectors.

Attach Both Sides

5. Once everything is mating up nicely, and the front corners are flush, tighten the remaining connect on the side panels and the back brace connectors with the cabinet top. Finally, place the bottom panel on and pull down the same way; now rotate the cabinet right side up

Complete Assembly

Hang cabinet

Insert Mounting Brackets

Using a pair of cabinet supports, insert them in the support rails opposite each other with the long flat side facing up. Slide the cabinet in place, resting on the brackets.

Attach doors

Screw in Hinge Brackets

1. Attach the door hinge clips with 5mm euro screws.

2. Attach cup hinges to the doors with he provided wood screws.

Screw in Hinges

3. Cabinet door clip/snap-on; once attached, use the adjustment screws on the hinge to centre the doors in their opening.

Clip on Door

Attach flop down

Slide the base panel into the bottom of the cabinet and attach the side backets.

Flop door cabinet with just the door base installed

Attach the door at the hinges by tightening the screw with a Posidriv screwdriver. Slide the gas stays into the door clips. Then insert the other end into the hardware on the inside of the cabinet. Use the knob to fine-tune the drop until it is level.

Flop door cabinet with door attached

Slide the gas stays into the door clips. Then insert the other end into the hardware on the inside of the cabinet. Use the knob to fine-tune the drop until it is level.

Flop door cabint with gas stays attached