How the system works

A track and a pin

At the core of the shelving system is the aluminum E-Track and a pin.

Shelves, cabinets and tables are hung from the E-Track – using no tools – simply by slipping the notched pins into position.

Shelves have a second hole so that they may be hung either way up.

The easy interchangeability of the components encourages either day-to-day rearrangements or complete reconfigurations.

 
 

How easy is it to install?

Our customers, Matt and Sarah, sent us this video of them installing their first system. It confirmed what we hear so often: “It was easier and more enjoyable than I could ever have expected; and the instructions were foolproof.” View more customer comments

We even give you the correct wall fixings and the clever templates to help you.

Installation service
If you do not want to install, you can ask someone who is handy with a drill and a level, or we can do it for you. Ask our planners if we can install in your area.

Three interchangeable structures

The E-Track can be attached directly to a straight and sound wall (wall mounted). Alternatively the same E-Track can be attached to an X-Post and stood in front of the wall, held upright by adjustable wall brackets (semi-wall mounted).

If you have no wall nearby, the E-Track may be attached to one or both sides of the X-Post and compressed between the floor and ceiling. Our planners will give you advice regarding acceptable ceiling heights and loadings.

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Wall mounted: E-Tracks are fixed directly to a wall to achieve the simplest and cheapest form of the system.
Wall mounted: E-Tracks are fixed directly to a wall to achieve the simplest and cheapest form of the system.
Semi-wall mounted: the system uses just the wall and floor to spread the load and avoid obstructions.
Semi-wall mounted: the system uses just the wall and floor to spread the load and avoid obstructions.
Compressed: the system uses the floor and ceiling and can now have shelves on both sides.
Compressed: the system uses the floor and ceiling and can now have shelves on both sides.
 
 

Two bay widths

Combinations of the esoteric 26 1/4" and 35 7/8" bays are all that it takes to meet almost every available space. For example, the system has 27 possible bay combinations for a wall of 16 feet width.

If you expect to load your shelves heavily, our planners will suggest using narrow bays. If you want, say, a row of cabinets to look more elegant, we might suggest wide bays.

Our planners will just need to know from you the width and height of your space and what you need to store or display.

Four shelf depths

The slender but strong shelves come in four depths.

When combined with the easy adjustment of the vertical spacing between shelves, the system can accommodate almost all storage and display demands.

We suggest taking a moment to measure a few of the items that will go on your shelves; it is time well spent. This will help your planner to plan your ideal system.

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6 1/4” deep for paperback books and CDs
6 1/4” deep for paperback books and CDs
8 1/2” deep for most of your book collection
8 1/2” deep for most of your book collection
11 3/4” deep for larger books, files and display
11 3/4” deep for larger books, files and display
14 1/4” deep for largest-format books and vinyl LPs
14 1/4” deep for largest-format books and vinyl LPs
Drawers of various sizes to hide and organize
Drawers of various sizes to hide and organize
Doors of different types for different uses
Doors of different types for different uses
Bookends, drawer dividers, paper and pencil trays to bring order
Bookends, drawer dividers, paper and pencil trays to bring order
Desk shelves and tables to accommodate work or play
Desk shelves and tables to accommodate work or play
Sloping shelves for display or even shoes
Sloping shelves for display or even shoes
Hanging rail for your hallway or entire wardrobe
Hanging rail for your hallway or entire wardrobe
 

So much more than shelves

A variety of additional cabinets, tables and accessories cater for almost every need.

You can, for example, hang a wall of cabinets in your kitchen; create a sophisticated wardrobe with drawers and hanging rails; or organize your entire home-entertainment system.

Most importantly, you can add extra components at any time in the future, safe in the knowledge that they will be both available and compatible. Reassuring.

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Rearranging

After a few simple changes your system is ready for a new use

 
 

Hide those wires

Some tips to keep your wires neat and tidy

 

How do I buy from you?

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Measure and photograph your space…

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…and tell us how you want to use your system

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We will plan for you…

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…and deliver, worldwide, direct to your door

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