FreedomRail shelving systems allow you to create a truly custom storage solution for your closet, pantry, garage, office or storage area. FreedomRail allows you to be a designer (See our freedomRail Design Page). With its flexible design freedomRail allows you configure and reconfigure your system as your storage needs change. You can move, add or remove shelves, Organization-Boxes (O-Boxes) and accessories whenever you choose. FreedomRail shelving is easy to install because you basically mount the rail to the wall and everything else hangs from that.
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|Just two components create the skeleton of a freedomRail system. The Hanging Rail attaches horizontally to the wall, and holds all of the weight of the FreedomRail system. The Hanging Rail Uprights attach to the Hanging Rail and provide the mounting platform for shelf brackets, O-Boxes, Go-Boxes and accessories. Components can be placed anywhere along the length of the Hanging Rail Uprights. This allows you can create a column of shelves between two uprights, but remember that each shelf will need to be
held on each end by an upright.
An example of a very rudimentary freedomRail system would be a one shelf unit, and would include the following:
You will want to take the time to measure your space and decide how wide your shelving system will be. Measure the width of the wall or closet where your FreedomRail system
will be installed. Also make sure the height of the wall is tall enough for what you want to do with the space (ie closet system need to be at least 90 inches so you have enough room for double hang clothing). It is not important to decide exactly where your shelves will go yet.
All FreedomRail metal components (rails, uprights, brackets, etc) are available in your choice of White or a Nickel finish so you will need to decide which finish fits your needs and decor.
Once you've measured twice, you can choose your Hanging Rail. As stated above you can select either white or nickel. The Hanging Rails are available in the following lengths:
To mount the Hanging Rail, you will want to use the freedomRail Screws and Anchors. These are specifically designed for FreedomRail installation. Detailed instructions on how to install the Hanging Rail can be found at our freedomRail Installation Page.
Since you have measured the height of the system, you know approximately how tall you want your Uprights.
If you want to create a column of shelves, you will need the longest Uprights that your wall will hold. The longer the Upright, the more flexible it is, because you can use it for shelves, O-Boxes or just cover it with hanging clothes.
If you plan to reconfigure your FreedomRail system often, your best bet is to use the longest Hanging Rail Uprights that your wall will support all the way across your system.
The Hanging Rail Uprights are available in 30, 48, 74 and 90 inch lengths. The 48 inch uprights are perfect for double hang closets while the 30 inch uprights work well for long hang closets. 90 inch upright work well in the garage and when you attach the hang rail to the top plate. Then 74 inch uprights are the most popular and most versatile.
Each upright has a screw hole near the bottom so you can affix it to the wall and keep the upright from swaying. In our experience you really do not need to secure the uprights to the wall.
FreedomRail also offers Wall Mounted Uprights that attach directly to the wall using the Screws and Anchors are available. These Uprights are available only in a white finish, and do not require a Hanging Rail.
Two different types of shelves are available in the FR system: Solid Melamine and Profile Wire. Both types of shelving have their advantages. In most
cases, one type will better suit the shelving application and your taste. Of course, you can always
mix Profile Wire Shelves and Melamine Shelves into the same FreedomRail system.
Regardless of whether you choose a Profile Wire Shelf or a Solid Melamine Shelf, you will need at least two Shelf Brackets. The FR shelf brackets attach the shelves to the Hanging Rail Uprights. You will want to place a Shelf Bracket everywhere that a Hanging Rail Upright and a shelf intersect.
As with the other hardware the Shelf Brackets are available in either a White or Nickel finish. Angled Wire Shelf Brackets are available for use with the 12 inch deep Profile Wire Shelving. There are also angled solid shelf brackets for use with 14 inch melamine shelving. These Angled Bracket is ideal for holding shoes in a closet.
For Melamine Shelf Brackets you will notice that the bracket sizes do not match the shelf depths. follow the chart below to determine the proper bracket for melamine shelving:
Several different styles of O-Boxes are available. Depending upon your application, you can choose O-Boxes with shelves or drawers. We even offer a special File Drawer O-Box for home office applications, and a
Shoe Cubbies O-Box for shoe storage in a closet application.
Things to know about O-Boxes:
Adding a Closet Rod to your FreedomRail closet system allows you to hang garments. A Closet Rod may be installed at any height along
the FreedomRail Upright, given that there is a shelf for the Closet Rod to connect to. The Closet Rod will be held in place using
Rod Clips. These Rod Clips each attach to the bottom of a shelf bracket, and hold the Closet Rod securely in place. Closet Rod Stops
are then added to the ends of the Closet Rod to keep your hangers from sliding off.
For each closet rod section, you will need the following:
||Now that you have your freedomRail shelving system picked out it is time to add the finishing touches to make your closet, pantry, office, garage or storage room a truly custom storage area. FreedomRail comes with a wide variety of accessories to make the shelving work perfectly for your particular needs. Some popular accessories are wire shelf hooks, garage hooks, baskets tie racks and valets. Any of these handy accessories will help get and keep you organized because that is really what freedomRail is all about.|