Decide the height at which you would like your RhinoMini to be installed.
We recommend 82-84 inches in a typical scenario. However, your ceiling height or specific needs may vary. The RhinoMini must be mounted 13 inches below the ceiling to allow for the diagonal support to function correctly.
Once a height is established, mark that height on your wall. Then, locate the studs in your installation area.
*Note: Most homes are built with the studs located 16 inches apart. In some cases, the studs are 24 inches apart. The RhinoMini easily accommodates both of these scenarios.
Draw a level, horizontal line in the length you intend to install (4', 8', 12', etc.).
Starting the Installation on the Left Wall
Begin by converting the Left End Assembly to a Left Wall Assembly. Simply detach the diagonal support arm by unscrewing the nut and bolt, as shown.
Place the Left Wall Assembly against the wall on the left side of your installation area with the top of the bracket aligned with your level line. On the Left Wall Assembly, mark the stud locations and drive the included lag bolts through the Left Wall Assembly and into the center of the studs.
*Note: You may need to use your 1/4-inch drill bit to drill through the Left Wall Assembly. This is expected and will not affect the strength of the system.
If you are installing a 4-feet RhinoMini in the Wall-to-Wall configuration, see Finishing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall below.
If you are installing 8-feet or greater, see Continuing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall below.
Continuing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall Configuration
Tee Assemblies are used to continue RhinoMini shelf kits that are 8-feet and longer. Installing a Tee Assembly is simple. Begin with the Tee Wall Bracket.
Using the level line that you drew earlier, place the Tee Wall Bracket such that the top of the Tee Wall Bracket is aligned with the level line. Install the Tee Wall Bracket as shown in the center of the stud that is closest to 48 inches away from the Left Wall Assembly that you installed earlier. Pilot holes are drilled with a 3/16-inch bit that is 3 and 1/2 inches in length. Lag bolts are driven into the wall with a 7/16 drive socket.
*Note: Your Tee Wall Bracket may appear different than that in the video (due to continuing improvements to the design of Rhino Shelf products). However, the principles are the same.
Place the pre-assembled Tee Assembly onto the Tee Wall Bracket under the lower lag bolt. Notice that the Tee Assembly is temporarily held in place so that your hands are free. Using a 1/2-inch wrench and a 1/2-inch drive socket, attach the Tee Assembly to the Tee Wall Bracket with the included 5/16" bolts and nuts.
Using a 2-foot level, draw a vertical line from the center of the lag bolts in the Tee Wall Bracket up 13 inches and make a mark. This line is the center of a stud and will provide guidance when installing the upper diagonal arm.
Place the 2-foot level on on the Tee Assembly horizontally and maneuver the upper diagonal arm to make contact with the wall. The placement of the upper diagonal bracket should be determined by making sure that the Tee Assembly is level. When level is achieved, attach the upper diagonal bracket to the wall using the same technique as before (drill a pilot hole, then drive the included lags.)
*Note: You may install Tee Assemblies to continue the installation in 4-feet sections. The number of Tee Assemblies that you received in your package is relative to the length that you ordered.
When installed, the Tee Assembly will look like this:
Finishing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall Configuration
Convert your Right End Assembly into a Right Wall Assembly by removing the diagonal support arm. This process is exactly the same as before when you converted the Left End Assembly into a Left Wall Assembly.
Place the Right Wall Assembly against the wall on the right side of your installation area with the top of the bracket aligned with your level line. On the Right Wall Assembly, mark the stud locations and drive the included lag bolts through the Right Wall Assembly and into the center of the studs.
*Note: Again, you may need to use your 1/4-inch drill bit to drill through the Right Wall Assembly. This is expected and will not affect the strength of the system.
Installing the Shelf Decking
The simple installation is nearly complete! It is time to attach the shelf decking.
We recommend 2x4s because of their strength and availability at any home improvement store or lumber yard.
*Note: The RhinoMini will have 3 boards per 4-feet section. Although the video below shows 5 boards, the method for installing the 2x4s is exactly the same as shown.
At the wall, measure the horizontal distance between the vertical portion of each assembly. Cut your 2x4s and begin installing the boards at the front of each section. Keep your front 2x4s as flush as possible with the front of the assembly.
The RhinoMini has 3 boards per bay.
Congratulations! Your RhinoMini Installation is complete!