Before installing your vertical wall-hanging rack, measure your wall space to ensure that it will accommodate 25″ wide and 32″ in vertical height. Ensure that your rack’s hardware package is intact: you should receive four wall brackets with screws.
For this project, you will need additional tools that are not included with your purchase. Always remember to wear personal protective equipment. Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from airborne debris. Wear safety gloves to minimize the risk of hand injury during installation.
- pencil to mark drill holes
- electric drill
- drill bits appropriate for the wall surface material (drywall, wooden fence posts, brick)
- screw driver
- protective safety/work gloves
- protective safety glasses
- additional 4 to 8 wall plugs/screws may be required
STEP ONE: LEVEL AND MARK DRILL HOLES
Hold the rack against the wall, ensure placement is level. Using a pencil, mark 4 drill holes if affixing directly to the wall. The wall brackets are used if an inch of separation is desired between the rack and the wall. If using the brackets to hang the rack, mark all 8 drill holes.
STEP TWO: PRE-DRILL AND HAMMER IN WALL PLUGS
Fit the electric drill with the appropriate drill bit for your wall material (drywall, wooden fence posts, brick). Pre-drill all of the holes that were marked in STEP ONE, using the electric drill. Insert wall plugs as necessary.
STEP THREE: MOUNT METAL FRAME
If using wall brackets, tighten set screws to secure frame firmly.
STEP FOUR: CLIP CUBE PLANTERS TO THE RACK
Carefully install the cube planters by clipping the back of the planter onto the rack. The connection will be tight. Push carefully to avoid breaking the clip of the planter. This ensures that the planters are secure especially in outdoor weather. Add soil, plant material and water to the planter prior to clipping.
STEP FIVE: WATER PLANTS AS NEEDED
The water reservoir of the 6″ cube planter will hold approximately 1″ of excess water. Avoid over-watering to prevent plant damage and root rot.