Instructions for the ClosetMaid 9 Cube Organizer

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Instructions for the ClosetMaid 9 Cube Organizer
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You may feel the need for more storage space, even if your home wasn't built with lots of that in mind. The ClosetMaid 9 Cube Organizer can fulfill these needs with custom cube storage. This is a very simple storage unit divided into nine separate cubbies. The organizer can be secured to the wall or stacked and secured to other cube storage units to expand your storage possibilities. The best part is that you can do it on your own with a few simple household tools.

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Things You'll Need

  • Pencil

  • ClosetMaid 9 Cube Organizer

  • Stud locator

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

  • Hammer

Step 1: Check for All the ClosetMaid 9 Cube Organizer Pieces

Open the box containing the ClosetMaid 9 Cube Organizer and check that you have all of the parts. You should have two side panels, one top panel, one bottom panel, two horizontal dividers, five shelve backings and six shelve dividers. Additionally, there should be one L-shaped wall bracket, one 1/2-inch wall screw, one 1-1/2-inch wall screw, two hole plugs, eight long dowels, 10 short dowels, 20 1-1/2-inch-long screws, 20 screw covers, and 60 nails.

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Step 2: Arrange the Pieces

Arrange the shelving pieces so the finished edges face in the same direction. When the organizer is fully assembled, the unfinished edges should not show.

Step 3: Form the Square

Insert a short dowel into each of the four holes in the bottom fixed shelf. They should form a square in the center of the shelf.

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Step 4: Join the Bottom Edge

Join the bottom edge of one of the side panels to the end of the bottom fixed shelf using two 1-1/2-inch screws inserted into pre-drilled holes.

Step 5: Attach the Dividers

Attach the ends of two of the vertical dividers to the bottom panel. Line up the pre-drilled holes in their ends with the dowels in the bottom panel and tap them into place with a hammer.

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Step 6: Stand the Unit Up

Stand the organizer up so the unit forms an "L". Insert four long dowels into the holes along the top edges of the two horizontal dividers. Place one of the horizontal dividers on top of the two vertical dividers, line up the holes in the bottom surface of the horizontal divider with the dowels in the two shelf dividers and hammer into place.

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Step 7: Secure the Horizontal Divider

Secure the horizontal shelf divider to the side panel using two 1-1/2-inch screws.

Step 8: Attach Vertical Dividers

Insert a long dowel into each of the four holes on top surface of the horizontal divider. Attach two vertical dividers to the top of the horizontal divider, lining up the holes in their bottom edges with the dowels. Hammer into place.

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Step 9: Attach the Horizontal Divider

Insert long dowels into each of the holes on the top edges of the vertical shelf dividers. Place the second horizontal divider over the vertical dividers, line up the holes on the horizontal divider with the dowels and hammer into place. Attach the horizontal divider to the side panel using 1-1/2-inch screws.

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Step 10: Secure the Shelf Dividers

Insert long dowels into the four holes on the top surface of the horizontal divider. Line up two shelf dividers with the dowels and hammer into place.

Step 11: Set the Top Panel

Insert two short dowels into the holes on the top edges of the vertical shelf dividers. Place the top panel on the vertical shelf dividers lining up the holes in the bottom surface of the top panel with the dowels. Hammer into place.

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Step 12: Attach the Top Panel

Attach the top panel to the side panel using 1-1/2-inch screws.

Step 13: Attach the Side Panel

Line up the other side panel with the rest of the organizer. Be careful to line up all of the holes. Attach the side panel to the organizer using 1-1/2-inch screws.

Step 14: Cover the Screws

Cover all of the exposed screws with the screw covers. Fill in extra holes with hole plugs. Insert dowels into the holes if you are going to stack another unit on top of this one.

Step 15: Position the Back Panels

Lay the organizer flat so the back is exposed. Position the back panels so they cover each of the corner cubbies as well as the center cubby. Attach them using a hammer and nails.

Step 16: Finish the Installation

Use a stud finder to locate an appropriate stud in the wall and mark it with the pencil. Center the L-bracket on the top of the organizer and attach it with 1/2-inch screws. Position the organizer against the wall so the bracket is over the wall stud and attach the bracket to the stud with screws to finish your new ClosetMaid 9 Cube Organizer.

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