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How to Install Slatwall

Learn how to utilize unused space with slatwall with these easy step-by-step directions.

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utilize unused space in garage with slatwall
  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Determine the Lowest Point of the Ceiling

Mark a level line around the room at any point. Then measure from the ceiling to the line to determine the lowest point of the ceiling along all the walls. Mark this point's location.

Step 2: Mark the Top of the Slat Wall

Next, measure 12-1/4" down from the lowest point and transfer this measurement to the wall, snapping another chalk line. This will be the line that marks the top of the slat wall.

Step 3: Find the Studs

Determine the location of studs using a stud sensor and mark all stud placements.

Step 4: Install the J-tracks

Install the J-tracks at the end of the panels, then set the first panel level with the horizontal chalk line at the 12-1/4" measurement. Using screws long enough to go into the studs at least 1" deep to secure the panel at every slot along the stud line throughout the first row.

Step 5: Install All Slatwall Pieces

To start the second panel, align the tongue on the top of the second panel with the groove on the bottom of the first row. Drill a screw into every slot along the stud line. Continue process until all slatwall pieces are installed.

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