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Installing the shelves in your window!

    

Our plant shelves are very easy to hang using one of the following two methods.

 

  • Angle bracket installed on window trim or wall mounting blocks if your window does not have trim

 

  • Hanging from hooks

 

The mounting method you choose will determine how the cable ends will be configured.

Angle brackets have the cable permanently attached and cables designed for hooks simply end in a loop.

 

Angle Bracket Installation:

 

If your window has trim and is deep enough, you can hang the shelves in less than 5 minutes.

 

  • Place the angle bracket on the top of the window trim and align the shelves to your desired location.

 

  • Drive a finishing nail into the center hole on top of the angle bracket. Leave about 1/4" of the nail above the angle bracket.

 

  • Done!

 

Photos from a window in our office showing how a properly mounted unit should look in a window.

 

                 

 

 

 

Closeup of angle bracket installed on top trim.

  

 

 

Our window depth measurement was slightly less than 2" but the shelves fit nicely without any adjustments.

These are the important measurements you will need to record when you decide to place a custom shelf order.

Use the "Measurement Worksheet" to record and submit your measurements.

 

Installing with hooks:

 

If you are fortunate enough to have very deep windows you can choose to install your shelves using hooks inside the top window frame. Ceiling hook mounts are also a popular option.

 

The three most popular hook options are:

  • Utility Hooks
  • Ceiling/Swag Hooks
  • Magnetic Hooks

 

Utility Hooks

 

Utility hooks should only be used when you know solid wood is available for the hook to screw into.

You should use at least a #6 hook with 1" of screw shaft.

You will need at least 3" of clearance down the entire window length from the hook install point to ensure the lower shelves are obstruction free.

Blinds and shades will most likely not work with hook mount installs unless the windows are very deep.

 

Ceiling/Swag Hooks

 

Ceiling/Swag hooks can be used instead of utility hooks if you desire a more decorative hook.

Many ceiling/swag hooks will come with both a screw base and a toggle bolt base for use in hollow core areas like ceilings.

Be sure to adhere to the weight ratings for your hooks, especially toggle hooks in drywall.

 

Magnetic Hooks

 

Most commercial/office buildings will utilize metal frames around the window.

Several customers have used neodymium magnetic hooks to good success when the frames are made from a ferrous material like steel instead of aluminum.

As with the toggle hooks in drywall, be sure to adhere to the weight ratings for your hooks.

 

Photos of customer installs using hooks.

 

 

 

 

Installing on windows without trim:

 

If your window doesn't have trim and you also can't install with hooks you will have to install a mounting block on the wall above your window to attach the angle bracket to.