WCD Instructions Floor Standing

We want to make the DIY installation of your closet as simple and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we have created a numbering system so that you may identify the different assembly parts needed for each unit of your closet. We also do as much as possible in our shop like cut your hanger cleat to closet length and assemble the drawers. Wood Closet Designs also provides you with detailed drawings of each individual unit of your closet to further assist you with the installation.  

Understanding your closet and the installation 

  • In your installation packet, you will see a detailed floor plan as well as a top view with each unit of your closet labeled with a specific number. Those numbered units correspond with stickers placed on components of your custom cut closet such as shelves, rods, drawers etc. These numbers are used so that you may know exactly which component of your closet belongs in the correct place.    For example, You purchase a 24” wide double hanger unit (DHS124) and it is labeled with a “1” in your floor plan. In the packages of your closet, you will find two 24” wide shelves labeled with a “1”, and two 24” long hanger rods labeled with a “1”. Any component labeled with a “1” will be used to fully assemble unit “1” of your floor plan. Refer to the floor plans to know which components are used in which units. 

  • All the vertical side panels are the same and can be placed/used interchangeably unless otherwise noted. 

  • Some hardware components, such as drawer glides and cam shelves, have specific locations where they must go. These locations are shown in the detailed drawings for each individual unit. Shelves that are not cam locked, i.e. adjustable shelves, can be placed anywhere suiting your preference using the adjustable pins. 

  • Please read the following steps thoroughly and carefully as our fixed lifetime warranty is based upon following the correct installation procedures. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding your closet and the installation. Failure to follow the proper installation procedures will void the warranty. 

Tools needed for installation 

  •  #2 Phillips Screw Driver                           - Step Ladder

  • Tape Measure                                            - Stud Finder

  • Level 

  • Power Drill

Where to start? 

After breaking down all the boxes and separating components by unit, we are now ready to begin installation. Grab two of the long vertical side panels for your first unit and begin assembling from the top down. If there are corner fillers present in this closet system, you will need to start there first and build the units out from there. Before inserting the bottom shelf, the front toe kick will need cam locked into place with the hardware provided. Once the toe kick is secured, insert the bottom shelf at an upward angle and cam lock the rear end of the shelf on both sides. The front of the bottom shelf simply rests on the toe kick and is not locked into place. Another way to secure the bottom shelf above the toe kick is to use the anti-slip adjustable pins. Following the basic instructions below and the detailed drawings of the units, completing installation of the remaining units should be a breeze. 

Basic Instructions for Custom Components 

These basic installation instructions are to assist you in the assembly of your custom components such as shelves, hangers, drawers, doors, etc. Please refer to your detailed drawings for information on placement of the hardware. Note that if your closet system has a corner unit, installation must begin with that unit to ensure proper fit. 

Cam Shelves 

  • Cam shelves are a type of shelf that locks into place using cam screws and cam locks. You will be able to identity a cam shelf by the 4 holes drilled ¾ of the way through the bottom side of your shelf. Using a hammer or mallet, lightly tap the cam locks into the holes in the shelf making sure the open end of the cam lock is facing out so that it may receive the cam screw. In your detailed drawings of each unit, we will tell you where you should place your cam screws. Using a power drill with a #2 phillips bit, screw two of the cam screws into each side where the cam shelf will be placed. Now the cam shelf is ready to be placed onto the cam screws. Turn the cam locks clockwise for a half of a turn using a phillips head screw driver. These cam shelves are vital because they help provide the strength and stability for your closet system.   


  • Our hangers use special holes and can be positioned in two different ways for most of our closet units. To install a hanger unit, place wardrobe tub cups into place and screw to the side using the hardware provided. Slip in the wardrobe tube and you are finished. 


  • Locate where to screw the basket slides into the side panel by using your detailed drawing for that unit. After the slides have been attached, pull the inner sections of both slides until they are fully extended toward you. Now the basket is ready to be placed on top of the slides and some light down pressure will clip them into place.  


  • Drawers come fully assembled so all you must do is screw the drawer slides into place. Where to screw the slides into the side panel will be found in your detailed drawings. After they have been installed, simply set the drawer on top of the track for the slides and push it close until you hear a click. Each side of the drawer front can be adjusted up or down by moving the dial located on the green and white glide clip located on the bottom of the drawer box.

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Adjustable Shelves 

  • Adjustable Shelves can be used in many configurations or not at all. Our suggested location of the adjustable shelves can be found in the detailed drawings. To keep the adjustable shelves from sliding around, tap the top of the shelf in the areas where it is resting on the pins. 

Shoe Shelves 

  • Shoe shelves require you to the insert the shoe fence into the shelf. This is most easily done by lightly pounding the fence into place with a rubber mallet. If a mallet is not available, then a normal hammer will be fine but a protective barrier such as a towel is needed so that the metal hammer does not damage the shoe fence. Shoe shelves have cam locks in the front and sit on adjustable pins in the back. Refer to your drawings for placements of the cam screws and pins. 

Corner Units 

  • Detailed instructions for the assembly of corner units will be found in the pages of and your detailed drawings. Corner Units must be installed first and each wall built out from there. If two corner units share a wall on one of their sides, a variable width unit between the corners will need to be cut to the correct width to ensure proper fit. 


  • Detailed instructions for the assembly of hampers will be found in the pages of your detailed drawings. The hamper door can be aligned by adjusting the screws on the hinge plate. 

Shoe Towers 

  • Detailed instructions of assembly of the shoe tower will be found in the pages of your detailed drawings. To help support the weight of the shoe tower, you must install the extended cam screws into the side panels where the second shelf from the bottom will be attached. This shelf will be the one to support the entire weight of the Shoe Spinner. The very bottom shelf will simply rest on the toe kick. The toe kick will need screwed into the side panels, from the back, using the pocket holes. 


  • Detailed instructions for the assembly of doors will be found in the pages of your detailed drawings. Doors can be aligned by adjusting the screws on the hinge plate. 

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  • The black metal L-brackets will be used at the end of installation and are there to help stabilize the units as a whole. Find a stud to anchor to and attach the L-bracket to the bottom shelf of a unit. We recommend at least one L-bracket per wall.

About us

The beauty and warmth of real wood in a hanging closet organizer system with features found in a custom built closets: Drawers, corner units, islands, shoe racks, baskets, and more. Crafted in Ohio in the USA, get lasting American-made quality at an incredibly affordable price!

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1050 West State Street Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832


740-498-8363, 1-800-367-1133









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