Reed Annex shelving

A new shelving system was designed for Reed Annex to maximize flexibility and minimize break down time for the frequent pop-up shops that take over the space. It’s a slot fitted system made from laser cut plywood. (Some photos courtesy of Staple Design.)

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Jeff and I originally installed basic hardware store shelf brackets for hanging items. But the need to regularly empty the store of all hardware created challenges with standard fastening systems.

Jeff and I originally installed basic hardware store shelf brackets for hanging items. But the need to regularly empty the store of all hardware created challenges with standard fastening systems.

The new concept proposed a slot fit system hanging from a minimal and permanently fastened upper rail.

The new concept proposed a slot fit system hanging from a minimal and permanently fastened upper rail.

Laser cut rail and hanger parts being finished.

Laser cut rail and hanger parts being finished.

Brackets.

Brackets.

The shelf bracket design contains the store's intitials: R.A.

The shelf bracket design contains the store's intitials: R.A.

The system hangs on a rail of two pieces sandwiched together.

The system hangs on a rail of two pieces sandwiched together.

The sandwiched rail is fastened to the wall.

The sandwiched rail is fastened to the wall.

The rail runs the perimeter of the store.

The rail runs the perimeter of the store.

"Hooks" grab the rail and support hangers.

"Hooks" grab the rail and support hangers.

Shelf and bar brackets fit into hangers.

Shelf and bar brackets fit into hangers.

Brackets have notches that fit into and lock shelves into place.

Brackets have notches that fit into and lock shelves into place.

One 48" unit of the system.

One 48" unit of the system.

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Elements of the system are easy for store employees to maneuver without tools for configuring the space.

Elements of the system are easy for store employees to maneuver without tools for configuring the space.

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