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Shelving Systems Design Guidelines

Shelving Systems are available in thousands of configurations for all available applications. Shelving Systems can be configured as free standing systems or attached to moveable carriages for a High Density Shelving System.

Inside Automated Solution Association’s Shelving System Design Center for Architect and Design Firms are the answers to many of your questions. Consulting with your local ASA Member is critical to creating a successful solution for customers. Our Shelving System experts will assist in the successful design and implementation of a shelving system for your client.

The sections below will assist you in preparing for a new storage system set up. For hands on assistance with your planning and budgeting needs, please contact your local ASA Member by filling out a form on this Web site or calling them direct. Each ASA Member is unique and offers different products and services.

Fixed Shelving

Four Post Shelving Design Considerations

L & T shelving consists of an “L” post (starter unit) and a “T” upright (adder unit). “T” posts can be configured with open or closed upright partitions. Shelves attach to the posts via a left to right double riveted shelf support and can be supported with a front to back shelf reinforcement running the depth of the shelf for shelves 18″ and deeper.

Standard L & T Shelving Dimensions Available

Custom Sizes available upon request

Depth Width Height
9″ 30″ 76-1/4″
10″ 36″ 85-1/4″
12″ 42″ 88-1/4″
15″ 48″ 97-1/4″
16″
18″
24″
30″
32″
36″

Clear Heights & Shelf Openings

Media Heights 76-1/4″ 85-1/4″ 88-1/4″ 97-1/4″
Multimedia 5-1/4″ 12 13 14 15
Tapes 6-3/4″ 8 9 9 10
8-1/4″ 7 7 8 9
Letter Size File Folders 9-3/4″ 7 7 8 9
Legal Size File Folders, Record Boxes 11-1/4″ 6 6 7 7
Binders 12-3/4″ 5 6 6 7
14-1/4″ 4 5 5 6
15-3/4″ 4 5 5 5
17-1/4″ 4 4 4 5
18-3/4″ 3 4 4 4
20-1/4″ 3 3 4 4
21-3/4″ 3 3 3 4
23-1/4″ 3 3 3 3
24-3/4″ 2 3 3 3

Accessories Available for Four Post Shelving:

Adjustable File Dividers

  • Available for file folders and x-rays

Roll-Out Reference Shelves
Doors (Lockable)

  • Hinged Doors
  • Sliding Doors (Double or Single)
  • Rollup Doors

High Density Roll-Out Drawers

  • Hanging Folders
  • Checks
  • Aperature Cards
  • Parts & Tools

Weapon Rack Inserts

  • Rifle Storage
  • Hand Gun Storage

Bin Partitions
Periodical Shelves