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SECTION 105613 (10675) – WOOD-CLAD METAL LIBRARY SHELVING (Case-Type)
PART 1 - GENERAL
1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS
A. Drawing and general provisions of the contract, including general and supplementary
conditions and related specification sections, apply to this section.
A. This section includes the following:
Wood-clad Library Case-Type Metal Shelving
A. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards
B. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards
A. General: Case-Type Metal Shelving, Wood-clad
1. Metal Components and Accessories: All shelving components including accessories
shall be finished with an electrostatically applied Gloss-Tek™ powder coat as
outlined in Section 2.5 A and B.
2. Wood Components as outlined in Section 2.3 I 1 O: Select from manufacturer's
standard solid wood and veneer finishes as outlined in Section 2.5 C.
C. Sizes: Per manufacturer's standard offering as outlined in Section 1.5.
1.5 PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
A. Design Requirements:
1. A minimum of _____ linear shelf inches must be provided. Consult drawing for plan
view and elevation details.
2. Available in standard heights of 40-1/4 inches (1022 mm), 64-1/4 inches (1632 mm),
76-1/4 inches (1937 mm), 85-1/4 inches (2165 mm), 88-1/4 inches (2242 mm), 97-
1/4 inches (2474 mm), 100-1/4 inches (2546 mm), and 121-1/4 inches (3080 mm).
Other heights shall be available variable on 1-1/2 inch (38 mm) increments as
required to meet application needs.
3. Available in nominal widths of 24 inches (610 mm), 30 inches (762 mm), 36 inches
(914 mm), 42 inches (1067 mm), and 48 inches (1219 mm).
4. Available in nominal depths of 9 inches (229 mm), 10 inches (254 mm), 12 inches
(305 mm), 13 inches (330 mm)15 inches (381 mm), 16 inches (406 mm),18 inches
(457 mm), 20 inches (508 mm), 24 inches (610 mm), 26 inches (660 mm) and 30
inches (762 mm).
B. Seismic Performance: Provide wood-clad case-type metal shelving capable of
withstanding the effects of earthquake motion as required by applicable building codes.
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A. Product Data: Submit manufacturer's product literature and installation instructions.
B. Drawings: Provide layout of shelving including notations and descriptions. Provide
dimensional drawings of all shelving quoted.
C. Initial Selection Samples: For initial selection of colors and textures, submit
manufacturer's color chart(s) showing full range of colors, textures, wood species and
D. Samples: (optional) Provide minimum 3 inch (76MM) square sample of each color and
wood finish selected.
E. Warranty: Submit a copy of manufacturer's warranty.
F. Maintenance Data: Provide manufacturer's instructions for care and cleaning of the
finish. Provide manufacturer's instructions for shelf relocation and/or spacing
G. Reference List: Provide list of recently installed similar type of wood-clad shelving
1.7 QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. Manufacturer Qualifications: Engage an experienced manufacturer who has been
manufacturing this type of wood-clad metal shelving continuously at the same location for
a period of not less than 15 years.
B. Manufacturing Qualifications: Engage an experienced manufacturer whose internal
processes meet or exceed ISO 9001 requirements.
C. Wood Finishes: Engage an experienced manufacturer who adheres to the highest
standards set by the Architectural Woodworking Institute.
D. Installer Qualifications: Engage an experienced installer who is authorized by the
manufacturer to install wood-clad, case-type shelving and has done so for a minimum of
1.8 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND HANDLING
A. Follow manufacturer's instructions and recommendations for delivery, storage and
1.9 PROJECT CONDITIONS
A. Field Measurements: Verify quantities of case-type shelving units before fabrication.
Indicate verified measurements on shop drawings. Coordinate fabrication and delivery to
ensure no delay in progress of the work.
B. Established Dimensions: Where field measurements cannot be made without delaying
the work, establish dimensions and proceed with fabricating case-type shelving units
without field measurements. Coordinate construction to ensure actual dimensions
correspond to established dimensions.
1.10 SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULING
A. Sequence case-type shelving units with adjoining work to minimize possibility of damage
and soiling during remainder of construction period.
B. Schedule installation of specified case-type shelving after finishing operations; including
painting have been completed.
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C. Delivery, Storage, and Handling: Comply with all instructions and recommendations
made by manufacturer or manufacturer's representative for delivery, storage, and
D. Pre-installation Conference: Schedule and conduct conference on project site to review
methods, procedures, and logistic details for installing case-type shelving units.
1. Owner's Representative
2. Prime Contractor or representative
3. Architect, Engineer, or person responsible for the layout design
4. Manufacturer's representative
5. Subcontractors or installers whose work may affect, or be affected by the
installation of this shelving
A. Provide a written warranty, executed by contractor, installer, and manufacturer, agreeing
to repair or replace units, which fail in materials or workmanship within the established
warranty period. This warranty shall be in addition to, and not a limitation of, other rights
the owner may have under general conditions provisions of the contract documents.
B. Limited Lifetime Warranty: Subject to the terms in the written warranty, warrant the
original purchaser exclusively that the steel shelving manufactured by it will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the case-type shelving, and the
wood finishes will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a minimum of
PART 2 – PRODUCTS
A. General: Products are based upon Wood-tek™ Wood-clad Library Case-Type shelving
manufactured by Aurora Storage Products, Inc.
2.2 BASIC MATERIALS
A. General: Provide materials and quality of workmanship, which meet or exceed
established industry standards for products specified. Use furniture grade sheet metal,
wood pieces and fasteners for component fabrication unless indicated otherwise.
Material thickness/gauges are manufacturer's option unless indicated otherwise.
2.3 MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS
1. Case-type library shelving consisting of uprights, shelves, shelf supports, and Quik-
Bases™, designed to be assembled without fasteners or clips. Shelves (except for
divider locating slots where applicable and for attachment of wood shelf edges) and
upright posts shall have no holes on any exposed surface faces. Cross-bracing of
any sort shall be unacceptable. Shelf fronts and backs shall be flush with outside
faces of upright posts. Back panels when required shall be flush with the post face
and require no additional tools or hardware to install. Design shall permit individual
shelf adjustment or removal anywhere along the entire height of the shelving unit.
Shelving shall require no tools to erect or make adjustments to, including relocation
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or removal of individual shelves. Hardware and templates will be provided for
attachment of wood components.
B. Materials and Workmanship:
1. Fabricate shelving units from ASTM Class 1, cold-rolled commercial grade sheet or
coil steel with all bends and radiuses consistent and true. There shall be no sharp
edges and shelving shall exhibit no irregular seams, oil-canning, dents or distortion in
2. Create wood components using birch, a fast growing tree, to help sustain the
environment. All finishes will be in accordance with the highest standards of the
Architectural Woodworking Institute, and shall be hand-stained and hand-rubbed.
3. Hardwood Lumber Specifications: All lumber to meet National Hardwood Lumber
Association (NHLA) grade: FAS. The moisture content (MC) shall be no more than
6% to 8% of total material weight. All lumber shall be plain sawn. Rift or quarter
sawn shall be available and provided upon request.
4. Veneered Component Specifications: All veneered components shall meet
ANSI/HPVA grade: HP12004. All veneered components shall have a grade "A"
face veneer with a balanced back veneer. All face veneer shall be plain sliced. Rift
or quarter sawn shall be provided upon request. All veneered components shall
have a minimum of a Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) core.
1. Formed from steel sheet to tubular "T" (tee) shape posts for intermediate supports
and tubular "L" (angle) shape posts for end supports. Posts shall have keyhole slots
on inner wall only and shall have integrated double 24 gauge structural steel walls
welded between the posts. Upright quantities, sizes, and types are to be determined
by plan view and elevations.
a. Single unit (starter) and/or row end uprights on a range of shelving shall
consist of two 1 inch (25 mm) wide 18 gauge cold rolled steel posts rollformed
into a tubular "L" formation. Keyhole slots shall be punched on the
inner wall only located on 1-1/2 inch (38 mm) centers. There shall be no
holes in the outside face surface of the posts. The front and back posts shall
be joined by welding two 24 gauge full height panels by the nominal shelf
depth to create a structural upright of the required depth and height. Casetype
"L" (angle) uprights to be manufactured to heights specified.
b. Intermediate (adder) uprights located between and linking shelf sections
within a range of shelving shall consist of two 2 inch (51 mm) wide 18 gauge
cold rolled steel posts roll-formed into a tubular "T" formation. "T" uprights
shall be used as a common upright between units. Keyhole slots shall be
punched on the inner wall only located on 1-1/2 inch (38 mm) centers. There
shall be no holes in the outside face surface of the posts. The front and back
posts shall be joined by welding two 24 gauge full height panels by the
nominal shelf depth to create a structural upright of the required depth and
height. Case-type "T" (tee) uprights to be manufactured to heights specified.
1. Shelf shall be formed from 22 gauge cold rolled sheet steel with 5/8 inch (16 mm)
flanges on all sides and a return hem on the front and back flanges for shelf depths
of 9 inches (229 mm), 10 inches (254 mm), 12 inches (305 mm), and 13 inches (330
mm). Shelf shall be formed from 18 gauge cold rolled sheet steel with 5/8 inch (16
mm) flanges on all sides and a return hem on the front and back flanges for shelf
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depths of 15 inches (381 mm), 16 inches (406 mm), 18 inches (457 mm), 20 inches
(508 mm), 24 inches (610 mm), 26 inches (660 mm), and 30 inches (762 mm).
Shelves shall be independently adjustable on 1-1/2 inch (38MM) centers. If slotted,
single entry shelves shall have two rows, and double entry 4 rows of slots to accept
file divider tabs. If plain, no holes shall be permitted on shelf surface for shelf depths
less than 18 inches (457 mm).
E. Canopy Tops:
1. Top shall be formed from 22 gauge cold rolled sheet steel with 5/8 inch (16 mm)
flanges with a return hem on the front and back face. Must be plain, exhibiting no
holes on surface and extend over the upright wall closing the gap between the two
upright panels, thus preventing debris and unwanted items from getting trapped
between upright walls.
F. Shelf supports:
1. Formed from heavy gauge sheet steel. 24 inch (610 mm), 30 inch (762 mm) and 36
inch (914 mm) widths shall be formed of 14 gauge and 42 inch (1067 mm) and 48
inch (1219 mm) shall be formed of 11 gauge hot rolled pickled steel to the specified
width x 3/4 inch (19 mm) or optional 1-1/4 inch (32 mm) high with two additional
return flanges to form a structural channel. A 13/16 inch (21 mm) flange at each end
shall be left unformed to accept two shoulder rivets. Rivets shall be 7/16 inch (11
mm) diameter at the head, solid steel, and spaced to interlock into keyhole slots on
the inner wall of upright post.
G. Nominal Shelf Dimensions:
1. Width: As indicated on the drawing(s). 22 inches (559 mm), 28 inches (711 mm), 34
inches (864 mm), 40 inches (1016 mm), and 46 inches (1168 mm) as required to
best meet available room area and media dimensions.
2. Depth: As indicated on the drawing(s). 9 inches (229 mm), 10 inches (254 mm), 12
inches (305 mm), 13 inches (330 mm), 15 inches (381 mm), 16 inches (406 mm), 18
inches (457 mm), 20 inches (508 mm), 24 inches (610 mm), 26 inches (660 mm),
and 30 inches (762 mm).
3. Shelf Edge Vertical Profile: 3/4 inch (19 mm) maximum; wood-clad shelf edges 1
inch (28.5 mm)
4. Vertical Adjustment increment: 1-1/2 inches (38 mm)
5. Width of Intermediate uprights: 2 inches (51 mm)
6. Clearance Between Uprights: Nominal shelf section width minus 2 inches (51 mm)
7. Levelness of Completed Shelf Units: Maximum of 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) top to bottom,
measured at any upright.
8. Number of Vertical Shelf Spaces: As indicated on the drawings.
9. Vertical Shelf-To-Shelf Spacing: As indicated on the drawings.
H. Load Carrying Capabilities:
1. Provide shelf units capable of supporting a minimum of 40 pounds per lineal foot (18
kg per 305 mm) with maximum deflection of L/140. Shelves shall exhibit no
permanent deflection under fully loaded conditions.
I. Accessories: (optional)
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1. Provide manufacturer's standard. Location and quantity as indicated on the
a. Reference Shelves
b. File Dividers
c. Back Stops
d. Center Stops
e. Hinged Periodical Shelves (Magazine Door)
f. Fixed Periodical Shelves (Sloping Shelf)
g. Media Shelves
h. Newspaper Holder and Sticks
i. Label Holders
j. Wire Book Supports
k. Magnetic Book Ends (Magnetic Divider)
l. Aisle Ties
m. Wall Ties
n. Leveling Feet
o. Wood Components, including any or all of the following, designed from birch
wood, with the exception of end panels and countertops. Stain to be chosen
from manufacturer's standard offering, or custom.
1. End Panels, consisting of veneer over high-density particleboard, in one
of manufacturers five different styles.
2. End Stiles
3. Center Stiles
4. Top Rail
5. Bottom Rail
6. Shelf Edges
7. Front Bases
8. Crown Molding, in one of manufacturers three different styles
9. Countertops, consisting of veneer over high-density particleboard, in one
of manufacturers three different styles
A. General: Coordinate all parties to ensure timely execution of this project and to related
A. Steel Colors:
1. To be selected from manufacturer's standard available colors. A minimum of 29
standard manufacturer's colors shall be offered at no additional charge and a
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minimum of 3 standard metallic colors shall be provided at an additional charge not
to exceed 15%. Available custom color matching is optional. All components shall
be finished with an electrostatically applied powder coat.
B. Steel Powder Coat Finish:
1. Provide electrostatically applied Gloss-Tek™ powder coat. Finish shall consist of a
non-glare raised surface that provides fingerprint resistance. Finish shall be a non-
VOC emitting hybrid powder coat which meets or exceeds ASTM test criteria for
adhesion, flexibility, hardness, and humidity resistance.
2. (optional) An antimicrobial powder coat finish which shall hinder the growth of gram
positive and gram negative bacteria. This shall also include molds and yeasts. The
antimicrobial properties shall be present and fully active for the life of the finish. All
other Gloss-Tek™ powder coat characteristics shall apply.
3. (optional) An ESD powder coat finish which shall dissipate an electrostatic charge.
The electrostatic dissipation properties shall be present and fully active for the life of
the finish. Availability shall be limited to black or granite colors. All other Gloss-
Tek™ powder coat characteristics shall apply.
C. Wood Finish:
1. Finishing materials: Raw materials shall be sanded with a maximum of 150 grit to
obtain a satisfactory finish base. All face surfaces shall be hand sanded with an
orbital sander using no greater than a 180 grit surfacer.
2. Intermediate procedures: A paste filer shall be applied by hand to all seams and
material conjunctions and then sanded with no more than 180 grit. At this point a dye
stain shall be applied via digitally applied spray equipment to all visible surfaces.
3. Top coat: After a dye stain has been applied via spray equipment to ensure required
consistency of results, a white water conversion varnish (non-yellowing), HAPS
compliant shall be applied.
a. A hand rubbed oil stain shall then be applied followed by two coats of sealer
and finally sanded by a 320 grit raw finish.
b. Two coats of varnish topcoat specified elsewhere in this document shall be
PART 3 – EXECUTION
A. For stationary shelving installations, with installer present, examine floor surfaces where
shelving will be located for compliance with manufacturer's requirements for fixed
B. For mobile shelving installations, with installer present, examine mobile carriages for
proper sizing, proper placements of support members for the shelving, and to ensure that
mounting surface is square and level.
C. For all installations it shall be the installer's responsibility to know and to execute all
phases of the installation in compliance with local building codes.
A. General: Follow manufacturer's documented instructions and procedures.
3.3 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
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A. Verify all uprights, shelves, components and accessories are plumb and level. Correct if
B. Replace components that are scratched, dented, or damaged in any manner with new
items from the manufacturer. Surface scratches may be touched up but repair must be
complete and undistinguishable.
A. Adjust all components and accessories to provide smooth operation and proper
A. Upon completion of installation, clean all components and surfaces. Remove all
packaging material, rubbish and debris resulting from installation immediately upon
completion of work and leave area(s) of installation in neat, clean condition.
A. Schedule and conduct demonstration of case-type shelf adjustment by manufacturer or
dealer authorized representative. Review features and proper operation of accessory
items with owner's personnel.
B. Schedule and conduct maintenance training with owner's maintenance personnel.
Training session should include demonstration of case-type shelf adjustment and proper
surface cleaning and preservation procedures that end user personnel would normally
A. Protect system against damage during remainder of construction period. Advise owner
of additional protection needed to ensure that system will be without damage for
remainder of work within the area.
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