How To Attach Mantle To Wall

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How is mantle attached to wall?

Since neither option is very sturdy, we recommend you attach the mantel to a cleat—a simple piece of lumber securely fastened to the wall. One cleat runs horizontally under the mantel shelf, and the others run vertically inside the legs (most mantels are hollow in back). via

How do you hang a heavy mantle on drywall?

Holding your drill at a 45 degree angle downward, drill a pilot hole through the shelf and drywall and into the stud. Install a finishing nail into each of the pilot holes with a nail gun or hammer; the nails must be long enough to penetrate at least 1 inch into the drywall. These nails will secure the mantle in place. via

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How far should a mantle stick out?

The proportions of your mantel in relationship to your fireplace are important. Generally, your mantel should extend a minimum of three inches beyond the opening of your fireplace. via

How do you attach a mantel to Brick?

Lift the mantel and position it in place, aligning the holes in the back of the mantel with the support rods. Push the mantel onto the rods until the back of the mantle is against the bricks. Gently tap with a small hammer and a small piece of wood if necessary to completely align the mantel next to the brick. via

Do you install mantel before or after stone?

It's best to build the mantel right into the stone, rather than refinishing the fireplace first. via

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How do you remove floating mantel from drywall?

Pound the bottom of the mantel shelf with a rubber mallet to separate it from the wall if it doesn't release when you pry the base of the mantel away from the wall, advises Fireplace Town. Tap it gently, but with enough force to pull the nails from the wall. Once it's loosened, pull out on the shelf to remove it. via

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What is a floating mantel shelf?

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