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RuthL2

12:02PM | 12/19/06
Member Since: 12/18/06
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If anyone is familiar with these mantles, I need to know how to install it against the wall without drilling into/causing damage to the mantle itself. It measures 84"h x 58"w x 10"d, with a mirror in the mantle plate. And...it's all one piece.

Thank you.

RuthL2

03:18PM | 12/19/06
Member Since: 12/18/06
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Thank you very much for your input. It has been duly noted, and I will pass it along to my husband, who is going to "supervise." Thanks again.

doug seibert

03:53PM | 12/19/06
Member Since: 08/10/02
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I think a French Cleat would work .....it's often used to-be-invisible while hanging heavy artwork......cabinets.....fancy paneling systems.....speakers

A single piece of wood the WIDTH of the mantle is ripped at a 45 degree angle.......One half is attached to the back of the mantle within the top third "bevel DOWN"......the Matching half is firmly attached to the wall/chimney at several locations "bevel UP"......

The two pieces rejoin when the mantle is hung......A spacer is also placed at the lower portion of the mirror/mantle/wall for the mantle to hang plumb .

A web search will show many examples......

You can also find the same IDEA expressed in metal........often used for art installations in museums

http://www.govart.com/hardware_cleat.html

"...measure once.....cut twice....throw that one away and cut a new one...."
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