Asked by: Anaisa Groon
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020

How do you hang a mantel on a brick fireplace?

Squeeze a moderate amount of adhesive into each of the holes in the back of the mantel, then lift the mantel and position it into 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.

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Also know, how do you install a heavy wood mantel on a brick fireplace?

Slide Over Bolts Method

  1. Locate the studs behind the brick, stone, or faux veneer.
  2. Drive 1/2in lag screws through each of the studs.
  3. Have a helper support the mantel while you mark the location of the support rods on the back of the beam.
  4. Apply construction adhesive into the holes.
  5. Slide into place, admire, and enjoy!

One may also ask, how thick should a fireplace mantel be? Our standard thickness for a plank-style mantel is 3-4 inches; 1/2 log styles are typically 5-7 inches thick at the center.

Also know, what should I hang over my fireplace mantel?

15 Mantel Decor Ideas for Above Your Fireplace

  • Mirror. Image Provided by: New Darlings.
  • Art. You don't have to be a fine art connoisseur to feature art you love in your home, and above your mantel is the perfect place to show off your artistic taste.
  • Family Photos. Image Provided by: Pursuit of Handyness.
  • Television.
  • Clock.
  • Wreath.
  • Chalkboard.
  • Window Pane.

How do you make a rustic mantel?

  1. Cut the wood to size.
  2. Age and distress the wood beam.
  3. Sand down the mantel.
  4. Assess the distressed markings.
  5. Step 6: Stain and apply paint treatment.
  6. Mark the location of the corbels and cut the board for the bottom of the mantel beam.
  7. Create the faux brick corbels.
  8. Attach the corbels to the bottom board.

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