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Old 01-12-2014, 11:36 AM   #1
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I'd like to mount a floating fireplace mantel to wood studs. Any thoughts on construction of a mantel as well as mounting?


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Old 01-12-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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DIY mantel

Build the mantel so a 2X4, standing edgewise, will slide inside the back. Fasten the 2X4 to the studs, slide the mantel onto the 2X4 and nail mantel through top of mantel into 2X4.


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Thanks, Jim. I don't even have a fireplace, but I'm filing that info away for future use.
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