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Old 01-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Solid oak mantel shelf ideas


I am building a solid oak (8/4 x 10 stock) with a finished size of 1.75 x 9.75 x 50" and would like some mounting ideas. It will incorporate 2 corbels mounted to sheetrock over 2 x 4 stud framing. I want to keep it clean which means no molding hiding hardware. Any ideas will be helpfull.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Long hanger bolts used the same way as rail bolts are used when building hand rails.
Counter bore holes in the under side so you can get a nut on the bolt and plug the hole with 1" plugs.

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I am building a solid oak (8/4 x 10 stock) with a finished size of 1.75 x 9.75 x 50" and would like some mounting ideas. It will incorporate 2 corbels mounted to sheetrock over 2 x 4 stud framing. I want to keep it clean which means no molding hiding hardware. Any ideas will be helpfull.
Is it for a fireplace? Have you considered wrought iron brackets?
Our daughter has a brick FP in her family room with wrought iron
brackets and its a nice look.
We also have a shelf in our foyer with wrought iron brackets
and I like the look.

oops...I just re-read your post and see that you're using corbels.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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If u r opening Sheetrock u can either use double threaded bolts and insert into oak and put 2x6 on fkat between studs with a whole for bolt with nut snd washers n inside but that is tight. Or notch your studs 1 1/2 thick by couple inches higher than mantle then screw 2x material to mantle leaving some exposed above and below so u can. Screw into studs.
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