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      The metal brackets can be used to fully support the mantel if they are anchored securely to studs or masonry.

      If you are using the French cleat bracket to support the mantel the metal brackets can be installed as decorative elements. In this case the 3/8 lag bolts can be screwed into the drywall as the metal brackets will be held in place by the #10 wood screws.

      Installation using metal brackets as support.

      Tools needed

      1. Drill (with hammer feature if mounting on stone or masonary)
      2. 5/8” & 5/32 Masonary drill bits if installing on masonary or stone.
        15/64’ drill bit if installing on studs.
      3. Tape measure
      4. Level
      5. Pencil
      6. Screwdriver
      7. Ratchet with 9/16“ socket

      Parts Included

      1. Mantel
      2. Cleat
      3. Metal Brackets (2)
      4. 2 1/2“ Power Pro Torx screws (4-6) (For cleat installation)
      5. 3/8-2 1/2” Lag bolts (4)
      6. 5/8” Lag shields (4)
      7. 3/8“ Washers (4)
      8. #10x1” philips screws (4)
      9. T-25 Torx drive bit (For cleat installation)

      STEP 1

      Decide at what height the mantel is to be installed. Using a pencil and level mark the location of the bottom of the mantel.

      STEP 2

      Hold each bracket in place making sure the support ledge is at the same height as the pencil mark.

      Using a pencil mark the center of the brackets holes.

      STEP 3

      Stone or Masonry

      Using a hammer drill with a 5/8” masonary bit, drill holes at the 4 marked locations. Then Insert a lag shield into each hole.

      Studs

      Use a 15/64” drill bit to make pilot holes at the 4 marked locations.

      STEP 4

      Install each bracket using the 3/8” lag bolts and washers.

      STEP 5

      Place the mantel on the brackets and secure in place using the 1” philips screws.

      (note: The mantels cleat indicates its top.)

      Installation using French cleat as support.

      Tools needed

      1. Drill (with hammer feature if mounting on stone or masonary)
      2. 5/8” & 5/32 Masonary drill bits if installing on masonary or stone.
        15/64’ drill bit if installing on studs.
      3. Tape measure
      4. Level
      5. Pencil
      6. Screwdriver
      7. Ratchet with 9/16“ socket
      8. Stud Finder
      9. T25 Torx bit (included).

      Parts Included

      1. Mantel
      2. Cleat
      3. Metal Brackets (2)
      4. 2 1/2“ Power Pro Torx screws (4-6) (For cleat installation)
      5. 3/8-2 1/2” Lag bolts (4)
      6. 5/8” Lag shields (4)
      7. 3/8“ Washers (4)
      8. #10x1” philips screws (4)
      9. T-25 Torx drive bit (For cleat installation)

      STEP 1

      Hold the mantel on the wall in its desired place and make a small pencil mark where the top of the mantel meets the wall. Remove the mantel.

      STEP 2

      Measure 3-3/8” down from the pencil mark. At that point and with the aid of a level make a horizontal line with a pencil.

      STEP 3

      Hold the French cleat bar against the wall with it’s bottom resting on the pencil line. Then drive the included Torx head PowerPro screws through the thickest section of the bar and into the wall. The included Torx head PowerPro screws work in wood, masonry and metal.

      Drywall - Whenever possible, we recommend driving the screws into the wall stud. If studs aren’t an option, we advise using toggle bolts. (Available at any hardware store).

      Stone/Masonry - Drill a pilot hole with the 5/32 masonry bit. Drive the included PowerPro screws through the bar and into the stone/masonry.

      STEP 4

      Lift your mantel up and hook it into the French cleat bar.

      STEP 5

      Decide where you wouldd like the brackets to be placed. Hold each bracket in place.

      Using a pencil mark the center of the brackets holes.

      STEP 6

      Stone or Masonry

      Using a hammer drill with a 5/8” masonary bit, drill holes at the 4 marked locations. Then Insert a lag shield into each hole.

      Studs

      Use a 15/64” drill bit to make pilot holes at the 4 marked locations.

      STEP 7

      Install each bracket using the 3/8” lag bolts and washers.

      STEP 8

      Secure the mantel in place using the #10x1” philips screws.