Mantel Installation

Mantel installation Step A
  • Place the 2 mantel legs in the correct position, insuring that the distance between them is correct.
  • Level may be used to make sure that they are plumb.
Mantel installation Step B
  • Using a pencil, trace the outline of the 2 legs against the wall
  • Remove the 2 legs.
Mantel installation Step C
  • Screw 2 2×4’s to the wall. They should be placed inside the outline close to the outside edges. The 2×4’s should be secure (either to wall studs or using anchors).
  • Make sure that the thickness of the pre-cast pieces is taken into account: Do not place 2×4’s right against the outline. Leave enough room between the 2×4’s and the traced line to allow the legs to fit in place.
Mantel installation Step D
  • Before placing the legs in the correct positions, drill holes for screws on the outside of each leg. These screws will fasten each leg to the 2×4.
  • Put each leg into correct position and attach using the screws.
  • As an added measure, construction adhesive may be used between 2×4’s and the pre-cast legs.
Mantel installation Step E
  • After the legs have been fastened, place the mantel top in its correct position, and draw its outline against the wall. A level may be used to insure that the top is in the correct position.
  • Remove the mantel top.
Mantel installation Step F
  • Screw a 2×4 to the wall. It should be placed inside the outline close to the outside edges. The 2×4 should be secure (either to wall studs, or using anchors).
  • Make sure that the thickness of the pre-cast piece is taken into account: Do not place 2×4 right against the outline. Leave enough room between 2×4 and the traced line to allow the top to fit in place.
Mantel installation Step G
  • Before placing the top piece in the correct position, drill holes for screws on the top of the piece. These screws will fasten the top piece to the 2×4.
  • Put the mantel top into correct position and attach using the screws.
  • As an added measure, construction adhesive may be used between 2×4 and the mantel top.
  • All screw-holes and gaps can now be filled with the stone coloured filler supplied.

*Please note that filler panels and hearths should be installed before the fireplace mantel.

Multi-Cast Design
Amalfi fireplace mantel

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