- Mark Mantel Position on Wall
Remove mantel from box, place in position around the fireplace
opening. Center the wood mantel surround and then mark the center
of the shelf.
Remove the mantel and measure the distance from the bottom of the mounting bracket
(attached to back of mantel) to the bottom of the mantel leg (X distance). Measure
up distance “X” from the floor (where you want the base of your mantel
leg to sit) and mark on the wall (mark in 2 places and draw a line in between
to make sure it’s level). Use the center mark you already marked on the
wall and mark the center of the 2nd line. See Fig 1.
Step 2 - Install Mounting Boards
of the Brackets (mounting brackets included)
Center horizontal Bracket (A) on the center mark of the
2nd line (resting the bottom of Bracket (A) on the top of the line).
Secure the wall studs with three screws and three washers (not
provided). Important: Make sure this piece is
level. Attach the two vertical Brackets (B) to Bracket (A) with the
provided dowels. Make sure the Brackets (B) are equal distances
apart at the top and bottom. See Figure 1.
Step 3 - Install the Mantel
Secure Brackets (B) to wall studs with three screws and three washers
(not provided) on each Bracket.
Step 4 - Install the Mantel
Hang mantel on the mounting Bracket with the Metal Hangers (C) already attached
to the back of the mantel and the front of the Mounting Bracket. See
Step 5 - Install Inside Scribe
Take the 3 pc. unattached trim moulding (included) and press firmly
against the non-combustible facing surface such as stone, marble,
brick etc. Make sure trim is also pressed firmly against the inside
edge of mantel opening. Use small finish nails to secure scribe
trim moulding to the inside of the mantel opening. See
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