You have the option of installing your shelf alone (Option 1), shelf with corbels (Option 2), or shelf with corbels and arch (Option 3).
This mantel shelf comes with optional corbels as well as an optional arch base. If you decide to use the corbels, continue reading. If you choose not to use them, please proceed to Installation Using the Included Mounting Board
Installing the Corbels
|Step 1 -
||Turn the shelf upside down on a soft surface. Tap out the wood nut plugs (4) using a flat head screw driver and hammer
(Fig. 1). You will be left with 2 holes on each end of the shelf.
If you will be attaching the center arch (see below), the side nut plugs on each corbel must also be tapped out.
|Step 2 -
||Place the included washers onto the bolts.
|Step 3 -
||With the shelf still upside down, line up the pre threaded inserts of the corbels with the holes in the bottom of the shelf
|Step 4 -
||Insert the bolts through the holes in the bottom of the shelf and tighten into the