Fireplace Installation

Getting Started
Lay out all of the parts of the box. You should have the mantle, 2 legs, 4 nuts, 4 bolts, 4 washers, 6 lag screws and 3 wall cleats.

Materials & Tools Needed-

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Stud finder
  • Screwdriver (cordless)
  • Plastic or rubber hammer
  • Wrench
  • Straight Edge (level)
  • Finish Nails
Assemble the Mantle
Start by turning the mantle upside down on a carpeted area. Secure the legs into position using the bolts, nuts and washers. The washers go on the side of the nut. Use a wrench to tighten the fasteners.
Mark Where the Mantle will go
Carefully turn the assembled mantel upside right and place it into position. Use a pencil to lightly mark the wall along the top of the mantel. Remove the mantle from the wall.
Measure the Mantle Cleat
Measure from the top of the mantle to the bottom of the mantle cleat. The cleat is the angled piece of wood under the top.

Measure Down from the Line
Transfer the measurement you took from the back of the mantle to the line on the wall. Measure down in several areas and use your straight edge to make a new line.

Use a stud finder to locate the studs in the wall. Place the wall cleats on this line. Line up the lowest part of the slopped face on the lower line. Use the lag screws to attach the cleats firmly to the studs.

The cleats do not need to be perfectly spaced, but they do need to be inside of the space the back of the mantle will cover.

Place the Mantle Over the Cleats
Carefully raise the top of the mantle over the wall cleats. Press the mantle to the wall and allow it to slide down. The angle of the cleats will force the mantle to the wall. Use a plastic or rubber hammer to tap the mantle down.

Use finish nails to secure the legs to the wall. Finish off with caulking.

 

Enjoy!
Installation is now complete.