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How to Install a Fireplace Mantel

How to Install a Fireplace Mantel In this post, we'll show you how to install a fireplace mantel using the variety of wood beam mantels we offer. Below are basic installation instructions for our line of faux and real wood mantels. Before and after photo of a faux fireplace mantel installed. Learning how to install a fireplace mantel is easy for any homeowner How to Install Faux Wood Mantels Available in custom sizing, and in a range of attractive textures, colors, and finishes, you’ll easily find a style that suits your design preferences.
  1. Just mount a 2 x 4 on your wall. When you’re installing mantelpieces less than 6" high, you’ll need to cut down the 2 x 4 so that it will fit inside the opening of the mantel.
Mounting a 2 x 4 is the first step in how to install a fireplace mantel on your wall. Mount a 2 x 4 on your wall.  
  1. Slide the mantel shelf over the 2 x 4.
  Sliding the shelf over the 2 x 4 is the next step in how to install a fireplace mantel on your wall. Slide the mantel over the 2 x 4.  
  1. Next, put screws through the top of the mantel so that it anchors into the 2 x 4. For added security, you can also apply construction glue to the edges of the mantel.
Put screws through the top of the mantel. Put screws through the top of the mantel.   How to Install Yellowstone Mantels Available in Unfinished style and in an attractive Walnut color, the Yellowstone mantel shelf is very easy to install.  Below are instructions on how to do this with the French Cleat that it’s supplied with. Use a level while holding the mounting strip on the wall. Use a level while holding the mounting strip on the wall.
  1. Hold the French cleat mounting strip on the wall with its notch facing up. Make sure to use a level to make sure that it’s straight. Make sure the notch is facing up when mounting the strip to the wall. The notch should be facing up.
 
  1. Make sure the notch on the mounting strip is facing up, as shown below.
  Put 3 screws into the mounting strip when learning how to install a fireplace mantel. Put 3 screws into the mounting strip.  
  1. While holding the level, put three screws into the wooden mounting strip to attach it to the wall.
  Place the mantel over the wooden mounting strip. Place the mantel over the wooden mounting strip.  
  1. Next, place the mantel on the wall over the mounting strip. Make sure the wooden strip on the wall and the inside of the mantel interlock securely.
  Learning how to install a fireplace mantel can be done by anyone. You're finished!  
  1. You’re done!
  How to Install Real Wood Mantels Installing our real wood mantels is also extremely easy.
  1. Simply mount a 2 x 4 and on your wall.
  2. The mantel will slide easily over the 2 x 4.
  3. Next, screw the mantel to the wall. It’s a good idea to also use construction adhesive for extra security.
  Real wood mantels mount to walls very easily. Real wood mantels mount to walls very easily.