How to install a fireplace mantel on a stone wall. Mark the grout line that is closest to the desired height. Place marks on the grout line every 16. The taylors renovation turns a trashed family room into a treasure.
Locate the studs behind the brick stone or faux veneer. Put one on each end and the other two splitting center. Its time to hang the mantel now.
Most mantels are placed about 60 above the floor. Make sure those marks are level centered and extend far enough to cover the mantels length. Determine the height of the mantle on the brick fireplace.
One note installers will often scab on a 2 bi board on the back of the mantel before installation so that the stonework does not cover up any more original mantel wood than necessary. Now attach the short 24 pieces to the 24 on the stone with 2 12 pocket hole screws and wood glue.