Product Description & Reviews
Earthy, natural, flowing, woodsy, all conjure thoughts of trees and waterfalls and their scenic beauty. Federal Brace tried to capture that beauty in our Cascade Mantel Support Bracket. Reclaimed lumber or beams used as mantels provide a glimpse of this scenery when complemented by this mantel support bracket. Federal Brace is an advocate of preserving history by using all reclaimed materials. The Cascade mantel support bracket is a demonstration of high quality, American craftsmanship at its best. Rolled metal flanges create the waterfall appearance that provides the elegant support required for these heavy beams. If you are installing your mantel brackets into sheet rock, you will need to make sure you locate the wall studs. Support brackets must be installed in studs that are tied to the roof and floor structure. If new construction, lay out your placement and drill pilot holes in the studs, leave cutouts in the sheet rock for visibility. If installing in cement or brick and mortar be sure to have the appropriate drill bit for masonry and lag shields for your fasteners. Your Federal Brace Mantel brackets should not be spaced more than 40" apart for a standard application. Once placement is determined, attach your first bracket. Make sure that when you fasten your bracket that you check for level in all directions. Your bracket should be level horizontally as well as vertically. Continue to install your brackets checking level in the same way each time and across consecutive brackets. Once all the brackets are in place, you will want to wipe them down to get rid of any handprints or other debris. Just before installation of you mantel you will need to apply adhesive or silicone to the top of the bracket to adhere it to the mantel. Once the mantel is in place, you can caulk around the edge of the brackets if you choose. This will give greater adherence to the mantel and cover any gap between the brackets and mantel.
Features & Highlights
- Cascading, rolled steel design is an elegant touch to supporting fireplace mantels
- Also functions as a strong shelf support for open shelving
- Carry Capacity of 500 lbs. makes it a great selection with big beam mantels
- Made in the USA with high-quality materials and craftsmanship
- EASY installation with simple online guide - uses adhesive for upper flange
|Item Weight:||9 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.5 x 10 x 10 inches|
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