How to remove this mantle?

Old 04-11-21, 07:44 PM
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How to remove this mantle?

Just limewashed the stone and I donít like the mantle anymore! We were thinking of covering it with wood , but now thinking maybe better to remove the drywall mantle and start from there?
I am pretty sure the mantle is drywall (with its 90ís rounded edges and all). Would it be difficult to remove?

Old 04-11-21, 08:37 PM
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A mantle usually slips over a mounting base.
Look on top, the sides or on the bottom towards the back for any type of nail or screw.

Another way of mounting is to put masonry fasteners in the wall with the heads sticking out.
The mantle is drilled where the bolts are. Then a silicone or epoxy is put on the bolts and the mantle is slid in place. It gets propped in place until dry.

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