corbel installation


Old 12-23-03, 06:02 AM
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corbel installation

I recently purchase 2 urethane corbels that I want to use to support a mantel. The corbells have no holes or anything on the back to attach them to the wall. I would like to know what would be the best way to go about attaching these to the wall secure enough to support a mantel.
Old 12-23-03, 07:30 AM
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I think that urethane trim pieces are just that - trim. As such, I don't believe that they are designed to be used as supportive components. The corbels shouldn't be used to support a mantle, only to trim it out. Your mantle should be firmly attached to the wall prior to adding the corbels. Construction adhesive is sometimes used for attaching urethane accents.
Old 12-25-03, 10:13 AM
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Your reply about the urethane corbels sounds right on. Tell me how you think I can attach the mantel to the wall. Should I use some type of brackets on the mantel piece itself and attach those brackets to screws on the wall?

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