Mounting 50-70 lb. Mirrors

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Old 03-05-07, 08:53 AM
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Mounting 50-70 lb. Mirrors

I recieved 3 old mirrors from an Barber shop. The only thing wrong with them was a few chips from the sides. I made some nice frames and covered the frames with faux leather, mounted the mirror inside.

Now I'm ready to mount them to the wall. I can definately hit 2 studs but not even at the back of the mirror. what can I use that will hold about 70 lbs, and not have the mirror stand out from the wall more than it has to?
 
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Old 03-05-07, 10:23 AM
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mirror hanging

There are fasyteners that will hold the weight you are talking about.
I usually use two fasteners separated by 25% 50% 25 % of the width.

If you can hit the studs place the fasteners in two of them. Use twisted oicture frame wire.

You did not mention the mirror width

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Old 03-05-07, 11:42 AM
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the width of the mirror ( including Frame ) is 33" the height is 51". I have 3 to hang on a aprox 15 foot wall.
 
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Old 03-05-07, 04:36 PM
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You don't need studs to mount mirrors unless you want to remove them later. By that I mean use adhesives, go to a glass/mirror shop and they'll hook you up. Don't use PL or similar adhesives found at HD or Lowes.
 
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Old 03-06-07, 03:44 PM
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Some EZ-Anchors are rated at 90 lbs of vertical weight each, so if you decide to attach them not using the adhesive, they will work with standard mirror holding pieces.
 
 

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