To complete your project you will at least need these basic tools:
This page will instruct you how to install our faux wood and real wood fireplace mantel shelves.
1.) Simply mount a 2 x 4 on your wall. When installing mantels less than 6" high you will need to rip down the 2 x 4 so that it will fit inside the opening of the mantel.
2.) Apply adhesive to the 2 x 4.
3.) Slide our mantel over the 2 x 4.
4.) Then put screws through the top of the mantel to anchor it into the 2 x 4. You could apply construction adhesive on the edges of the mantel for extra security.
Note: We recommend the use of deck screws as the thread pattern is made to go through finer, more tightly grained woods without splitting them and reduces the chance of any damage to the surface.
The following are instructions on how to install a Yellowstone simulated wood fireplace mantel shelf with the supplied ‘French Cleat’.
1.) Hold the wooden mounting strip on the wall with the notch facing up while using a level to make sure it is straight.
2.) Make sure the notch on the wooden mounting strip is facing up, as shown above.
3.) While holding the mounting strip level, put 3 screws into the wooden mounting strip attaching it to the wall.
4.) Next, place the mantle on the wall over the wooden mounting strip. Make sure the wooden strip on the wall and inside the mantle securely interlock.
The installation is easy.