At present we’re exhibiting you the right way to construct a french cleat. A french cleat is a manner of mounting or hanging issues. It’s two items of wooden that every have one edge beveled at a forty five diploma angle. One cleat is connected to the merchandise you’re hanging, and the opposite to the wall. Then one cleat hooks onto the opposite to hold. It’s a safe strategy to hold heavy or cumbersome issues. It’s an amazing, easy strategy to hold a mirror or paintings and even cupboards.
After we redid my parents’ bathroom, we determined to make use of a french cleat to hold the mirror. It gave us good help, because it was a bigger mirror. It additionally allowed us to have the mirror hold sightly away from the wall so it might hold over the beadboard. We’re exhibiting how we created a french cleat to make use of to hold our mirror.
- mitre noticed
- desk noticed
- drill and screws
- measuring tape
Watch the video to see the right way to make a french cleat or see the written steps under:
Reduce your wooden to size utilizing a mitre noticed. We made ours barely smaller than the size of the mirror.
Use a desk noticed with a blade set at 45 levels to create a beveled edge alongside the size of your piece of wooden.
Then flip the board over and lower one other piece the identical manner.
You’ll have two items the identical dimension, the identical angle.
Subsequent we pre drilled screw holes within the cleat we had been attaching to the mirror.
Then we connected that cleat to the again of the mirror with screws. Be sure that the angled facet is dealing with down.
Measure and mark for the second piece to connect to the wall. We decided the place we needed the highest of the mirror to be, the highest of the cleat is even with the highest of the mirror. Measure down the width of the 2 cleats collectively to get the placement of the road the place the underside cleat will connect to the wall.
Make a degree line. This line will probably be on the backside of the cleat on the wall.
After you draw the road, decide the place the studs are, and word these measurements. The cleat will must be screwed into the studs.
Pre drill the second cleat, ensuring to drill the holes in order that they line up the place the studs are within the wall.
Connect the cleat to the wall with screws, ensuring the angled facet is up.
Then set your merchandise in place!
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