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Old 03-31-2009, 09:44 PM  
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We currently have a brick mantle over our fireplace & plans are to top it with wood. The brick mantle currently is made up of 5 rows of brick, each stepping back 1/2" - 3/4" from the row above, then has flat brick face on the whole wall. The top row is 7" deep.

Should I drill & insert dowels to adhere the new wood top? Or should just plain construction adhesive be used? Plans also include going down at least 2 rows over the brick with trim moulding on the new mantle.


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Welcome BenzMama:
If you can get a good straight mantle-piece that will lay well; then I would use Contec PL400 adhesive applied liberally. I am in favor of no exposed fasteners is at all possible. Be sure to give the adhesive 48 hours to set and cure before nailing any trim on it.
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Thanks! Got the Contec PL400 on my list. That will also save a bunch of mason bits! Now just need to decide on the final design of trim moulding...

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Once the mantle piece is installed, I bet you will figure
out a simple trimming solution.
Would love to see a pic of the finished project.

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