How Should I Hang this Mirror So My Whole House Won't Come Down?

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  1. Nov 7, 2017 #1

    RickVallejo

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    Hey guys, trying to do some good work, but this project has me a little freaked out. We want a pretty big mirror in the bathroom... which is all thin-as-all-hell drywall. Should I set up a bunch of cleats like this, throw on a wire, or just run and hide.

    Here's the mirror. We don't have a lot of space and this is basically the only place we can and want to make it work. Otherwise, I'm likely to return the sucker. Thanks for your ideas folks.
     
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    French cleats sound good. I would put the emphasis on the right kind of molly or wall anchor you are going to use. And (from experience) I would also include a safety wire for backup.
     
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    The cleat is fine try and get at least one of the screws into a stud. You may have to drill a hole thru the cleat to do that. Two is better, and the rest can be drywall anchors.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2017 #5

    joecaption

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    Should be hanging it from the studs, not the sheetrock.
     
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