I have just had a Victorian mirror renovated and want to hang it onto a
brick and plaster wall.
The mirror weighs about 27 kilograms (60lbs) in weight.
I'm told it would have originally hung above a mantelpiece using mirror
plates to hold it at the top (left and right) and sides (one each side
near the bottom) the mirror would have rested on the mantelpiece to
take the full weight
Because I want to hang it on a plain wall with no mantelpiece to
support the weight of the mirror, what would be the safest method to
use to hang this heavy mirror?
Two of these
However don't know how the mirrors situation is for hanging it onto these
rawlbolts? maybe a chain affixed to the back?
=========================These are the *correct* thing to use but it depends on how strongly you can
attach them to the mirror itself:
or more here:
I would suggest that you make a small shelf (almost invisible) to take the
weight of the mirror and use the mirror plates to hold the mirror to the wall.
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I assume this is a mirror in a decorative wooden frame. If so, how thick is
the frame at the point where the frame fixings need to go? You won't have a
problem getting wall anchor hooks or eyes, the problem might be fixing
either frame hooks, eyes or plates to the wooden frame that will either fix
to the wall fixings or carry a metal chain. The size of screws that you
would normally use to support something of this weight may be a bit on the
large side for the wooden frame. In my experience wooden mirror and picture
frames tend to split if you insert screws. This can be avoided by drilling
correct size pilot holes. It might be worth asking a dealer in large framed
mirrors and pictures for advice on fixings. It would be a shame to damage
the mirror after paying to have it renovated. Good luck.
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