The SWMBO says just hang them on nails. I tell her that that may be how
Norm would do it, but not me. I told her I would come up with a better
idea, but haven't yet. I'm really hoping you guys can help me out with an
alternative. The mantel is plain sawn red oak, looks like several coats of
semi-gloss polyurethane. Poly, yes, I know, I know, it was here when we
bought the house.
The stockings (four total) are about 18" deep and will probably contain
about about 5 pounds each. We don't put the stocking stuffers in until the
night before so the fasteners only need to hold the empty stockings for a
couple weeks and then the full weight for about 10 hours.
Kevin in Bakersfield