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how to hang heavy objects

We have an antique mirror, approx 3 ft x 4 ft, which is very heavy - what is the best way to secure it to the wall?:confused:

Re: how to hang heavy objects

First make sure that the mirror has a strong enough wire in the back to hold its weight and that the wire is safely attached to the back of the mirror.

Then you must locate 2 studs in the area where you want your mirror mounted, and install 2 large hooks, supported by long enough nails/screws that go right into the studs. Make sure the two hooks are leveled.

Have someone helping you to set the mirror. Wipe it clean, and enjoy the view.

Re: how to hang heavy objects

That's the obvious answer, but this mirror is so heavy it has a metal bar built into its back and takes 2 men to pick it up. Perhaps I am being over cautious, but this one needs to be 100% secure because it will be hung over the sofa. How about a "french cleat"?

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