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Forum topic by flowchart_jockey posted 03-12-2010 01:04 AM 1062 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2010 01:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: french cleat fireplace mantel column post

Hi everyone,
I am going to attempt my first mantel/fireplace surround soon and want to have solid columns up the sides. I want to attach these with blind French cleats. I am stumped as to how to cut out the notches while keeping the angle consistent. I have thought about drilling and chiseling, but I don’t know if my skills are good enough to maintain the 45. Any thoughts?

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 02:20 AM

Z-Clips

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 03:36 PM

This page show the action and fitting a bit better than LV.
http://www.monarchmetal.com/pages/panelclip.html

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 07:23 PM

Thanks, can you tell I’m kind of a newbie? :) Do these z clips sit flush or do they need a cutout for a flush mount?

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