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Hanging Heavy Objects from Walls

About this Project
Take special measures hanging
objects such as this heavy mirror.

For objects weighing more than 40 pounds, use one of these two techniques.

Options Nail hangers to studs

Nail or screw hangers directly to studs to provide excellent security for mirrors or large, heavy pictures. Check the hanger package for recommended maximum loads.

Add extra support

Bridging studs with a 1x4 gains strength and freedom from stud spacings. Nail or screw hanger to bridging.