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Re: hanging a mirror on dry wall

Posted By: Matt
Monday, 12 February 2001, at 6:46 p.m.

In Response To: hanging a mirror on dry wall (c.davis)

56x30 and there are no studs available? "Standard" construction should have studs centered every 16".

If there really are no studs I would create a board or ledger. I would take a 1x4 piece of pine and use toggle bolts (metal butterfly looking things) to attach it to the drywall one every 6 inches or so. The toggle will grab the drywall very well and since you are using several of them they should hold a mirror. Then screw in hangers, screws, or whatever you want to hang the mirror with to the 1x4 ledger. When you put the ledger board up if you can find a stud somewhere in the span of the board I would recommend using 4-5" wood screws. Good luck and let us know how it works.

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