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For large heavy objects that you want to span multiple studs, I like a french cleat. You can buy them out of metal from the store, or make your own by ripping a board at 45 degrees along it's length. Screw in the wall part to each stud with a long screw or lag bolt, and get either a counter sunk or flush head. And on the back of the clock, you can use ...


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Assuming two eye bolts, one 5/16 lag into a stud and a suitable chain should be more than sufficient, as suggested by @BrownRedHawk. 1/4 really would do, but I prefer a little overbuilding. A lag screw loading chart from countryplans.com, whoever they are (just what I found in search, not affiliated in any way...) Shear (the main loading mode you'd have) ...



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