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I found tips for hanging the Stockholm mirror from IKEA using the technique here by Ray Li: https://hackerbits.com/life/how-to-hang-an-ikea-mirror-stockholm/

However, I have a brick wall in the lounge where I want to hang it, so how can I adapt those instructions for my situation?

  • Attention flaggers: not every post with a link is spam. The help center encourages people to cite their sources; see How to Ask. – Niall C. Jan 5 at 16:14
  • @NiallC. -- apologies for being a bit trigger-happy, thanks for clearing the situation up :) – ThreePhaseEel Jan 5 at 17:12
  • Not Linked: the blog post 6 months later where the mirror falls down, because the mirror's plastic hanger nubs are rated for 100% downforce, not 500% sideforce... That is the trouble with blog/social media posts like this, people want to look glamorous, so they only post their successes, not their failures... – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jan 5 at 17:30
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I used a D-ring (holds 7kg) with two holes then used a nut and bolt (m4*12mm) as shown in the blog and also a 12mm screw directly into the wood (I stopped screwing when I heard little creak). I wasn't able to use a picture hook as it was a brick wall so used 2 of these sturdy plastic wall hooks (14x9mm) with wallplugs and screws (https://www.prowa-produkte.ch/collections/wandhaken/products/wandhaken-art-610?variant=30337743880258). The mirror doesn't hang quite flush there's a small 15mm gap at top and 8mm on the side in the middle. But it's almost perfect and looks very good to meenter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

  • Congrats, by using a second screw straight into the wood, you seem to have averted my #1 concern with the blog's design. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jan 5 at 17:48

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