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I've hung a reasonably sized whiteboard (72" wide by 60" tall) to the wall, but it only has two mounts at the top. One screw I've put in a stud and the other with a heavy duty drywall anchor. There are no holes, mounts or other hooks at the bottom.

My issue is that I'm nervous about kids leaning against it and pulling it down and/or the bottom is totally unsecured. Is there a bracket that I could to go into the wall at the bottom to both secure it to the wall and provide some additional support? I'm looking for something no wider than 2", that I could put into the wall below the board and kind of make an s-shape up over the bottom edge.

Any idea for something that might help here?

Rough idea how this might work - from the front: Whiteboard mount from the front

From the side: enter image description here

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    Thank you for putting such effort into your illustrations. Could you please also supply a photo of the whiteboard including one of the frame, which is likely aluminium, and the mounts. How wide is the frame? How thick is the whiteboard? I will then try to write my best complete answer. Apr 13, 2020 at 23:34
  • What sort of mounts are used at the top? how do they connect to the frame,
    – Jasen
    Apr 14, 2020 at 5:07
  • Just a bracket at the top, screwed to the frame, and with enough space for a screw to slot through and slide up/down/left/right to secure (like a picture frame).
    – aronchick
    Apr 14, 2020 at 17:09
  • Thank you very much @MadsSkjern! I think the z-clip mentioned below is a great fit.
    – aronchick
    Apr 14, 2020 at 17:09
  • What kind of frame does the whiteboard have? You may be able to just drill holes through the frame, and mount it that way with cabinet screws.
    – tahwos
    Apr 15, 2020 at 22:11

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  1. Rather than using a bracket, it seems like a better looking solution would be to predrill holes where you want these brackets in the whiteboard and fasten the board to the wall with bolts instead, similar to the method you used at the top.

  2. If you feel that a bracket is the way to go, you could grab a few of those "L" steel angles that they sell at home depot (see the image below) and fasten to the underside of the whiteboard with the appropriate fastener for the whiteboard's frame material. You'd want to install about 4 of these.

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  1. Another bracket solution would be that Simpson Strong Tie also produces a Z-Clip shown in the image below. It would be able to resist the loads that the board would apply to it if you have already fastened at 2 points on the top. If you can cut back the tray and compromise on the 2" to say, 2 5/16", the Z2 would work well for this with wood filler between the bracket and the white board.

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  • The issue with the "L" is the kids could still pull it away from the wall if they're not careful. I think the Z-clip is perfect, thank you!
    – aronchick
    Apr 14, 2020 at 17:08

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