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Normally on this type of installation I would use a french cleat. It's the easiest and most secure method of putting up a heavy wall hanging. In reviewing the Hovet mirror Ikea isn't clear on what type hangers are provided or whether additional brackets can be added by screwing them into the polystyrene backing. Assuming you can't use a french cleat here are ...


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This mirror is 70cm wide, studs are every 60cm, so you will have at least one stud somewhere behind the mirror. Since this mirror (Ikea Hovet) is mounted on a hollow box, there is enough room inside to put a french cleat (ie, a piece of wood) against the wall. It does not matter if the stud is exactly in the center of the mirror, it you screw the piece of ...


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Toggle bolts and Ez screw in anchors can be used if the studs don’t Line up where you want. Static vertical loads on sheetrock walls are what Ez anchors or self drilling anchors are really good at holding. Make you use the correct sized and type (plastic or metal anchors). I prefer Ez anchors in the rentals as they are less work to repair when new renters ...


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