So I had an electric fire to fit this week, but it wasn’t flat against the wall. And my options were to:
- Cut a bit of skirting board out
OR scribe the back of the fire
If you don’t have one, then it would mean marking to cut, then removing a whole board before cutting and fixing back on. And that’s something I wanted to avoid.
Also, I didn’t like the metal wall mount brackets that came with it. It’d mean being be on show against my new paint work, or crudely painting over it.
The only other option would be to gouge a bit of plaster out to set them back and fill over them. But it would make them permanent. So, above, you can see some easy wooden L hook style brackets I made from some scrap C16 wood.
Plus, if a bird ever fell down the chimney (like that time my Dad had to remove the gas fire), then it would be cruel if I couldn’t help it. And the idea came from radiator cover mounts. The fire slots on top, utilising some of the internal frame.
I’ve set this video at the right point so you can see what I mean! They’re very similar to French cleats, but don’t have mitre cuts. But they’re just there to stop the fire toppling over, but can still lift to remove it if I need do.
‘m a visual learner, so to see how I’ve done it, here’s a video top hopefully help!
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