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How to Mount a Wall-Hung Table

This built-in table is a great option when there's no room for a conventional table.

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  • Time

    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Difficulty

    Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Mark the Area to Mount the Table

Measure and mark the wall where you will mount the table. The mark should be the finished height of the installed table minus its thickness. For example, if the table surface will be 42 inches above the floor, and the tabletop is 1-1/2 inches thick, mark the wall at 40-1/2 inches. Mark the center of center of the cleat and of the line where the table will be hung.

Step 2: Drill Holes in the Studs

Locate the studs in the wall. Drill holes in the cleat to correspond with the locations of the studs. Screw the cleat to the wall through the holes.

Step 3: Install the Brackets

To install the decorative brackets, hold them up to the wall and make sure they're plumb. Mark the wall through the holes in the brackets. Install self-tapping drywall anchors at the marks, and attach the brackets by screwing through the brackets into the anchors

Step 4: Attach Table Top

Lay the table top over the cleat and brackets. Check to make sure it is centered, then attach it to the cleat by driving screws through the cleat into the tabletop from below the table.

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