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How To Use A French Clete

A French Clete is used to hang something really heavy on the wall - like a Mirror, or a Headboard or even a Shelf that doubles as a Console or Foyer Table.  Here's how to make one out of a board such as a 1x4 or 1 x 6.

Cut the board your desired length - usually a little narrower than the item you are hanging.

Make a 45 degree angle cut along the entire length of the board.  

Screw one side to the wall as shown.

Then screw the other side to the item you are hanging.

Slide the headboard or shelf or mirror onto the clete alredy installed onto the wall.

Wallah !!!!!  Be sure and read the BLOG post about hanging headboards and small tables using a French Clete.