July 7, 2009 9:34 AM Subscribe
What specific product should I use to mount a 40 pound slab of slate to the wall?
posted by Glendale to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
I want to hang it like a picture, so shelves are out... I was picturing a vertical slide glued, epoxied or cemented to the back of it (sort of a long dovetail, with the flare facing the wall) and then a block of wood with that same dovetail routed out of it, that I would screw into the wall.
So, the slate with the dovetail would then slide down into the block that is secured to the wall. The part I'm not sure about is the glueing of the dovetail to the slate. The slate is not perfectly smooth on the back, though I would not consider it rough. It's slightly ripply.. Enough to make me concerned.
Which adhesive product would work best for this? I mean, if this thing falls off the wall, I'm gonna be in a heap of trouble :P Any glue experts out there?