Specs/Install

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Modest Metal Installation

Products from our Modest Metal line are designed to be installed quickly and effortlessly with no tools required.


View our Modest Metal data sheet for all technical specifications

Fan Covering Data Sheet & Installation Guide


Modern Metal Installation

Modern Metal does not provide installation services.

Our panels have been used as privacy screens, decorative screens, cabinetry inserts, AV units, pocket-doors, and more. Applications are only limited by your imagination!

Below we have provided some installation ideas. These are ideas only, not directions, specifications, or recommendations for your particular project, since each project will vary in details. We encourage you to work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor before ordering, as your order details will depend on your installation plans.

To assist you with your design and installation considerations, we have an in-house engineer who can be hired to facilitate your project. We also partner with outside vendors who provide installation services and are familiar with our product. Modern Metal stands behind the quality of our products, but is not responsible for damage resulting from incorrect installation.


Mounting Arrangements

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Direct Mounting

Panel Mounting

Basic Standoff Mounting

Decorative Standoff Mounting

Standard Lift Off – Low Profile

Z-Clip Mounting

Free Standing

Steel Frame Mounting

Direct Mounting

  • Direct Mounting is a simple and effective way to mount
    panels to any type of wood framing or wall surface.
  • Panels require holes that can be pre-drilled from the factory or drilled on site. Please specify with order.
  • Flat head wood screws are recommended for a flush look on the panel surface. This type will require the holes to be countersunk for the flush look. Round head screws can be used with a straight hole. However, the screw heads will be visible above the panel surface. Please specify desired screw type with order, flat or round head.
  • Number 8 size screws are required and must be of adequate length to engage a minimum of 3/4″ into to the wood framing or wall anchors.
  • If holes are being drilled on site, refer to Recommended Attachment Spacing for the number of holes to be drilled for the panel size application.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

Panel Mounting

  • Panel Mounting is a method to completely enclose a panel in wood framing and eliminate any exposed visible mounting hardware.
  • The panel is inserted into a rectangular pocket in the wood frame. Then a quarter round corner molding in fastened into place to completely encapsulate the panel.
  • Panels require no holes to be drilled. Please specify with order.
  • All framing components will be created and installed on site by the installer or contractor.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

Basic Standoff Mounting

  • Basic Standoff Mounting is a similar to direct mounting to mount panels to any type of wood framing or wall surface. The standoffs space the panel away the mounting surface by 1″ standard. (Other lengths available, Please specify with order)
  • Panels require holes that can be pre-drilled from the factory or drilled on site. Please specify with order.
  • Flat head wood screws are recommended for a flush look on the panel surface. This type will require the holes to be countersunk for the flush look. Round head screws can be used with a straight hole. However, the screw heads will be visible above the panel surface. Please specify desired screw type with order, flat or round head.
  • Number 8 size screws are required and must be of adequate length to engage a minimum of 3/4″ into to the wood framing or wall anchors.
  • If holes are being drilled on site, refer to Recommended Attachment Spacing for the number of holes to be drilled for the panel size application.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

Decorative Standoff Mounting

  • Decorative Standoff Mounting is a clean and elegant way to mount panels to any type of wood framing or wall surface. The standoffs space the panel away the mounting surface by 3/4″ standard.
  • This method allows for a ease of removal of the panel for cleaning or rotating panel designs along with a clean look with only a decorative brushed stainless cap visible on the panel surface.
  • Panels require holes that can be pre-drilled from the factory or drilled on site. Please specify with order.
  • Number 6 size screws are required and must be of adequate length to engage a minimum of 3/4″ into to the wood framing or wall anchors.
  • If holes are being drilled on site, refer to Recommended Attachment Spacing for the number of holes to be drilled for the panel size application.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

Standard Lift Off – Low Profile

  • This method allows for a ease of removal of the panel for cleaning along with a clean look with no visible mounting hardware on the panel surface.
  • Panels require no holes as the lift off hardware will be supplied from the factory.
  • One half of the lift off hardware attachment will be welded to the panel from the factory. It will be powder coated to match the panel color specified on the order.
  • Attachment spacing will be determined at the factory based on panel size and the lift off hardware will be spaced and attached accordingly. If specific spacing is desired, refer to Recommended Attachment Spacing and specify with order.
  • The other half of the lift off hardware and (2) Number 6 size screws will be be supplied with the order. One set per attachment point will be supplied.
  • Anchor type and style will be determined on site and should be sized for Number 6 size screws accordingly. Supplied by installer or contractor.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

Z-Clip Mounting

  • This method allows for a ease of removal of the panel for cleaning along with a clean look with no visible mounting hardware on the panel surface. This method is primarily used for stainless steel applications where no visible hardware is desired.
  • Panels require no holes as the lift off hardware will be supplied from the factory.
  • One half of the lift off hardware attachment will be attached to the panel with weld studs to eliminate discoloration from welding.
  • Attachment spacing will be determined at the factory based on panel size and the lift off hardware will be spaced and attached accordingly.
  • The other halves of the lift off hardware and Number 8 size screws will be be supplied with the order.
  • Anchor type and style will be determined on site and should be sized for Number 8 size screws accordingly. Supplied by installer or contractor.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

Free Standing

  • Free Standing panels can have many functions and can offer a modular reuse functionality to divide and control floor plan layouts.
  • Panels come completely finished and assembled from the factory.
  • Free standing frames can be lagged to the floor. Lag bolts and anchor style to be determined on site and supplied by the installer or contractor.
  • Other frame support options are available including free standing feet allowing the panels to be moved as desired. Please specify on order.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

Steel Frame Mounting

  • Steel Frame mounting, similar to Direct Mounting is a simple and effective way to mount panels to any type of steel framing.
  • Panels require holes that can be pre-drilled from the factory or drilled on site. Please specify with order.
  • Flat head machine screws are recommended for a flush look on the panel surface. This type will require the holes to be countersunk for the flush look. Round head screws can be used with a straight hole. However, the screw heads will be visible above the panel surface. Please specify desired screw type with order, flat or round head.
  • Number 8 size screws are required. Frame holes must be threaded or include threaded inserts to match screw thread.
  • If holes are being drilled on site, refer to Recommended Attachment Spacing for the number of holes to be drilled for the panel size application.
  • Panels can be supplied with or without metal framing. Please provide panel layout, all required frame dimensions, and any other specifications with order.

*The above are recommendations only. Work with a licensed architect, engineer, or contractor to ensure installation specifications are suitable for your specific circumstances.

View our Modern Metal data sheets for all technical specifications on all of our standard patterns.

Panel Data Sheet

Mounting Arrangements

Recommended Attachment Spacing