Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by shayla, Dec 17, 2018.
Any thoughts for hanging framed art on shiplap walls?
First thought - easier than brick walls.
Is that real wood boards or sheet goods (paneling)? If it is real wood, a hanger attached with a nail will work.
My first thought was: Ask Joanna Gaines.
I always get mad at these reno shows. Whenever they hang a picture they use a single nail, not a hanger. And no matter how large the picture, no more than a single nail.
All the married nails were taken.
She was going to buy a 34 x 62, framed with two inch deep walnut. Now, she's getting one that's 28 x 45 and framing with same. So, not as heavy, but still....
Good question, about which kind it is. I showed her z-bar, and three hole d-rings with 75 lb. hangers.
Hesitated to use those on the larger one, but with the smaller one, they seem fine.
Couple of years ago I did a giant frame for a 6' x 4' canvas. The profile was built up from two sections with a
piece of skirting board on-edge around the back. Also a liner which was quite chunky on it's own. The whole thing
was massively heavy. I was all set to build in a cleat system which would have been ideal and spread the weight
evenly. The artist on the other hand wanted the painting to hang tilting forward which ruled out cleats. I told him
there is no way you could hand it on a wire, no matter how big the breaking strain. The only way was to use some
highly engineered Japanese hangings that consist of a 'D-ring' which points upwards and has about 8 screw- holes
and a hook which also has a lot of holes. Between these elements is an adjustable link. These were all beautifully
made - all welded. But the cost (to me) was about 150GBP. Anyway.... I made sure the ring was firmly fixed to the
frame and I assume the hook was firmly fixed the other end as I have had no reports (yet) of catastrophe.
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