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Hi all! I recently bought my husband a picture that is framed. I can't figure out how to hang it. It's fairly heavy, so I don't want to just put a nail into the drywall. But... it has one of those "hooks" that's really just teeth... and it's flush with the top of the picture. So any hook I find shows! And looks terrible. Is there any type of hook I'm not thinking of that would work? Thanks...
 
Posts: 86 | Registered: Oct 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Take it to a frame store and have them add a wire for hanging. Won't cost much at a hobby lobby and solves the problem easy.
 
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You can add your own wire, too. I buy a little picture hanging "kit" ...very cheap. It contains everything you need and is easy to do providing it is a wooden frame.
 
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Great idea(s)! Thanks so much. I've actually added a wire to a picture before, but the thought didn't even occur to me. Thanks again!
 
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The teeth type of hardware hangs a picture frame flat against the wall (add bumpers to back of frame bottom to hold frame away from wall at a thin distance) A wire hardware type, hangs the frame at a slight angle away from the wall at the top. Bumpers at the bottom part of the frame also keeps marks from the frame from maring the wall. So decide how you want the frame to look in your space. Non-glare glass can help if your picture location is opposite a window causing a "mirror" effect that blocks the image or glare.

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If the picture is heavy and has the teeth type hanger, use as molly screw in the wall and the picture should hang flat.


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Posts: 1556 | Location: omaha, ne U.S.A. | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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i got a hanger that is said to hold X# of pounds.

i had an old window frame that i had on the wall. On the back of the window frame was picture wire thru a screw eye on each side - framing place can do something similar.

because of the weight, i put 2 hangers in the wall spread out a couple inches to disperse the weight of the frame/picture.


~~~becca~~~~


 
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