Would it be OK to hang 23 lb framed picture on half inch OSB sheathing on wall using two screw in hooks? Can't find internal stud because pic is to be hung over fireplace on artificial stone wall which is based on the OSB. My stud finder
won't penetrate that deeply.
No , do not use hooks, there are wall hooks specifically designed for
Your local hardware store is sure to have something similar.
I absolutely positively assure you these things work. My wife has run a
large art gallery for seven years now and got professional consultation
on "hanging" a show.
When I first saw those Floreats I just laughed and said they will never
work...but they do work absolutely great.
If you ever need to remove them they leave a tiny hole so small you can
just dab a little Spackle into it with the tip of your finger, then wipe
off the excess...and you probably won't even need to touch up the paint.
On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:13:50 -0800 (PST), Frank Thompson
Just remove the stone, find the studs, and then replace the stone.
Okay so that's not the best idea.
I don't understand the desire for special hooks. I just use two
finishing nails. Maybe 1.5 inches for light things and 2" long for
heavier ones. I leave a half or 3/4 inch stick out.
The wire goes down all the way into the angle between the nail and the
wall, so there's almost no leverage on it.
I like your idea to use 2. I do that and it distributes the weight
and makes it very easy to level a frame. and more important, it stays
where you put it. I don't know why everyone doesn't recommend two.
You stil have to try to place them right though because leveling means
moving right or left, and too much of either can look bad.
Here's a link that shows the flexibility of the cable hanging system.
Yes, the systems shown at that site are more expensive than a nail, but
it's the concept I'm trying to point out. It would be a fun and fairly
inexpensive project to design your own system, especially if you are only
using it for one picture.
Some nice looking ceiling hooks with mollies for support and some cable
that matches or contrasts with your decor.
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