I have a couple of large pictures and want the frames to be flush with
the wall. The frames come with a string from side to side at the back.
When the hook is screwed to the wall and the frame hung, it leans
forwards at the top.
Does anyone know of any clips, and where to get them, or a trick to
make the picture frame flush with the wall?
On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:08:56 GMT, timegoesby wrote
You can purchase hooks (D rings?) which tack to the top of the frame,
but these are usually meant to be used singly, in the centre of the
frame. (It depends how large your "large pictures" are -- I wouldn't
trust a single hook for a large picture; using two of them would work,
but getting the picture level would be a bastard.....)
You could also try raising the string so that it's higher up on the
frame, and eliminating as much slack as you can -- it'll still lean
forward, but less than if the string's lower down.
To make it *really* flush, you can use mirror plates -- these things:
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id 114&tsb500. You see
these used in a lot of commercial settings where they don't want people
to steal the pictures off the walls, but you see the screws.
FWIW, I'd try the "raise the string higher" trick first.
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