I've used some picture/mirror hangers that allow things to be hung
flush to the wall, and I'd like to get some for myself. These are
round metal ones that sit in a shallow hole drilled with a ~1"
forstner bit. The idea is that you put a screw in the wall, then slip
the metal hanger over the top of it, and as you drop it on it pulls it
tight to the wall. Basically it's a round metal disk with a hole in
the center. Does anyone know where I can get them? Or even what I'm
I'm assuming you've seen the router bits that let you do the same
thing without separate hardware? Such as:
If that won't work, I remember seeing a "shop tip" somewhere (a mag?
here? online? can't recall...) that basically used a fender washer to
accomplish the purpose you describe. That alone might work if you're
mounting on a screw or something with a larger head (i.e. not a finish
nail), or you could file/mill a slot on the inside rim of the washer
to make a keyhole slot. Either way, you'd just need to drill out a
clearance hole, then a shallow countersink for the washer, and you're
It makes sense in my head - let me know if you want me to try to
explain it in more detail.
Thanks Mike. I just figured out where we got them here in the
states. We actually purchased them to secure balusters for railings,
and are available from Fasteners Unlimited. I find them to be much
quicker to install than traditional keyhole hangers - like you said, a
simple 1" forstner bit does the trick.
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