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Making a shelf to hang off a picture rail

Our apartment has plaster walls and old-fashioned sturdy picture rails. Can I use these rods to make something like this that costs less than $175? [more inside]
posted by ogorki on Nov 2, 2016 - 6 answers

Best gallery rail system?

We need to install a new rail system in a university space to hang various, rotating artwork (range of sizes and weights). Do you have any opinions as to which is the best system and/or cheapest for quality equipment? We're located in the US if that impacts shipping prices.
posted by vegartanipla on Nov 1, 2016 - 2 answers

Big flag + wall = how?

What's the best way to hang this huge old flag in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Aug 17, 2016 - 11 answers

Is a hanging dining table a terrible idea?

I am thinking of hanging my dining table from the ceiling with a winch and lowering it down when needed. Is this a great idea or a terrible one? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on May 17, 2016 - 46 answers

How to display a keffiyeh/large scarf?

I want to turn this sentimental keffiyeh into a piece of decor -- any ideas? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Mar 19, 2016 - 7 answers

How to display my industrial ephemera

I have a sheet of stamped steel, left over from a defunct knife factory, that I'd like to hang on my wall for display. It's 1/8" thick and a little over 8 lbs. The photo shows it leaning against the strip of wall I'd like to hang it on. Any ideas on how to achieve this? My landlord is pretty easy-going, but I'd like to not do anything to the wall that's too hard to reverse.
posted by serathen on Mar 4, 2016 - 11 answers

Picture hanging rails in various lengths?

Our building has a wide variety of nooks & crannies, so we're looking for a picture hanging system that can accommodate display spaces anywhere from 1 1/2' wide up to 6' wide. [more inside]
posted by woodman on Jun 2, 2015 - 1 answer

Help me buy some cleats

I'm looking for wood cleats to hang some prints and a piece of fabric. [more inside]
posted by tealcake on May 12, 2015 - 2 answers

How do I hang this piece of artwork?

I recently bought my first piece of art (yay!), which looks like this, but I don't know how to hang it up. It's about 41" x 41", with a wood frame, and it's fairly heavy. On the back are two heavy-duty rails about 5.5" long each, one in each corner at the top (closeup here and here) that are to be used for hanging. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Mar 10, 2015 - 9 answers

I think I like-like him.

Are we friends? Are we dating? How do I find out without ruining everything? [more inside]
posted by quincunx on Apr 9, 2014 - 28 answers

A first world problem if there ever was one.

How do I get my friends to be friends with each other? [more inside]
posted by quincunx on Mar 24, 2014 - 27 answers

How do I know if I'm getting the brush off?

In a situation where I'm meeting up with people whom I'm potentially getting to know, how do I know if I'm getting the brush off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2014 - 18 answers

How do I display a large, beautiful platter in Earthquake Country?

I recently received a beautiful glass platter, about 18 inches across, that weighs about 12-13 pounds. I want to display it in our kitchen. However: I live in Earthquake Country, and also in an apartment where the upstairs neighbors are prone to galloping around and shaking the walls. Can I use a plate easel to prop it up, or is that a bad call if there's a possibility of quakes? Because the plate is semi-translucent, I'd rather not hang it directly on a wall. [more inside]
posted by whenbynowandtreebyleaf on Aug 4, 2013 - 2 answers

How to hang stuff on the walls without nails?

My new place doesn't like us putting holes in the walls with nails. How do I hang up framed art that has some substantial weight? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 12, 2013 - 16 answers

How to hang heavy items from walls & concrete ceiling w/o holes?

I recently moved into a loft in a really nice building. One issue I'm up against is that I am not permitted to drill any holes in the walls or concrete ceiling. I have been using the 3M Command strips and hooks and they work well for small things. However, even the hooks rated for 3 lbs failed to hold my very light-weight surround speakers. I also have a display case for my shot glass collection that weighs 21 lbs before even adding the glasses to it. I am thinking that may just have to live as a resting, rather than hanging, display. But I would also like to hang a lightweight pendant style lamp over the area I've set up as my living room. The ceiling does have some concrete protrusions that extend down from it. Would some hardware like a C clamp be solid enough to hang something like that from? Other suggestions? And recommendations for hanging artwork besides the Command products?
posted by mprove on May 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Who asks who out after a raincheck?

If you mutually agree to raincheck who should ask who to do something next time? [more inside]
posted by earthquakeglue on Mar 1, 2013 - 20 answers

How to best hang this piece of art?

I have a large (but not terribly heavy) wooden shield that I'd like to hang. Yesterday I used two eye screws, wrapped wire around the handle, and tried to suspend it. Pic of the back of the shield here: http://tinypic.com/r/34ffwbk/7 Unfortunately there's no stud, it needs to hang in a very specific location, and the eye screws were too short. To be honest it was a little sub-par as a solution anyway. All the grip clamps (like you'd use to hang a broom) at the hardware store are either too big or too small. How would you mount this? With the handle on the back, the piece extends about four inches from the wall. I'm willing to trudge back out into the frozen wasteland and hit up the hardware store again, but not if I don't have to. Thank you!
posted by 2soxy4mypuppet on Feb 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Fantastic! Now ... how to hang it

Calling all handymen and women, artists and other problem solvers; how to hang totally awesome (but heavy) acrylic painting my boyfriend made me for Christmas [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Dec 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Hangups with Hang-ups

What's the proper way to accommodate a chair rail (dado rail) when hanging items on the wall? [more inside]
posted by blue t-shirt on Oct 18, 2012 - 8 answers

A broken bolt and a heavy mirror

The bolt head in my heavy hanging mirror's back snapped off and I'm trying to fix it but the particleboard backing is being a jerk. [more inside]
posted by jmhodges on Sep 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Frameless LP jacket wall hanging?

I want to hang some LP covers on a wall, and remember years ago seeing a cheap little kit that was something like four pieces of clear plastic for the corners, connected by an elastic string X-shape in the back that could hang on a nail. The result was a neat frameless effect that I liked, but I can't find it again. Does anyone know what that kit was and where I can buy it? [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Jan 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me hang three large format pieces of art so it is straight and evenly spaced.

Please help me hang three large format pieces of art so it is straight and evenly spaced. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Oct 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Which deaths cause angel lust?

Which circumstances lead to an erection after death? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Apr 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Drywall hanging in earthquake country

I'd like to hang a 15 lb framed painting on drywall in an earthquake-proof way. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Dec 1, 2010 - 17 answers

How best to hang an irregular piece of art on the wall?

What is the best way to hang a (somewhat irregular) piece of art in a building at my school? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Oct 29, 2010 - 4 answers

How to hang a large and heavy puzzle?

How do I frame/hang a really enormous puzzle? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Have you had any experience with 3M command strips?

Have you had any experience with 3M command strips? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Aug 18, 2010 - 27 answers

Off-the-shelf door replacement - easy?

Can I replace a 28-inch-wide interior (closet) door with a new one off the shelf at Lowe's or Home Depot, with no carpentry required? Or would I need to rout out the hinge areas and align the knob with the existing hit plate? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 25, 2010 - 11 answers

How do you hang things without leaving a mark?

How do I hang things on the walls of my apartment without making holes/leaving marks? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 7, 2010 - 23 answers

cheap flexible wall surface for thumb tacks?

We live in a small, 100-yr-old house, thus after a couple of kids, my workspace (desk, PC, files, etc) got relegated to the basement. Help me figure out some sort of cheap, flexible surface to hang on my basement wall that I can put thumb tacks on (like you would with a corkboard). [more inside]
posted by glenngulia on Jun 7, 2010 - 12 answers

I want ready-made hardware that makes my picture look like it's floating off the wall

I want to hang this picture on the wall, but in a way that makes it look like it's an inch away from the wall. I know how to make that happen with a piece of wood wood and a sawtooth hanger, but are there any ready-made hardware or system that will achieve that? [more inside]
posted by Opal on Nov 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Hanging things from cement ceilings?

How can I hang something from the ceiling of my apartment if the ceiling is cement? [more inside]
posted by goodbyebluemonday on Aug 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me hang my posters please

I have a large and beloved collection of People's History posters. Last year I had them mounted on thin foamcore (thinness illustrated here), thinking that would lengthen their lives, but I cannot keep them on my walls. [more inside]
posted by serazin on May 18, 2009 - 14 answers

Should I ask her out now?

I'm moving nine hours away and she'll be closer....eventually, should I ask her out beforehand? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2009 - 18 answers

Hang 'em high, or hang 'em low

I'm hanging a large, 3'X5' framed mirror in my dining room. I'm going to hang it horizontally, and the room has an 8' ceiling. How high up on the wall should the mirror hang?
posted by Mountain Goatse on Apr 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Picture collection - how to make it straight?

What's the best way to hang a collection of small-to-large picture frames so that 1) they're all straight - and 2) stay that way? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Feb 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Hanging a frame with two hooks?

Hanging a frame with two hooks? [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on Feb 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Death penalty for small theft

"Must the maid hang?" -- death penalty quote [more inside]
posted by KRS on Jan 23, 2009 - 1 answer

Movies where someone hangs onto the hood of a driving car?

MythbustersMovieStuntFilter: Movies where someone is hanging onto the hood (or roof) of a car, while the driver tries to shake them off. [more inside]
posted by asavage on Jan 9, 2009 - 39 answers

How to build a gallows?

Does anyone know where I can find plans for building a gallows? I want to build a miniature gallows for hanging plush pandas on stage with my band.
posted by tastypiesinc on Nov 7, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I use picture rails?

Please explain to me step by step how exactly to hang art using picture rails. [more inside]
posted by Violet Hour on May 9, 2008 - 18 answers

Looking for a simple art-hanging solution

Looking for an art hanging system using wire and clamps/clips for unframed work - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by razorfrog on Jan 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me hang particle board?

I have a piece of local, home-grown artwork done on a length of scrap shelving -- particle board with a laminate. I'm unsure how to hang it without damaging it. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Dec 24, 2007 - 6 answers

How Do I Hang These Fuckin' Things?

In about 48 hours, I need to hang the originals of these and these (polyoramas) at a local place. What is the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Oct 30, 2006 - 9 answers

Installing a Pre-hung door.

Installing a pre hung door. Or rather filling the hole you put in your new house when you decided to replace the door. [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Jun 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Need help with PCI to IDE controller card

Having problem with S.M.A.R.T data collection apps with IDE drives on a PCI to IDE card. [more inside]
posted by flyby22 on Jun 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Wiring Heavy Paintings

How do I wire heavy paintings for hanging with thick, braided wire? [more inside]
posted by wetpaint on Feb 5, 2006 - 9 answers

Hanging a Tapestry

I have an 8-foor-square tapestry. Unfortunately, it has no loops or hooks so I have no idea how to hang it from the wall. Any suggestions? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Oct 31, 2004 - 7 answers

Hanging Pots from Ductwork

We want to hang our pots and pans from the HVAC ductwork on our kitchen. We're thinking strong magnetic hooks. [mi] [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 28, 2004 - 4 answers

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