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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -