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]
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.
What's the best way to hang this huge old flag in my apartment? [more inside]
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]
I want to turn this sentimental keffiyeh into a piece of decor -- any ideas? [more inside]
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.
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]
I'm looking for wood cleats to hang some prints and a piece of fabric. [more inside]
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]
Are we friends? Are we dating? How do I find out without ruining everything? [more inside]
How do I get my friends to be friends with each other? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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?
If you mutually agree to raincheck who should ask who to do something next time? [more inside]
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!
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]
What's the proper way to accommodate a chair rail (dado rail) when hanging items on the wall? [more inside]
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]
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]
Please help me hang three large format pieces of art so it is straight and evenly spaced. [more inside]
Which circumstances lead to an erection after death? [more inside]
I'd like to hang a 15 lb framed painting on drywall in an earthquake-proof way. Ideas? [more inside]
What is the best way to hang a (somewhat irregular) piece of art in a building at my school? [more inside]
How do I frame/hang a really enormous puzzle? [more inside]
Have you had any experience with 3M command strips? [more inside]
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]
How do I hang things on the walls of my apartment without making holes/leaving marks? [more inside]
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]
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]
How can I hang something from the ceiling of my apartment if the ceiling is cement? [more inside]
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]
I'm moving nine hours away and she'll be closer....eventually, should I ask her out beforehand? [more inside]
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?
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]
Hanging a frame with two hooks? [more inside]
"Must the maid hang?" -- death penalty quote [more inside]
MythbustersMovieStuntFilter: Movies where someone is hanging onto the hood (or roof) of a car, while the driver tries to shake them off. [more inside]
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.
Please explain to me step by step how exactly to hang art using picture rails. [more inside]
Looking for an art hanging system using wire and clamps/clips for unframed work - any ideas? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Having problem with S.M.A.R.T data collection apps with IDE drives on a PCI to IDE card. [more inside]
How do I wire heavy paintings for hanging with thick, braided wire? [more inside]
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]
We want to hang our pots and pans from the HVAC ductwork on our kitchen. We're thinking strong magnetic hooks. [mi] [more inside]