Picture Hanging Bracket Uses No Wire Hangs Level
The product demonstrated in this video is the Hangnail System from Hangman Products.
- The core components of this system are two strips of extruded aluminum.
- The first strip attaches to the back of the picture frame. Notice the angle shape. To avoid the possibility of splitting, first drill pilot holes, then install small panhead screws.
- The second strip mounts to the wall with the angle facing upward. These screws, exclusive to the system, have needle-like points that you can easily push into the surface with a handheld screwdriver. The deep coarse threads quickly pull the screw into the wall with just a few turns.
- Each hanger comes with its own bubble level that snaps or slides into a groove in the strip.
- Move the unattached end of the hanger up or down until the bubble level is centered, then install a second screw. These first two hold the strip in position while you put in the remaining fasteners. Then the level simply slides out.
- The angled strip on the back of the picture engages the strip on the wall, guaranteeing the artwork will hang securely and level.
- Canvas art stretched over a frame merits its own version of this hanging system.
- The picture strip has a step offsetting it to the inside.
- Just mount the wall strip as before and when the hangers are engaged, they pull the artwork snugly up against the wall.
- A really nice feature of all these systems is that you can slide the artwork left or right until it's exactly where you want it.
- This same system can be used on a metal frame, in this case, a single wall strip simply engages the inside of the metal frame.
- Now even when you're hanging something as large and heavy as this, this system makes it a one-person job. This one is rated for up to 400 pounds.
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