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How to Fix (Straighten) Frame Tilt - 02/08/18

(This is #5 in the “How To Optimize Hanging Systems” Series. This guide assumes the reader is already familiar with a separate guide titled “Application Guide, Optimize Hanging System – Manage “Face Forward”.) Have you ever tried to hang a framed piece of art or lovely photo and, while the piece itself is wall-worthy, its presentation is less than appealing? It tilts or leans on the wall. Right or left, it doesn’t matter. It distracts from the visual. We’ve addressed … Read more >

How to Eliminate Picture Frame Teeter Totter - 01/17/18

(This is #4 in the “How To Optimize Hanging Systems” Series. This guide assumes the reader is already familiar with a separate guide titled “Application Guide, Optimize Hanging System – Manage “Face Forward”, #2 in the series). Hanging a single piece of framed art is typically straightforward. While there can be certain aspects to consider when hanging solo pieces, as we’ve mentioned in our first post of this series, the tactical aspects usually arise when attempting to hang multiple pieces in … Read more >

How to Optimize Picture Hanging with Two Cables - 01/04/18

(This is #3 in the “How To Optimize Hanging Systems” Series. This guide assumes the reader is already familiar with a separate guide titled “Application Guide, Optimize Hanging System – Manage “Face Forward”, #2 in the series). Since most of the population is familiar and experienced with hanging a frame from the hang wire on the rear of a frame, it is natural for us to do the same when hanging a framed art piece from a hanging system. However, that … Read more >

How to Manage Face Forward in Framed Art - 12/13/17

(This is #2 in the “How To Optimize Hanging Systems” Series.) Hanging framed art seems straightforward enough, right? A photograph or art piece, a custom or ready made frame, a nail & hammer. Err … well, scratch the nail and hammer. The Problem – Frame Hangs Face Forward Frames are traditionally prepared with a “hang wire” on the rear. It is typically mounted to the side rails of frames about 1/3 down from the top of the frame. Also, this … Read more >

How to Hang Framed Art Application Guide - 11/29/17

(This is #1 in the “How To Optimize Hanging Systems” Series.) Hanging art is the differentiator and the ultimate personal touch to one’s home. Nothing speaks more about the occupants, their tastes and preferences, their personality, or speaks to what they value, more than the art they choose to place on the walls of their personal living space. Yet, tastes change over time. Values change. Budgets change. The one constant is “change”. Ultimately, changes to the art display result. The … Read more >

When Cork Display Rails Fail - 08/08/17

How often do we say, or hear someone else saying, “Wow, how times have changed”? This may be a common utterance, especially the older we get or the farther away from something we’re removed. And while it is often profoundly true, it never ceases to amaze me that as much as some things change, some seem to remain the same … whether the status quo is beneficial or not. Here’s a classic case in point … The front of a … Read more >

The Myth of Hanging Aids - 11/08/16

Recently an article appeared on Builderonline.com featuring WalabotDIY, a 3D- imaging sensor that “allows homeowners and professionals alike to see behind the walls with an X-ray vision app of sorts.” Many uses for this sensor were mentioned such as “mounting shelving, locating a pesky leak, or drilling into a wall without the fear of hitting a pipe or electrical wire,” and most sound very helpful for your DIY projects. There’s one use, however, which we feel strongly requires a counter … Read more >

How to Create a Cool Architecture Display - 09/23/16

Every once in a while a client shares photos of how they’ve used our products that just “wow” us. Well, recently it happened again. The Center for Architecture in Sarasota, FL sent in photos of their exhibit titled, “Naked – The Architecture of Guy Peterson”. What is The Center for Architecture? As stated on their website, “The Center for Architecture Sarasota seeks to foster the public’s understanding of the influence of architecture in enriching the Sarasota region. A place where students, … Read more >

How to Secure All Your Art and Photo Wall Hangings - 06/01/16

Need to keep a strong grip on your framed art and photography wall displays? We can help you hold onto those items, and keep them safe and sound, with our newest self-gripping hook, Secure Gripper Hook. Just as with all our self-gripping hooks, this picture hanging hardware product is compatible with all of our cables and cords. Simply insert our cable/cord into the top of the hook and slide it into place. The internal self-gripping mechanism will immediately hold. Then … Read more >

How to Hang a Poster in 2016 - 05/03/16

Remember back to your teenage years when your walls were smattered with posters of your favorite teenage passion, whether it was rock bands, fast cars, hot girls, hot boys, your favorite sport, what have you? Remember marring that cool poster with all those thumbtack holes or torn corners from putting the posters in just the right spot, only to move them when a new passion or poster was added to the collection? And the holes in the walls, and tape … Read more >

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