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Old 05-12-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
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Art hanging systems




I am not really sure where I should post this message but here goes.

I need a system for hanging my paintings in my newest shoppe/gallery. I am familiar with the Walker System , with an acrylic rod , hangers, and a wooden rail. My business is all Masonry walls and of course can not put hundreds of holes in the rented space.

I am not sure how many of you out there would utilize such a system but if you know of someone going out of business or something similar, maybe could get it cheaper. A friend of mine did just that. She caught it just at the right time and paid less than half for several rods, etc.

Your help is appreciated.

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Old 05-13-2005, 07:38 AM   #2
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The cheapest system would be a wooden board
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Old 05-13-2005, 10:10 AM   #3
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Patt,

Check out http://arts-supplies.net/ - we got their system and like it very much.
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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Maria, thank you for the address and I have looked into that site already.I appreciate that.

Allan, I am sorry but (even with my carpenter skills), I am trying to visualize your suggestion. Are you saying to put 2 nails--side by side? How does one then attach the painting to the nylon --S -hooks maybe. I just cannot see it for sure.
Please explain or better yet----draw it if possible.

I did something similar at another place. I had the wooden picture railing ( at your local lumber store or Lowes) I then purchased hooks that curved over the top of the rail--to this I added "gold"decorative chain-----then I hooked an S-hook in the chain loop and to the wire on my painting. Works ok but I like the idea of a
DISAPPEARING nylon .

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Old 05-14-2005, 04:23 AM   #5
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Well I guess that the "system" is more simple than you think.

Imagine a painting hanging on a wall on one nail. The string is attached to the backside of the frame and is hold by the nail in the middle, the whole thing is not visible.

My system : The string is longer and is hanging over two nails in the front side of the board. If the painting 17" wide the two nails is also put in at 17" between each other to secure the nylon (Fish line or white string) to be parallel. Looks better than the triangle from the one-nail-system.

When you hang a new painting, you attach the string in one side of the painting and attach the other end temporarily to the other side, then hang the painting on the two nails and adjust hight and level with the one end of the string. It works for me and I find it easier than any two string systems.
The nails should be put in the board at an angle pointing a little upward.
The board should be attach to the wall with screws that make it easy to remove later.

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Old 05-14-2005, 12:03 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=Patt Legg]Works ok but I like the idea of a DISAPPEARING nylon/QUOTE]

This is EXACTLY what we have I did not want to see chains or hooks on a wall.
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Old 05-15-2005, 09:33 AM   #7
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Allan, "I think I've got it"-- I don't know why it did not click before. Just one of those days I suppose.

I will surely try it when I move to my new shoppe/gallery. I hope it will be by the end of June.

thanks again
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Old 05-15-2005, 10:53 PM   #8
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Patt,
A heavy weight fishing line works well for the "invisible" line. However, it will stretch some. So tie it a little shorter then you want it to wind up so that it will stretch into place.
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Old 05-17-2005, 08:12 AM   #9
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Thanks Mary, I will indeed take that into consideration.

I see you are in Manassas VA. Not too far from me. Ever come to Historic Lewisburg? Come see me if you do . Would love to meet you.
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Old 05-22-2005, 08:58 PM   #10
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Patt,
I will definitely look you up if I ever get out your way.
Same goes for you or anyone else that comes through my area. My studio is in "Old Town Manassas" and a visit would be fun.
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