Display spaces already equipped with picture-rail or molding can have all the convenient setup and adjustment of a hanging system using either of the following:. Includes sleek Gallery System Molding Hooks specially designed to hold your pictures close to the wall. If your picture-rail molding system is already equipped with S-hooks, or if you have wall-mounted hanging hooks, Gallery System Looped Cables will give you the rapid setup and adjustment capability of a hanging system.
For personal assistance with selection or use, please call us at - we LIKE talking to our customers! Or, use our simple Contact Form. A system for use in areas already equipped with picture rails — it provides all the strength and flexibility of a Gallery Stainless Steel Cable System without needing the Gallery System track.
Choose solid brass or stainless steel molding hooks, each with wire cables, to hang on your picture rail and any of our three hook designs for your art. A system for use in areas already equipped with picture rails and S-hooks, or with installed wall hooks — it gives you instant access to the strength and flexibility of the Gallery Stainless Steel Cable System.
The sleek stainless steel looped cable attaches to your existing mounting, and your choice of hook slides easily up and down for quick vertical adjustment. Systems for Picture Moldings. Display spaces already equipped with picture-rail or molding can have all the convenient setup and adjustment of a hanging system using either of the following: Picture Rail Hangers Includes sleek Gallery System Molding Hooks specially designed to hold your pictures close to the wall.
Looped Cable Hangers If your picture-rail molding system is already equipped with S-hooks, or if you have wall-mounted hanging hooks, Gallery System Looped Cables will give you the rapid setup and adjustment capability of a hanging system.
Picture Rail Hangers A system for use in areas already equipped with picture rails — it provides all the strength and flexibility of a Gallery Stainless Steel Cable System without needing the Gallery System track. Looped cable hangers A system for use in areas already equipped with picture rails and S-hooks, or with installed wall hooks — it gives you instant access to the strength and flexibility of the Gallery Stainless Steel Cable System.
Cables are thin — just 1.We at House of Antique Hardware remain open to receive and ship orders. Our Customer Service team is available to answer any questions you may have. Due to state shelter-in-place regulations, you may experience delays in the shipping of your order.
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Picture rail hooks are used to hang art and photos from picture rail moldings. Simply attach the picture hook to the top of the picture rail using picture hanging cord to attach your artwork to the bottom of the hook.
Use heavy duty hooks for larger art items. Heavy Duty Picture Rail Hook. Plain Tapered Picture Rail Hook. Large Regency Picture Hook. Victorian Floral Picture Rail Hook. Art-Nouveau Picture Rail Hook. Scrolling Vine Picture Moulding Hook. Neo-Classical Picture Moulding Hook.
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Expedited shipping options are available for an additional charge.Select a wire gauge appropriate for your heaviest picture and use it for all your pictures to keep the look consistent. Find the hanging weight on the wire packaging. Substitute decorative cord, steel cables with sliding hooks, ribbon or chain for picture hanging wire, depending on your decor. If your pictures tilt forward after hanging, attach thick, self-adhesive felt pads or rubber bumpers to the bottom corners.
Recruit a friend to help while attaching wire to the hangers of large, heavy pictures. Have the friend hold the picture in place while you loop and coil the wire. Protect your walls--and add a decorative design element to your room--by hanging your pictures from a picture rail.
Originally used to protect plaster-and-lathe walls from nail damage, picture rails have a rounded top edge designed to hold hooks securely in place. They usually hang below cornice molding, anywhere from just below to level with the tops of door frames. Hanging artwork from picture rails is simple and you can rearrange your gallery as often as you like, without ever making a single hole in your walls. Attach two D-ring or strap hangers to the back of each picture.
Use D-rings for small to medium-sized pictures with glass and for unframed canvases. Use strap hangers for large, heavy pictures and mirrors. Lay the picture face down on a folded bath towel to protect the glass. Nail the hangers to the outer edges of the back of the picture frame, just under the top rail, so the side rails of the picture frame carry the weight. Hold your picture to the wall, at the height where you want it to hang. Make a light pencil mark on the wall at the location of the picture's upper corners.
Check the marks with a level and adjust them if needed. Hook the larger curve of one or two S-shaped picture rail hooks to your picture rail. Use one picture rail hook for small, light pictures and two hooks for medium to large pictures. Loop cable-twisted, steel picture wire over the smaller, projecting curve of your picture rail hooks.
For pictures hanging from a single hook, loop the center of a single wire three times around the picture rail hook. Let the ends of the wire trail down in equal amounts from both sides of the hook. For pictures hanging from two hooks, use a separate wire for each hook. Leave 4 inches of wire free on one end of the wire and loop the longer end three times around the picture rail hook.
Coil the 4-inch end of wire tightly around the top of the longer end, just below the picture rail hook. Hold your picture to the wall, aligning the corners to the pencil marks you made. Slip the left-hanging wire--either hanging from the left picture rail hook or the left half of a double-wire hanging from a single hook--through the left picture hanger. Loop the wire three times through the hanger.Choose solid brass or stainless steel molding hooks, each with wire cables, to hang on your picture rail and any of our three hook designs for your art click image to enlarge.
Our easiest to use art hanging hook, fully adjustable without any tools. Simply depress the button at the top of the hook, and slide to any position on the cable. When the button is released, the hook locks to the cable with a three-point ball-bearing grip, ready to hold paintings, photos, or other works. Compatible with both cable and clear tape art hanging systems from the Original Gallery System product line, the Classic Hook is a versatile and economical choice that still offers full adjustability.
Locks in place to hold your art, using the simple wrench provided. Works the same as our Pushbutton Hook, with the addition of a locking arm that closes across the hook opening to deter theft in art galleries and other public art exhibition spaces. Picture Rail Hangers. Hanger Packs. Brass Molding Hooks, 6.
Brass Molding Hooks, 9. As above, with 9. Stainless Steel Molding Hooks, 6. Stainless Steel Molding Hooks, 9. As above, in 9. Hooks, Pushbutton, Original Gallery System cable onlypack. Comes in packages of ten Holds up to 44 pounds per hook Requires a Cable system; not compatible with Clear Tape System.
Hooks, Classic, Original Gallery System cable or tapepack. Comes in packages of 10 Holds up to 44 pounds per hook on cable systems, 33 pounds per hook on tape system Excellent for installations that use both cable and tape hangers.The newly affluent, and even the middle classes, demonstrated their buying power and good taste by covering the walls with paintings and other works of framed art—not to mention mirrors, shelves, plates, and so on—using picture rails.
Around the s, picture rails or picture molding became common. The modern picture rail was simply a horizontal molding of wood or composition material, often decorative, mounted high on the wall.
Picture rails were mounted in one of three positions.
A simpler treatment had the rail tacked to the wall at about the height of window and door heads—which left a frieze area between the rail and the ceiling. During much of the Victorian era, the frieze would get decorative embellishment. Now the picture rail was mounted just a half-inch or so from the ceiling. The old brass hooks no longer fit, but hooks with a rolled profile and wires were used. The gap was often lost in subsequent ceiling repairs—or even caulked over—making the molding useless.
Now you can buy hooks for picture rails with different thicknesses and shapes, so test one for fit before buying multiples. A picture rail hook not made of cast brass may be re-bent or modified to fit. Heavy items should hang from two hooks to distribute the weight from a picture rail.
Picture cord, picture wire, or chain may be used to hang the artwork from the hook. Picture cord is a colorful twisted cording on wire; it passes through eyelets screw eyes or D-rings mounted on the back of the frame. The wire is tied together at the top, creating a triangle. A medallion or a tassel or both with a hook built into its back fancies up the hanging treatment.
Picture Rail Hooks & Picture Hanging Hooks
It was the vogue in some years to make the crisscrossing cords themselves into a decorative treatment. Art hung near eye level was kept flat against the wall by attaching the cord or wire high on the back of the frame.
Art hung high on the wall, as in a gallery treatment or over a high wainscot, had the cord attached lower so that the piece would tilt forward for easier viewing.
Too low and the painting will flip over! Use eyelet pairs low and also at mid-frame or higher, if necessary. Most picture cords support about 60 pounds individually. If the item is heavier, you might use heavy-gauge wire or fine-gauge chain. Victorian-era picture hanging—with stacked art, multiple cords, braiding in inverted Vs, tassels, and rosettes—is well documented.
Picture & Mirror Hanging Hardware
A pleasing and changeable arrangement of fine art hangs from plain hooks and wire. Things got simpler in Craftsman and Colonial Revival homes. Old Craftsman magazine illustrations show framed art hung from a pair of straight-line chains at each side of the picture, going to plain metal hooks hung on a picture rail. Generally, small-gauge wire or chain was the hanger of choice in the post-Victorian period, when cording and tassels fell out of favor.
Brass-plated steel and copper hooks are ideal for Craftsman rooms and bungalows. Plain brass, nickel, or white hooks may be appropriate for Colonial Revival and modern interiors. And, even in period photos, paintings simply rest on a plate rail. Today you might consider picture rails and hooks against wallpaper and in public rooms, along with modern hangers in halls, bathrooms, even bedrooms.
Tips on how to maintain the look of your old home with replacement antique window hardware. Do you frame from the heart, or frame for the room? In a word, the answer is yes.Everyone has memories of moving into a new apartment for the first time and hanging pictures and artwork on the walls.
It seemed like an easy thing to do.
However, the simple process of just hammering a nail into a wall damages the wall. Moreover, if the frame containing the picture or artwork is very heavythen the shear weight can present problems. If you hang several pictures from the same wall, then the combined weight of all those frames can multiply the problem. So what can you do? One method of hanging pictures that prevents this from being an issue is using picture rails or crown molding between the wall and ceiling.
If you live in a home that was constructed prior to the s, then there is a good chance that it is already trimmed with crown molding. If not, you can acquire the molding from a hardware store or lumberyard. Rails are also available from hardware stores as an option. However, you are then obligated to install the molding or the rails yourself or hire a professional to perform the work. Moreover, selecting this method of hanging pictures means that you will have to consider the questions of how to hang pictures on picture rail molding or how to hang pictures from crown molding.
Getting involved in such a project means independently buying necessary accessories needed to perform the task. That would include the proper hooks, wires or cord needed for hanging pictures on a picture rail or molding. An alternative to the piecemeal method of collecting the necessary equipment yourself is to purchase a system that includes the pieces essential for a proper installation. Shades Picture Hanging Systems offers an assortment of STAS designed and manufactured picture-hanging solutions that include everything you will need — picture rail, the picture rail hooks, and the wiring.
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