HOW TO HANG FRAMES LIKE A PRO

The Home Handyman|May/June 2020

HOW TO HANG FRAMES LIKE A PRO
There are a few technical and aesthetic things to consider before you hang a picture

Tools

  • Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Measuring tape
  • Wall hooks
  • Painter’s tape
  • Drill
The rise in popularity of digital photography in recent years has radically changed the way we interact with photographs. Much of this change can be attributed to the transformation of photos from physical objects to pieces of data. Envelopes and shoeboxes have been replaced by hard drives and, more recently, ‘cloud’ systems, as preferred methods of image storage. Likewise, computer and phone screens have ousted photo albums as the dominant means of sharing family memories and artistic creations alike. Yet, for many, the barrage of images on touchscreens and monitors has led to a newfound appreciation for photographs that you can physically touch and hang on the wall.

So now you have the perfect picture frame, and you’ve placed your art or photograph in it, and it looks amazing. But it won’t serve much of a purpose unless you get it displayed up on the wall.

There are a few technical and aesthetic things to consider before you hang a picture, so if you’re having trouble, consider the following tips.

Make sure you have the proper hanging hardware

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May/June 2020