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Topic # 228717 18-Jan-2018 22:02
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Nearly four years ago after my daughter was born my brother had this made out of redwood (I think).  I have never hung it for two reasons, I have been afraid of damaging it and I want it secure and not able to fall (it's a solid bit of timber).  French cleats seem the best option but where do you buy them? 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1942200 18-Jan-2018 22:04
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How much does it weigh?

 

 


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  Reply # 1942201 18-Jan-2018 22:04
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French cleats are made, not bought. They are just some wood with an angle on them.





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  Reply # 1942205 18-Jan-2018 22:10
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gehenna:

 

How much does it weigh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best guess a couple of kilos, will weigh tomorrow


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  Reply # 1942206 18-Jan-2018 22:12
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richms:

 

French cleats are made, not bought. They are just some wood with an angle on them.

 

 

Pretty much this.

 

That said, I have seen aluminium ones before. I haven't bought or used these, but it's what showed up on a search: http://www.manzana.co.nz/product-detail/zinterlock-split-batten/

 

 




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  Reply # 1942208 18-Jan-2018 22:19
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mdf:

 

richms:

 

French cleats are made, not bought. They are just some wood with an angle on them.

 

 

Pretty much this.

 

That said, I have seen aluminium ones before. I haven't bought or used these, but it's what showed up on a search: http://www.manzana.co.nz/product-detail/zinterlock-split-batten/

 

 

 

 

Thought about wood ones but they would stick out too much.  Plus have to attach it to the back, paranoid about splitting it. Think it would have to be metal. 


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  Reply # 1943208 18-Jan-2018 23:40
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Mitre10Mega have an aluminium one that isn't showing on their website.

 

Receipt listed it as:

 

Picture Hanger Hangman 150mm 277787 $19.60

 

 

 

Same as this one found on TradeMe

 

(Terrible picture in listing)

 

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  Reply # 1943209 18-Jan-2018 23:42
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no linkee allowed for me yet..

 

Try this Trademe listing number instead: 1521661797

 

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  Reply # 1943231 19-Jan-2018 07:15
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3M velcro strips? ( a lot ). 

 

Ive used them sucessfully for various projects. 

 

Just have to actually obey the instructions on use and they are a solid option. 

 

 


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I would stand it as you have been rather than hang it. It has a base, might look a bit odd hanging something that has a base. Glue some felt to the base so as not to scratch what furniture you stand it on. That's my opinion




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  Reply # 1943237 19-Jan-2018 07:49
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No base. Just a large slabe about a meter high with her name and a just carved into it

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  Reply # 1943240 19-Jan-2018 08:05
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I meant that it seems to have a flat bottom?


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  Reply # 1943470 19-Jan-2018 12:39
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If it were me I'd use a suitable weight couple of D ring fasteners (they vary) that lay flat, screws and wire, same as galleries do for heavy pictures. Pre drill the holes for the screws (the bit should be a tiny bit skinnier than the screws so they are tight when you screw them in but not so tight as to cause splitting, and don't drill all the way through of course). You have to be careful how far down you put the D rings because if you put them too low it will sag forward from the top, not sit flush on the wall. Then put a screw in a nog in the wall through a picture hanger (the kind with the hook) and hang it on that.

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  Reply # 1943502 19-Jan-2018 13:22
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Boat cleats like this could do well, that are very secure

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1943635 19-Jan-2018 16:40
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You could consult with a framing/hanging supplier... some interesting stuff like a 50 lb, apartment friendly hanging hardware thingy etc. https://www.framesplus.co.nz/hanging-hardware.html

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