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Hanging artwork on plaster wall?

Our house was built in 1922 and has nice plaster walls.
We have put up some art with no problem. We have a new piece of artwork that must weigh 40lbs. The picture is already set up with d rings and wires to hang. I am just not sure what kind of anchor to use for this kind of weight. If it was just studs and drywall i would have no questions. Thanks for any help.


Re: Hanging artwork on plaster wall?

Where did you get your artwork? If it was from a frame shop they should have given you some proper hangers. The trick is to pre-drill the holes.

wood screws in the studs over 2 studs will give you some great holding power. If you want a more equal stability, go ask your frame shop for some safety hangers.

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ordering one long length to attach across the back will give you stability and preserve your plaster.

If you want and alternative. take a length of 1 by 4 and cut it lengthwise at a 45* angle. screw on half to the frame with the angle creating a gap between the frame and the point, pointing the angle down on the frame N and reverse it for the wall---Pre-drill the holes in both the wall and the wood/frame. This creates a cleat where the 2 pieces lock in place.

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