Hanging Hardware Options for Wood Panels
For general hanging (under 30#), use screw eyes and picture wire. Select the size of the screw eye based on the weight and size of the painting. Mark a spot with a pencil about 1/4 of the way down from the top of the painting on the inside of the cradle. Pre-drill the hole for the screw eye. If you do not pre-drill the hole, the head of the screw eye will break off when tightened because the birch plywood we use is made from quality hardwoods. Insert the screw eye into the hole and tighten with pliers. Repeat the process on the other side of the painting and attach hanging wire. Stick rubber bumpers to the bottom two corners if desired.
“D” ring hangers are great for hanging heavier paintings (30-50#) and are easily attached with screws (pre-drill the holes). The “D” ring hangers can be used either with picture wire or can be hung directly on nails or picture hangers.
Keyhole hangers are great for hanging extremely heavy (50#+) and larger works and are easy to attach with wood screws. Attach one each on the left and right side of the painting. Hang directly on nails or screws preferably that are connected to a stud in the wall. Pre-drill the holes and tighten screws with either a screw driver, electric drill or cordless screwdriver for either of these two options.
You can find hanging hardware at your local home store. Or, visit ooks.com to explore more options and gain more advice.