Hanging hardware options for wood panels
Ampersand Floaterframes are the perfect solution for displaying and hanging artwork. Our Floaterframes are easy to use, (all mounting and hanging hardware are included!), made from premium hardwood, and they are designed with a wider base and deeper rabbet to eliminate damage to panels. However, if you prefer to display your panel without a frame, we have some helpful tips.
For general hanging (under 30 lbs), 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 a 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 our cradles are made from high-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 the hanging wire. Stick rubber bumpers to the bottom two corners if desired.
"D" ring hangers are great for hanging heavier paintings (30-50 lbs) 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 lbs+) and are easy to attach with wood screws. Attach one each on the left and right sides of the painting. Hang directly on nails or screws that are preferably connected to a stud in the wall. Pre-drill the holes and tighten the screws with either a screwdriver, electric drill, or cordless screwdriver for either of these two options.
You can find hanging hardware at your local hardware store.