COMMUNITY FORUM

eevans

05:24PM | 01/25/05
Member Since: 01/24/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Hi,

I just moved into a rowhouse built around 1953. The outer interior walls(next to my neighbors) are very dense and hard as if underneath consist of brick. Although, my inner interior walls seem to be drywall or plaster board.

My problem, I have a very dear and huge painting measuring 12'/ 14' weighing about 60 lbs, that needs to be hung on the outer interior wall.

How and with what material can I secure and hang the picture, without cracking, without imbedding holes that may cause leaks, and without damaging the foundation?

Any HELP is greatly appreciated.

Piffin

07:01AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Rent or own?

The wall you refer to is probably a block firewall, plastered smooth. It would be easy to drive a fstener in by drilling with an impact type hammer drill if you can rent or borrow. Sans impact/hammer mode, a regular drill can do it slowly with a carbide masonry drill bit.

alternatively, The old way of hanginf pictures over plaster or brick was to have a trim molding called a picture rail mounted either at the cieling or down 18" or soo, depending on the wall height. Hooks were placed over that and wires hung down to support the at work.

Another version of this for rentals or art galleries where you want to avoid permanent wall connecrtions is a pole that fits by pressure to the floor and cieling and has a slots fo rpicture hooks.

Excellence is its own reward!


eevans

04:31PM | 02/01/05
Member Since: 01/24/05
2 lifetime posts
Piffin,

Thank you so very much for your suggestions.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1