I made a simple picture hanger generator, it works well on wood panels. You can change the hole size, countersink and distance for the fasteners. I like to do a heavy engrave (900/full) on 1/8" birch plywood for the countersink. It’s made with two layers:
I like using these tiny #4 x 1/2" wood screws:
Here I’m showing one mounted and one from the back, the keyhole is big enough for a #6 screw, though I mostly use nails when hanging these on drywall:
One minor downside (or feature) is that it is better to make a spacer to keep the picture parallel to the wall. One benefit of this is having the panel float a little bit off the wall which looks neat, another is that it gives you an excuse to put your logo on it :
Hope this is useful.
I’ve seen a lot of hangers here including some I came up with and thought the subject was exhausted.
Well I was wrong, excellent design and execution, and I especially like the counter sinks.
A really nice addition to the library of practical cuts. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing this design. I’m going to make custom frames for cloth samples I’ve woven, and use these on the back.
That’s pretty cool, thanks!
Thanks for the share. I like the float effect!
Interesting! How thick is the wood panel? Most of what I use is too thin to hold a screw but could be quite strong with glue, especially if there is a shallow engrave to place it in.
Thank you for the share, I really like the design.
Very nice design … thank you for sharing!!
Thank you! This is very nicely designed! Love the recessed screws.
Excellent! Definitely useful, well though-out design. Thanks very much for sharing it!
do you have an Etsy shop? I know the file is free… just wondering?
If you go to this link: Picture hangers and scroll down past the instructions you’ll see the spot where you can make the changes, and there is a blue Download SVG button you can hit to get the file. No need to sign in or open an account, looks like this:
I mostly use 1/2" wood panels, but you are right, it doesn’t feel like it’s suitable for thinner stuff.
I was wondering if you could get away with mouting it to 1/4" panels but it’s very close with the screws it had at hand (1/2" and 1/4"):
Maybe with a deeper engrave and the 1/4" screw, or cutting one layer of the hanger out of 1/4" ply and the other out of 1/8 ply would get you there.
OMG that’s so kind of you to say, thank you!
I don’t think I would trust any of that I have drilled short holes for 1/8" or 3/32" magnets as box closures and had them held mechanically by wood glue, so I would trust a 1/4" bolt using the wood glue to hold the threads as it would twist out if you wanted to remove it at some point. but unless I expected to want to remove it I would just use wood glue from the start I think. Putting that much pressure near the upper surface is just daring the tip to peek out and mess up the artwork there.
Excellent and very useful and small project! Thanks for sharing!!!
Very nice! Thank you for the share!