Interlocking Aluminum Cleat Hangers Light, Medium & Heavy-Duty Versions

  • Strong, efficient, very simple to install and remove
  • Low-profile cleats hold artwork tightly to the wall
  • Will easily support any size or weight picture frame

We offer three different cleat hanging systems, rated as Light-Duty, Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty. They are based on the traditional "french cleat" used in carpentry, where interlocking wood wedges hold an object securely in place on a vertical surface while also allowing it to be easily removed.

Because cleats are available in different lengths within each weight classification and because there are always installation variables involved apart from the strength of the cleat itself, definitive load-bearing parameters cannot be given for the three cleat classifications, but with that being said, a rough guideline appears below:

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers - supports up to 30-35 lbs.
Medium-Duty Cleat Hangers - supports up to 200 lbs.
Heavy-Duty Cleat Hangers - supports over 100 lbs.

 

Cleat Picture Hangers - General Specifications
Type
Thickness
Length
Width Single
Width Joined
Wall Standoff
light
3/64"
6"-36"
1 1/8"
2"
3/16"
medium
3/32"
24"-48"
1 1/4"
1 7/8"
7/32"
heavy
1/4"
24"-48"
1 3/4"
3 1/8"
1/4"


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6 inch cleat kit for wood frame
Price: $3.65
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-172 -

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers are normally attached to the wall with the screws and plastic anchors supplied. This fastening method creates a solid, stable support for the frame. You can substitute different fastener hardware if you prefer.The 6" cleats have two pre-punched slotted screw holes, four inches on center. Only very minimal leveling adjustments are possible after installation so it is imperative to mount cleats as level as possible the first time.If you are using a Light-Duty Cleat...

12 inch cleat for wood frame
Price: $4.75
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-163 -

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers are normally attached to the wall with the screws and plastic anchors supplied. This fastening method creates a solid, stable support for the frame. You can substitute different fastener hardware if you prefer.The 12" cleats have three pre-punched holes four inches on center. Only very minimal leveling adjustments are possible after installation so it is imperative to mount cleats as level as possible the first time.If you are using a Light-Duty Cleat Hanger on a...

18 inch wood frame cleat kit
Price: $5.90
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-173 -

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers are normally attached to the wall with the screws and plastic anchors supplied. This fastening method creates a solid, stable support for the frame. You can substitute different fastener hardware if you prefer.The 18" cleats have five pre-punched holes four inches on center. Only very minimal leveling adjustments are possible after installation so it is imperative to mount cleats as level as possible the first time.If you are using a Light-Duty Cleat Hanger on a narrow...

6 inch cleat for wood frame with security hanger
Price: $4.35
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SEC-6 -

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers are normally attached to the wall with the screws and plastic anchors supplied. This fastening method creates a solid, stable support for the frame. You can substitute different fastener hardware if you prefer.The 6" cleats have two prepunched slotted screw holes, four inches on center. Only very minimal leveling adjustments are possible after installation so it is imperative to mount cleats as level as possible the first time.If you are using a Light-Duty Cleat Hanger...

12 inch cleat security picture hanging
Price: $5.45
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SEC-21 -

18 inch cleat and security picture hanging hardware
Price: $7.25
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SEC-23 -

6 inch cleat for metal frame with locking hardware
Price: $2.45
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SEC-5 -

Frame-Lock Hangers will fit on all currently manufactured metal frames generically designated as #11 Profile moulding. This includes the metal moulding currently made by Nielsen, Clark, Designer, Alumaframe, Global Art, MCS, Decor and most OEM manufacturers. The #11 Profile category (and compatible profiles) constitute probably 95% of the current metal moulding market. As long as the corner hardware and channel on the back side of your metal frame looks like this and the channel is 3/8" wide,...

heavy weight cleat 2.5 inches
Price: $1.65
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-164 -

12 inch cleat for metal with security lock
Price: $3.05
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SEC-22 -

Frame-Lock Hangers will fit on all currently manufactured metal frames generically designated as #11 Profile moulding. This includes the metal moulding currently made by Nielsen, Clark, Designer, Alumaframe, Global Art, MCS, Decor and most OEM manufacturers. The #11 Profile category (and compatible profiles) constitute probably 95% of the current metal moulding market. As long as the corner hardware and channel on the back side of your metal frame looks like this and the channel is 3/8" wide,...

18 inch metal frame cleat and security lock
Price: $4.20
Availability: In Stock
Item #: SEC-24 -

Frame-Lock Hangers will fit on all currently manufactured metal frames generically designated as #11 Profile moulding. This includes the metal moulding currently made by Nielsen, Clark, Designer, Alumaframe, Global Art, MCS, Decor and most OEM manufacturers. The #11 Profile category (and compatible profiles) constitute probably 95% of the current metal moulding market. As long as the corner hardware and channel on the back side of your metal frame looks like this and the channel is 3/8" wide,...

plastic cleat shims
Price: $0.50
Availability: In Stock
Item #: MSC-126 -

24 inch heavy weight cleat for wood
Price: $16.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-177 -

36 inch heavy french cleat
Price: $22.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-176 -

heavy french cleat 48 inch
Price: $29.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-175 -

12 inch wall cleats
Price: $4.20
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-165-12 -

12 inch cleat for metal frame
Price: $2.55
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-162 -

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers will fit on all currently manufactured metal frames generically designated as #11 Profile moulding. This includes the metal moulding currently made by Nielsen, Clark, Designer, Alumaframe, Global Art, MCS, Decor and most OEM manufacturers. The #11 Profile category (and compatible profiles) constitute probably 95% of the current metal moulding market. If you are installing older metal-framed pictures, you should be aware that metal frame moulding design has evolved over...

18 inch light cleats
Price: $5.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-165-18 -

18 inch metal frame cleat
Price: $3.25
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-171 -

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers will fit on all currently manufactured metal frames generically designated as #11 Profile moulding. This includes the metal moulding currently made by Nielsen, Clark, Designer, Alumaframe, Global Art, MCS, Decor and most OEM manufacturers. The #11 Profile category (and compatible profiles) constitute probably 95% of the current metal moulding market. If you are installing older metal-framed pictures, you should be aware that metal frame moulding design has evolved over...

36 inch light cleat set
Price: $9.90
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-165-36 -

light cleat six inch
Price: $3.30
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-165-6 -

6 inch cleat for metal frame
Price: $1.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-170 -

Light-Duty Cleat Hangers will fit on all currently manufactured metal frames generically designated as #11 Profile moulding. This includes the metal moulding currently made by Nielsen, Clark, Designer, Alumaframe, Global Art, MCS, Decor and most OEM manufacturers. The #11 Profile category (and compatible profiles) constitute probably 95% of the current metal moulding market. If you are installing older metal-framed pictures, you should be aware that metal frame moulding design has evolved over...

24 inch medium cleat
Price: $11.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-601-24 -

Medium-Duty Cleat Hangers are made of extruded aluminum. Cleats are 1 1/4" wide and 3/32" thick--about twice as thick as our Light-Duty Cleat Hangers. The medium cleats have 3/16" diameter fastener holes spaced at 4" intervals. A Medium-Duty Cleat Hanger set consists of two identical cleats. To install, one cleat is mounted with the open side facing upward on the wall. The other cleat is mounted open side facing downward just below the top edge of the back side of the object being hung. When...

36 inch french cleat
Price: $17.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-601-36 -

Medium-Duty Cleat Hangers are made of extruded aluminum. Cleats are 1 1/4" wide and 3/32" thick--about twice as thick as our Light-Duty Cleat Hangers. The medium cleats have 3/16" diameter fastener holes spaced at 4" intervals. A Medium-Duty Cleat Hanger set consists of two identical cleats. To install, one cleat is mounted with the open side facing upward on the wall. The other cleat is mounted open side facing downward just below the top edge of the back side of the object being hung. When...

48 inch cleat
Price: $23.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: HWR-601-48 -

Medium-Duty Cleat Hangers are made of extruded aluminum. Cleats are 1 1/4" wide and 3/32" thick--about twice as thick as our Light-Duty Cleat Hangers. The medium cleats have 3/16" diameter fastener holes spaced at 4" intervals. A Medium-Duty Cleat Hanger set consists of two identical cleats. To install, one cleat is mounted with the open side facing upward on the wall. The other cleat is mounted open side facing downward just below the top edge of the back side of the object being hung. When...

Aluminum cleats are modern versions of the french cleat made specifically for picture/panel hanging are sometimes called z-hangers, z-bars, hang bars, hang clips, hanging cleats, hanger rails. All are variations of the same basic idea: two slightly offset metal cleats--one installed on the wall and one on the the back of the object to be displayed--connect together. The displayed object is held in position by its own weight and gravity.

Our aluminum extrusion cleat hangers create simple, strong and very reliable installations for virtually any flat object you want to hang on a wall: artwork, panels, display boards, signage, framed mirrors, etc.

The medium and heavy-duty versions are capable of supporting very heavy items that no other hanging method can handle. The light-duty versions are a quick and easy way to hang average-size wood and metal picture frames, plaques, art boards and signs.