Cleat 6 Wood Frm HWR-172 BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $3.47 for 25-49 sets
$3.29 for 50-99 sets $3.10 for 100-199 sets
$2.92 for 200 or more sets
Lt Cleat 6 Wood Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $3.47 for 25-49 sets $3.29 for 50-99 sets $3.10 for 100-199 sets $2.92 for 200 or more sets
Cleat 12 Wood Frm HWR-163 BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $4.51 for 25-49 sets
$4.28 for 50-99 sets $4.04 for 100-199 sets
$3.80 for 200 or more sets
Lt Cleat 12 Wood Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $4.51 for 25-49 sets $4.28 for 50-99 sets $4.04 for 100-199 sets $3.80 for 200 or more sets
Cleat 18 Wood Frm HWR-173 BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $5.61 for 25-49 sets
$5.31 for 50-99 sets $5.02 for 100-199 sets
$4.72 for 200 or more sets
Lt Cleat 18 Wood Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $5.61 for 25-49 sets $5.31 for 50-99 sets $5.02 for 100-199 sets $4.72 for 200 or more sets
Cleat 6 Metal Frm HWR-170 BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $1.85 for 25-49 sets
$1.76 for 50-99 sets $1.66 for 100-199 sets
$1.56 for 200 or more sets
Lt Cleat 6 Metal Frm
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Cleat 12 Metal Frm HWR-162 BULK
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$2.30 for 50-99 sets $2.17 for 100-199 sets
$2.04 for 200 or more sets
Lt Cleat 12 Metal Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $2.42 for 25-49 sets $2.30 for 50-99 sets $2.17 for 100-199 sets $2.04 for 200 or more sets
Cleat 18 Metal Frm HWR-171 BULK
PRICING (PER SET): $3.09 for 25-49 sets
$2.93 for 50-99 sets $2.76 for 100-199 sets
$2.60 for 200 or more sets
Lt Cleat 18 Metal Frm
BULK PRICING (PER SET): $3.09 for 25-49 sets $2.93 for 50-99 sets $2.76 for 100-199 sets $2.60 for 200 or more sets
Light-Duty Single Cleats Only
(Single Individual Cleat, No Fasteners)
Light-Duty Cleat Hanger Sets are supplied in three lengths: 6" long for pictures up to 20" wide, 12" long for pictures 20" to 30" wide, and 18" long for pictures over 30" wide. Each size is available in a version for wood frames and a version for metal sectional (Nielsen type) frames. All necessary fastening hardware required for installation is included with these sets.
In addition Light-Duty Cleats are also available as 6", 12" and 18" single units, without fastening hardware. We also offer an extra-long 36" length in this same "no fasteners" format for larger items weighing under 25-30 lbs or so.
The cleats are made of extruded aluminum and are 1 1/8" wide by 3/64" thick. There is no difference in the cleat profile (shape) for wood and metal frames--they can be interchanged if necessary. Similarly, different lengths can be combined with each other if required.
To use Light-Duty Cleat Hangers to hang a wood picture frame a second matching cleat (included with wood frame sets) must be attached to the back side of the frame's top rail. Metal sectional frames do not need any hardware to be placed on the frame itself--the "universal" channel on the back side of the metal frame accepts the cleat hanger.
All the necessary fastener hardware needed for installation is included in each of our Light-Duty Cleat Hanger sets. One set will hang one picture.
Please be sure that you order the appropriate Light-Duty Cleat Hanger Set for the size and type of frames that you want to hang. General guidelines are listed below.
If what you are hanging is unusually light or unusually heavy for its size, please adjust your selection accordingly. Call or email us if you need advice on this.
Light-Duty Cleats can be ordered without any fastening hardware for those customers who prefer to provide their own fasteners or have an application where screw fasteners are not needed. All three standard cleat lengths (6", 12", 18") are available as Light-Duty Single Cleats Only. In addition we also offer a 36" length in this format for use on large pieces that are not particularly heavy. When ordering single cleats remember that for most applications two cleats will be needed for each item being hung: one for the wall and one for the back of what you are hanging.
When working with cleat hardware it is very important that cleats be mounted as level as possible. Only slight leveling adjustments can be made after installation.
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.
6" cleats have two prepunched slotted screw holes; 12" cleats have three holes; 18" cleats have five holes. 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 (thin) wood frame or on a metal frame with a long horizontal span, make certain that the frame is sufficiently braced internally so that the frame's top rail will remain rigid under load. Note also the minimum wood frame width required (for frame cleat screw placement) in the installation specifications table directly below.
We have a number of customers who have used Light-Duty Cleats to hang something with a backing material that is either too thin or too soft to accept screw fasteners. In these cases usually either a silicone-based liquid adhesive or a good quality double-sided foam-backed tape has been used to attach the cleat instead of screws. In these situations be aware that the adhesive you use must adhere equally well to the aluminum cleat and whatever backing material you are dealing with and create a permanent bond on both surfaces.
Technical Notes on Using Light-Duty Cleat Hangers with Metal Frames
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 the years and the Light-Duty Cleat Hanger cleat may not fit inside the back channel of certain older, now obsolete style metal frames (typically pre-1980 manufacture).
There are a small number of these older extrusion profiles still being made, the so-called #186 Profile and #444 Profile. These profiles have a narrower back channel, measuring about 1/4" wide, compared to the standard 3/8" wide universal channel of the #11 Profile. Light-Duty Cleat Hangers will not fit on #186 or #444 profile moulding.
Wider and complex metal frame profiles where the back channel is set in from the outer edge of the frame cannot be hung with Light-Duty Cleat Hangers.
Light-Duty Cleat Hangers also cannot be used on low-end crimped corner metal frames ("back-load" or "back-loaded" frames). Back-loaded metal frames do not have a universal channel at all and look like this at the corners.
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, Light-Duty Cleat Hangers will work.
For a related product that works in a similar fashion to a cleat hanger, see our page on the plastic Track Master Hanger. The Track Master Hangers we carry are for metal frames only. Track Master Hangers are attached to the wall with nails, so wall damage is minimal, but they will not support as much weight as a metal cleat hanger.
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