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Hanging Hardware for Metal Frames
For Use With or Without Picture Wire
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Snap-In Hanger for Metal Frames

Mtl Frm Snap Hanger

HWR-05

$.60
pkg of 6
snap-in picture hanger

Qty Pkgs:

BULK PRICING: $.57 for 25-49 pkgs • $.54 for 50-99 pkgs • $.51 for 100 or more pkgs

 

Solid Hanger for Metal Frames

Mtl Frm Solid Hanger

HWR-4258

$.95
pkg of 4
solid picture hanger

Qty Pkgs:

BULK PRICING: $.90 for 25-49 pkgs • $.86 for 50-99 pkgs • $.81 for 100 or more pkgs

 

European Hanger for Metal Frames

Mtl Frm Euro Hanger

HWR-448

$.95
pkg of 4
euro picture hanger

Qty Pkgs:

BULK PRICING: $.90 for 25-49 pkgs • $.86 for 50-99 pkgs • $.81 for 100 or more pkgs

 

3-Part Hanger for Metal Frames

Mtl Frm 3-Part Hanger

HWR-4260

$.95
pkg of 4
 3-part picture hanger

Qty Pkgs:

BULK PRICING: $.90 for 25-49 pkgs • $.86 for 50-99 pkgs • $.81 for 100 or more pkgs

 

Notched Hanger for Metal Frames

Mtl Frm Notch Hanger

HWR-09

$.95
pkg of 5
 notched hanger

Qty Pkgs:

BULK PRICING: $.90 for 25-49 pkgs • $.86 for 50-99 pkgs • $.81 for 100 or more pkgs

 

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Specifications: Metal Frame Picture Hangers

Picture frame hangers for metal frames snap or screw into the "universal channel" that is on the back side of metal frame moulding. Almost all good quality American-made metal frames of the last twenty-five years, regardless of profile or manufacturer, have this universal channel.

Older metal frames sometimes have a different channel design that will not accept currently available hardware. Our metal frame hangers also will not work with lightweight crimped-corner ("back-loaded") type metal frames. If the corners on the back side of your metal frame have corner hardware that looks like this, and the frame channel is 3/8" wide, our metal frame picture hangers will fit.

We offer five different standard hangers for metal frames. Three are for use with picture wire only, one can be used either with wire or hung directly on a hook, and one is used at the top rail of the metal frame like a wood frame sawtooth hanger.

For additional methods of metal frame hanging, take a look at our pages for Track Master Hanger, Wall Buddies Hanger, and Light-Duty Cleat Hangers.

 

snap-in picture hanger

solid picture hanger

Snap-In Hanger for Metal Frames
7/8" x 1 3/8"
Mtl Frm Snap Hanger - HWR-05
Solid Hanger for Metal Frames
1" x 1 1/4"
Mtl Frm Solid Hanger - HWR-4258

 

euro picture hanger

3-part picture hanger

Euro Hanger for Metal Frames
5/8" x 1 1/2"
Mtl Frm Euro Hanger - HWR-448
3-Part Hanger for Metal Frames
3/4" x 1"
Mtl Frm 3-Part Hanger - HWR-4260

 

notched picture hanger

Notched Hanger for Metal Frames
5/8" x 1 3/8"
Mtl Frm Notch Hanger - HWR-09

 

The metal frame hangers that we offer all perform well when used in conjunction with a good quality Picture Wire.

Wire hangers should be installed on the side rails of a metal frame, approximately one-third of the way down from the top of the picture. Picture wire is then run between the hangers to complete the job. (Go here to lean how to attach picture wire to hangers).

 

metal frame picture hangers 1

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Snap-In Hanger, Euro Hanger, 3-Part Hanger, Solid Hanger (L-R)

 

snap-in picture hanger

3-part picture hanger

Snap-In Hanger
3-Part Hanger

 

euro picture hanger

solid picture hanger

Euro Hanger
Solid Hanger

 

notched picture hanger

Notched Hanger
 

 

Snap-in Metal Frame Hangers (HWR-05) are a good choice for lighter metal frames under 2-3 lbs. These hangers snap into the metal frame universal channel and are held fast by the pulling action of the wire. Least expensive choice, installs in seconds, easy to adjust.

Solid Metal Frame Hangers (HWR-4258) have a rigid one-piece design and are held in place in the metal frame universal channel with a heavy set screw. They have large wire holes to facilitate attaching the picture wire. This hanger is the strongest metal frame hanger we offer.

European (Euro) Metal Frame Hangers (HWR-448) have large teardrop shaped wire holes that make wiring a frame very easy. Like the Solid Hanger, Euro Hangers attach with a set screw and are a close second to the Solid Hanger in strength.

Three-Part Metal Frame Hangers (HWR-4260) have a design that allows you to pivot the arm section of the hanger to the best position before tightening it down with the headed screw. This hanger can be used with picture wire but is particularly useful if you want to hang a metal frame directly on two picture hooks without using picture wire. (Place hangers at the top of the side rails and orient the hanger triangle rings vertically before tightening the hangers down).

Notched Metal Frame Hangers (HWR-09) snap into place in the metal frame's top rail universal channel. Once in place in the rail you can slide the hanger from side to side to position it. Larger frames will require two notched hangers. When using notched hangers, frames are hung directly on ordinary nails placed in the wall.

 

Please Note

• No disassembly of the frame is required for any of the metal frame hangers on this page. All five snap or drop into the universal channel on the back side of the frame.

Screw-down hangers must be tightened down firmly to be fully secure, but be careful not to over tighten them to the point where the screw slots are damaged.

The Solid Hanger (HWR-4258) does not have a left and right part: one hanger must be installed "upside down" to orient it properly for the wire.

• When using a Notched Hanger (HWR-09), be certain that the screw or nail you hang the frame on is secure and in no danger of pulling out of the wall.

When hanging a large or heavy metal frame with wire, hangers can be doubled to create an added measure of safety. Simply place two hangers together on each side of the frame and intertwine the wires. (The principle is shown here on a wood frame).

• Make sure that the Picture Wire and Picture Hooks you use are of good quality and strong enough to support the weight of the picture you will be hanging.

 

Instructions: Metal Frame Wire Hangers

  1. Lay the frame face down on a blanket or soft surface.
  2. Hangers should be installed on the side rails between one-quarter and one-third of the way down from the top of the frame--an equal distance down on both sides.
  3. Screw-Down Types: Place hangers in position in the channel in the back of the metal frame and tighten down firmly. A hanger screw may need to be backed out a bit before the hanger will drop into the channel.
  4. Make sure screw-down type hangers are tightly seated, but do not over tighten or damage the slot on the set screw.
  5. Snap-In Type: Install this hanger by placing the outside edge of the hanger in first, at an angle; then pressing down firmly on the arm/hole section. Once snapped into place, you should be able to adjust the position of the hanger by pressing directly down on it with your thumb while sliding it up or down in the channel.
  6. If a Snap-In Hanger seems too loose in the frame channel, remove it, pinch the "ears" that fit inside the channel together--by hand, just a little bit--and then reinsert the hanger. This will make for a tighter fit.
  7. Attach picture wire to the hangers using the method illustrated here.
  8. Leave enough slack in the wire so that when it is pulled taut up against the back of the frame, the center point of the wire reaches about half the distance between the hanger position and the top of the frame.
  9. Hang the picture on one or two Picture Hooks.
 

Instructions: Metal Frame Notched Hanger

  1. Lay the metal frame face down on a blanket or soft surface.
  2. Notched Hangers are installed in the universal channel of the metal frame's top rail and serve the same purpose as a sawtooth hanger on a wood frame.
  3. The notched "teeth" of the hanger face down.
  4. Use either one or two hangers, depending on the size of the frame.
  5. To install, first push the notched hanger down into the channel at the inside edge, then press down on the raised back edge to snap the hanger into place.
  6. Once in the channel, you can slide the Notched Hanger side-to-side to reposition it.
  7. Make sure that the screw or nail in the wall that the picture will hang on is solid and in no danger of pulling out of the wall.

 

 

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