How to pick the right cleat for your artwork?

To chose the correct cleat you need to know the width of the artwork you are hanging. Use the chart below to find the cleat length you need based on the artwork width.

You also need to know the weight of the artwork since all cleats have a suggested weight rating. You can use the 'Refine By' search to your left to view the cleats that meet your needs based on your cleat length and artwork weight.

How wide is the art?
Artwork Width
Suggested
Cleat Length
3-6"
3"
6-12"
6" or 10"
13-20"
10" or 12"
21-30"
18"
31-36"
24"
37-42"
30"
43-50"
36"
51-89"
45" or 48"
over 90"
90"



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12 inch cleat for metal frame
Price: $2.55
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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 cleat for metal frames
Price: $3.25
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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...

6 inch cleat for metal frame with locking hardware
Price: $2.45
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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,...

12 inch cleat for metal with security lock
Price: $3.05
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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
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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,...

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.

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