The Myth of Hanging Aids

Recently an article appeared on featuring WalabotDIY, a 3D- imaging sensor that “allows homeowners and professionals alike to see behind the walls with an X-ray vision app of sorts.” Many uses for this sensor were mentioned such as “mounting shelving, locating a pesky leak, or drilling into a wall without the fear of hitting a pipe or electrical wire,” and most sound very helpful for your DIY projects. There’s one use, however, which we feel strongly requires a counter argument … hanging a wall gallery.

There is a better solution and you have found it! Read on.

You don’t need a sensor. You don’t need the complex process of marking locations of studs, putting holes in your walls, and leaving tell-tale signs of your wall gallery design set up, additions, and removals of those art pieces and photos … Use a hanging system instead.

A wall gallery hanging system is typically comprised of a track mounted high on the wall. This is most commonly done at the intersection of the wall and ceiling.

Wall Track, Ceiling Track, Click Rail Track, and Contempo® Track by AS Hanging Display Systems

From this track hangs cables or rods that follow down the surface of the wall.

Ceiling Track Cables and Rods by AS Hanging Display Systems

Photos, art, posters and mirrors, and displays of all sorts are hung from the cables/rods via hooks and fittings.

Hang Art Wall Hangings with Secure Gripper Hook by AS Hanging Display Systems

We’ve previously shared tips and ideas for hanging pictures and gallery wall layouts on our blog.

Creating a wall gallery becomes very easy when a hanging system is implemented, and includes many benefits.

  • You can make changes to the layout and design at any time.
  • It’s a method that allows you to play with the actual framed objects during the “what if” stage.
  • You avoid paper template cutouts altogether, so there is no location transfer error.
  • No nails are required/used so there is no damage to walls. Gotta love that, right?

Take a look at some of examples of wall galleries below.

Art Gallery Wall using Display Reveal and P-End Cables

This clean, contemporary wall gallery is created with Display Reveal and P-End Cables.

Residential family portraits suspended from Display Reveal by AS Hanging Display Systems.

Art Gallery Wall Display using Click Rail System

This image is of an art wall in a residential setting displayed using Click Rail System.

Art Gallery Wall with Click Rail System by AS Hanging Display Systems

Below is an example of how a C-Level Conference Ready-Room displays their modern art using Click Rail System.

Hang Modern Art using Click Rail System by

Here is another example of Click Rail System used to display soothing art in a Spa Quiet Space.

Spa Quiet Space displays soothing art pieces using Click Rail System by

These are just a few examples to dispel myths of hanging aids. We’ve shared some art gallery displays and basic information of how to create an art or photo gallery wall. We can certainly offer more options for your specific application.

Do you have a wall that would make a statement with a photo or art gallery?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about how our products can be beneficial in your project, please contact our Customer Support at, or give us a call at 866 935-6949 (toll free) or at our local number 450 619-7999.

When you hang with AS Hanging Systems, you Hang with the Best®

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