We Have A Winner!

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  Our contest is now officially closed! We’ve had a very successful Giveaway and we have all of you to thank for it. We’re very excited to announce our winner, Suzanne Lefebvre, who will be receiving our Picture Hanging System, plus free expedited shipping. Congratulations, Suzanne Lefebvre! Hang with the Best®  

An Easel without Legs: The Footprintless® Easel

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Easel without Legs – That is exactly right. Our company offers the Footprintless Easel. It corrects the main flaws of traditional easels. It… Occupies no floor space Never has to be stored in a closet Never gets misplaced You can’t trip on it It expands and contracts as needed Let’s take these points a “step” farther … The Footprintless Easel is suspended by cables, and mounted to a wall. Without the legs of a traditional standing easel, there is no … Read more >

Using Frame Stabilizers to Create a Professional Wall Display

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We would like to introduce you to one of our specialty fittings – Frame Stabilizer. Stabilizers correct two common challenging situations: Where the top of a frame hangs away from the wall Where a frame teeter-totters on a lower corner of the frame.   A Frame Stabilizer becomes a useful tool when the top of a frame hangs away from the wall, and the bottom of the frame tilts inward towards the wall. This is caused by the way in … Read more >

Basic System Elements

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Understanding our basic system elements and their most advantageous applications can play an important part in your design solution. By knowing your options, and how they behave, you will be able to create the hanging system that can also become a design feature, allowing you to best show off your brag wall, art display, or creative showcase display. There are three basic elements to consider. In this entry we will explore each element in more detail. These include: 1) the … Read more >

Difficult Walls, Part 3: Protecting Specialty Finishes

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If you’ve been following our series, Difficult Walls, welcome back to the third, and final, entry, “Difficult Walls, Part 3: Protecting Specialty Finishes”, of this three-part series. Here, we are focusing on walls with an out-of-the-ordinary finish, i.e. expensive wood paneling, designer wallpaper, or perhaps custom, or faux, painted walls. Damage by nail holes, or other hanging devices, to these types of surfaces may result in impossible, or extremely costly, repairs. Here, we show how others have used our products … Read more >

Inexpensive Youth Art Displays

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This entry is the result of a question that came to us via our Customer Service Call Center. A prospective customer asked about using Casso® Display Rail with mated or mounted prints. How thick of a board will Casso Rail support? The answer is that Casso Rail is compatible with materials up to 2mm thick, a little more than 1/16 inch. This is a great idea that we want to share with you. Our Casso art display rail is wonderful … Read more >

Difficult Walls, Part 2: Masonry and Glass Walls

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In this second entry of our three-part series, Difficult Walls, we address the challenge of hanging art, photos, or objects on walls made of masonry or glass. Our first photo shows an example of how we’ve solved the dilemma of creating displays on masonry walls, while it also re-emphasizes the point made in our first post regarding curved walls as well. Using our Contempo® System in the suspended format, a track is applied to the masonry wall using suitable fasteners. … Read more >

Difficult Walls, Part 1: Hanging Displays on Curved Walls

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Readers and visitors have their own reasons to consider using hanging system hardware in their building, residence or project. However, most of these reasons fall into a small number of categories, the main one most likely is overcoming the challenges of placing objects on “difficult” walls. “Difficult” wall applications may include curved walls, walls made of masonry or glass, or simply walls with an elaborate finish that are impossible, or extremely costly, to repair if damaged. In this blog entry, … Read more >

Create a Wall Display Using Suspended vs. Tensioned Cable Solutions

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Most hanging systems are “suspended” systems. This means the weight of the object is suspended from the upper track, allowing the cable or rod to hang freely with gravity. The alternate type of hanging system is a “tensioned” system. Using this type of installation, the cable is also attached at a lower point, allowing the cable to be held taught, or tensioned, between the upper and lower points. This makes for a very stable display. While a suspended cable system … Read more >

Easy way to Hang Unframed Panels

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It is common to think of hanging systems as a way to hang framed art on a wall, but when you need to create art displays by hanging other items such as foam core, thin wood panels, or other materials, it can be quite challenging. To help you meet these challenges, allow flexibility in your design concept, and effectively manage your space limitations, we suggest using Utility Hooks in combination with AS Hanging’s Tensioned Cable System. This display design uses … Read more >