Wall Trees for the Holidays

DIY Holiday Wall Tree

Honestly, the inspiration for this story comes from the Holiday 2015 issue of Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine. Please see the online version of the inspiring story. One of our team received this magazine at his home and the article titled “Branch Out” was the genesis for this DIY Christmas-themed wall tree. This was initially designed as a simple holiday decoration but after completion of the project it became obvious that this would also be the perfect solution for small space … Read more >

How To Hang Art on a Stone or Brick Fireplace

Stone Fireplace Ceiling Track Art Hanging System

Recently we had a homeowner inquire with us as to how to hang an art display on a stone fireplace. This person has a beautiful stone fireplace in his home (as you’ll soon see in the photos below) that he didn’t want to mar by putting holes into either the stone or the grout work. We love it when these questions are brought to our attention so we can share our solutions. We’ll begin by showing you the “before” and … Read more >

How to Create a 3D Art Display

3 Dimensional Art Display in Library Media Center.

Last week we shared a Customer’s Corner “How To…” post showcasing one library’s approach on how to create a Boardless® Bulletin Board. To continue the library theme, this week’s post explores how to create a 3D art display, which has been very cleverly designed using our Tensioned Cable System. I absolutely love the playfulness in this art exhibit. The Boucherville Library, located in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada worked in conjunction with the Quebec Province Department of Education to create an interactive media … Read more >

How to Creatively Use a Bulletin Bar

Casso® Display Rail in schools,

Over the past couple of years we’ve shared various articles showcasing Casso® Display Rail. Each of these posts shares a unique product application, however there are still some misconceptions that Casso Display Rail has a single function with a single approach. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. So we decided to prepare a compilation to broaden the perceptions about this product. Here are some examples of its wide variety of uses. Casso Display Rail in the Workplace Does your … Read more >

How to Create an Organized Bulletin Board

Boardless® Bulletin Board from AS Hanging Systems.

Fitness clubs, libraries, civic centers, and church centers all have one thing in common: the need to address multiple special interest groups. Typically this is accomplished via a notifications center or message board. The most standard approach for posting notifications in these areas is on a bulletin board. Bulletin Board Snafus You know what these message boards end up looking like, right? Too many sheets of paper, placed in random arrangement, not much rhyme or reason to the approach – just … Read more >

Acrylic Pockets Create Perfect Restaurant Menu Displays

Bistro Menu Display by AS Hanging Systems.

Show off what you offer in a clean and presentable manner – that’s what it’s really all about, right … especially in the restaurant business? You want to let your customers, potential customers, even the casual undecided passers-by, see the delicious choices you’ve got. Entice and bring them through that front door. This is usually accomplished by displaying your menu in a window display or menu case of your establishment. Create an inviting and professional presentation of your menu, daily … Read more >

How to Hang Children’s Art

Casso Display Rail 3, ashanging.com

Because of this blog and my involvement with it, I frequently perform web searches on all sorts of topics related to hanging all sorts of things. In a recent search, art display rods, I came across a host of photos that revealed to me what can only be viewed as “trending”. Here are a few examples. Hey, these are cute. They are certainly creative. But if you’re going out and buying hardware to hang children’s art, why not set yourself … Read more >

How to Hang Art in Earthquake Zones

Cover Image 200 x 130 Earthquake

by Dave Veilleux, VP Business Development – As someone who grew up in an earthquake zone in southern California, I have personal first hand experience with shake, rattle, and roll of Mother Nature’s occasional convulsing. Besides a multitude of less memorable shakers, I have experienced the following significant quakes: 1971 6.6 (Richter Scale) San Fernando/Sylmar quake 1987 5.9 Whittier Narrows quake 1991 5.6 Sierra Madre quake 1994 6.7 Northridge quake The challenge has been presented to our Call Center many times, … Read more >

How to Hang Art on Brick Walls

Cafe Brick 200 x 130

Maintaining the natural beauty and integrity of brick walls, such as those often but not exclusively found in historic architecture, can pose challenges when it comes to hanging art or signage. With a mounting surface of brick, as opposed to drywall, it is nearly impossible to fill, patch, or repair nail hole damage once it has occurred. Over time, the results of repeatedly hanging and repositioning objects on brick walls create an unsightly “Swiss cheese” effect. Here’s a classic example: … Read more >