Flag Case

Susan May

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I have a customer that wants to hang two flag cases... you know, the triangle frames? Well, the question is, what kind of hanger do you put on one of these?

There is not much room for putting screw eyes (without cracking the frame), and there is NO room for wall buddies. The durn thing is designed to sit on a shelf. (He is thinking about getting two shelves to hang on the wall for these... but I said that I would ask.)

Thanks in advance.
 

Baer Charlton

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Not to diss the MFG of them, but they were disigned with only one thought in mind... the Mantle. I stopped buying them and started making my own. But that doesn't solve your problem...

Short of epoxying some kind of french cleat....

I think your customer came up with the nicest idea. The shelf and corbels with lend more of a reason for the shape. Give 'em some credit for being such a great <strike>framer</strike> problem solver.
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Susan May

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We don't EVER use Saw Tooth hangers! YUCK


Sorry, but it's personal. I just don't like them.

Things hung on the wall with saw tooth hangers tend to come in to get their broken glass replaced.

But thanks. I thought that saw tooth hangers would be the only suggestion. I'll tell him to get some nice shelves the hang on the wall.

Hmmmm Epoxy? French cleat? I don't think I could tell him to use ANYTHING French on the back of these flags!


Thanks!
 

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Got the joke/jab.....But I thought it was the French and the British....You US of Americans have problem with the Ami's?
 

Ron Eggers

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Sue, for very narrow mouldings I've always used Flangers. Here is the description from the United on-line catalog:

Narrow Flanger
4736
For narrowest mouldings (with minimum 1/4" read edge. Supports 50 lbs) FLANGER Picture Frame Hangers They keep ya hangin' For all wooden frames! Prevents bowing and pull out problems! Flanger Hangers have been engineer tested with frames loaded with over 70 lbs. Screw eyes and plates failed under the same conditions. Easy to install, the mounting holes are centered for correct alignment every time. Flanger Hangers don't protrude, so you work always looks first class. Boxed in sets for convenient materials handling. Flanger Hangers install in mirror-image pairs. Keep your installations on the wall and your customers content! Flangers keep ya hangin'!
If you only need a few, let me know and I'll mail you some, but they are nice to have around.
 
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