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Advice on where to place the hanger wire on a picture frame.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1991 (v.8#8) pg. 6

Tip shows how to keep paintings straight and more securely anchored to the walls of public places using fishing line and push pins.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1996 (v.13#6) pg. 75

Tip describes use of molding, attached to the wall, for hanging pictures.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 30

Tip shows a quick and easy method for hanging paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 73

Tip shows an easy way to hang framed artwork by yourself.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 42

Photo shows how to divide a wall with 2x4 uprights, attach burlap against the wall and use the area to hang pictures. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 28

Tips on ways to hang a picture without pounding a nail (for anything under ten pounds) and how to reduce the risk of damaging a wall if you must pound a nail.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1977 (v.55#2) pg. J1 (184+)

Carpeted photo gallery. Attach a framed piece of carpeting to your wall. Then hang framed pictures on the carpet without putting holes in the wall. Facilitates changing pictures regularly. Est. cost: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 79

Tip: Toothpaste can serve as a marker for positioning a picture frame.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1989 (v.67#6) pg. 111

Picture arranging with scale and balance. Some tips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1995 (v.73#8) pg. 16

Combine wallpaper borders with wood moldings. (1) Wall-hung three-dimensional headboard. (2) Small pictures displayed within a larger frame. (3) Cove ceiling effect. (4) Chair-rail border.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1995 (v.73#9) pg. 21

Picture rail, mounted about 30" above the floor, adds a decorative touch to plain walls as well as providing 3" wide shelf for artwork.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1996 (v.74#5) pg. 188, 198

Working on the rails. Ideas for adding chair, plate and picture rails to a room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1998 (v.76#9) pg. 46

A change of art. Mini-shelves (picture rails) made from crown molding let you rearrange your artwork as often as you please.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.21#4) pg. 28

Use grooved wood molding attached to a wall to display mounted prints. Allows the prints to be changed easily.
DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY Jan-Feb 1984 (v.6#1) pg. 84

Low cost wall treatment. Glue strips of ponderosa pine lattice onto a smooth wall to create an attractive wall ideally suited for pictures or posters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #97 Apr 1967 (v.17#2) pg. 32

Tip: Make a tool from a section of coathanger to make a mark on the wall for mounting a picture hanger. The tool supports picture from its wire so picture can be correctly aligned.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #214 Dec 1980 (v.30#10) pg. 54

Tip: Make "professionally" finished picture hanging wires.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 131

Frame it yourself. How to make frames from molding. How to cut glass. Matting secrets. Tips on hangers, lighting and location.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #242 Oct 1983 (v.33#8) pg. 65

Tool for positioning pictures on the wall exactly where you want them by locating exactly where to drive the nail or hook.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 112

Tip suggests a needle in the back of a picture frame to keep the picture from shifting on a wall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 44

Jig to mark a wall exactly where a picture hook is to be installed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 80

Tip on using toothpaste to mark the spot where a picture hanger is to be positioned.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 46

Tip shows a way to keep pictures hanging level.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 88

A wall-hung mounting strip (made from wood and ordinary hardware) can be opened and closed (using large knobs) and used to hold posters, artwork, etc. for display. Ideal for a childs room.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 32

Tip on locating the exact hole positions when mounting a picture frame to a wall using flush-mount brackets.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #126 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 36

Tip on converting metal pipe strapping into picture-frame hangers.
FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 22

Tip: How to remove picture hooks from a wall using a hammer without damaging the wall.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 38

Bend your own custom picture hooks for thin paneled walls where a nail is not adequate.
HOMEOWNER Sep-Oct 1983 (v.8#5) pg. 33

Hanger for the back of a picture frame is made from 3" diameter circle of leather attached with rivets.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.3#5) pg. 7

3-D picture mounts. Pictures have greater impact when positioned 1" out from wall without use of picture frames.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #467 Apr 1967 (v.63) pg. 148

Tip: Use the pull tab from a soda pop can on the back of a picture frame for a hanger.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #109 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 27

How to adapt standard wood moldings and ordinary brass stock to make your own Victorian era picture molding and decorative hooks.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1983 (v.11#8) pg. 186

Short pieces of outside-corner plastic molding, plus some string, make easy and inexpensive hangers for prints which have been dry mounted. Pictures can be changed easily.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1974 (v.142#3) pg. 14

Use Velcro hook-and-loop material to attach pictures to walls. Allows for easy changing of pictures.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1976 (v.146#6) pg. 32

Tip: Make a hook for a light-weight picture from a large paper clip and heavy-duty tape.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1981 (v.156#6) pg. 54

Bend an 8d finishing nail into an "S" shape for use as a picture hanger.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1987 (v.164#2) pg. 170

Jig to install the picture wire at a known distance from the top of the frame.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1987 (v.164#10) pg. 150

Mount pictures temporarily on a wall treated with metallic paint by attaching flexible magnetic strips to the back of the picture.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 1969 (v.64#3) pg. 36

Tip on using aluminum carpet edging (attached to a wall) as a railing from which to hang framed pictures.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 1992 (v.99#4) pg. 57

Decorative wood strips hold matted photos on display wall.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 122

Jig to locate the exact position for a wall nail to hang a framed picture.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #102 May 1998 (v.18#2) pg. 23

How to make a simple display frame for photographs and prints. Grid work built of 1x2s is mounted to the wall. 1x2 rails are grooved to hold the prints. Est. cost: $13.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 175

Tip shows how to experiment with a pleasing picture grouping before you actually hang the pictures.
SUNSET Nov 1977 (v.159#5) pg. 165

Tip: Hang posters without framing by mounting on rigid foam-core board and suspending from a wooden strip attached to wall.
SUNSET Jan 1983 (v.170#1) pg. 76

Make wooden "picture rails" that let art hang anywhere.
SUNSET Apr 1984 (v.172#4) pg. 176

Self-hanging picture frames allow the frame to hang flush against the wall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 22

Adjustable, T-shaped jig tells you exactly where to position the hook on the wall when hanging a picture.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 23

How to recess a saw-tooth hanger into the back of a picture frame so that it will hang flat against the wall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 36

Picture pole lets you accurately mark a wall for the location of a picture hanger (hook).
WOODSMITH #98 Apr 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Layout for positioning braided hanging wire on large, glass-faced wooden picture frames to keep them from separating at the miter joints.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1991 (v.47#4) pg. 22