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Havi
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French Cleats or Hanging glass panels

Postby Havi » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:33 pm

Hello everybody,
happy holidays ....
I am supposed to hang 3 glass panels,one above the other. They are about 13" by 17". Four layers of 3 m'm Bullseye glass. For me, each panel is quite heavy.
Can anyone calculate their weight for me?

The real question however is the way I should present them.
The easiest option is to hang them on appropriate hooks .
But one of my friends told me, the he would have liked to see them hanging without anything on their front. This reminded me of the other option - hanging them on French cleats .

The problem is I do not know if and where I can order cleats here, in Israel. Also I do not know whether I should order them from a blacksmith, or from a plexiglass person. Where can I order French cleats in USA , so that I can get them relatively quick?

Additional problem is. What glue should I be using to glue the part that connects to the glass - that will be strong enough to carry the panels without letting them fall down.

I would be so very grateful for any response that will help me!

Many thanks in advance,

HaVi
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Re: French Cleats or Hanging glass panels

Postby Barbel » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:13 pm

Havi,
I really do like these!

sandblast or rough up back of cleat, you do not have to sandblast glass, just make sure it is clean.
use a tiny bit of adhesive--- more is NOT better!
http://www.panelclip.com/our-products/

Barbel

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Re: French Cleats or Hanging glass panels

Postby charlie » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:15 am

anyone with a table saw can make french cleats. try a home handyman, or a shop that makes kitchen cabinets.

it's basically a piece of wood or plexiglass, maybe around 10cmx20cmx8mm, cut in half the long way on a 45 degree angle. screw one side to the wall, glue the other side (i use silicone) to the glass. they should cost literally pennies to make.

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Re: French Cleats or Hanging glass panels

Postby Havi » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:27 pm

Thanks, Dear Friends,
I'll try make some experiment, make / order cleats, and try hang something.

If it works - I'll get more cleats for the 'real' pieces.
Many thanks,

HaVi











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Re: French Cleats or Hanging glass panels

Postby becky wills » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:32 pm

Havi, you couldcheck out our Adjustabail products... http://Www.adjustabail.com


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