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Vonon
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Mounting glass on metal

Postby Vonon » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:32 pm

I have a 2 layer 5" X 16" fused piece that I want to mount on metal to provide a background that is a little larger than the glass. I plan to use some type of standoff to elevate the glass from the metal surface. So far so good. My question is how to attach some kind of hanger to the back. My first thought was to used a cleat and glue it on. But if I want to make it easier to use with a simple wall hook like one would use to hang a framed picture would I need to have D rings or something similar welded onto the back of the metal? I want to enter this piece in a local show and think they'll be using the old nail in the carpeted wall system. Any advice?
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Re: Mounting glass on metal

Postby charlie » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:08 pm

glue a wooden french cleat 1/2 to the metal using silicone.

if they can use french cleats, you're good. if not, you can get a small metal plate that looks like a sawtooth for hanging pictures. you can attach that to the back of the french cleat with small screws if necessary. look in home depot in the picture hanging section for supplies.

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Re: Mounting glass on metal

Postby Bert Weiss » Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:21 pm

Hang your glass is a board sponsor. They sell a system designed to do exactly what you want. http://www.hangyourglass.com/
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Re: Mounting glass on metal

Postby Vonon » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:27 pm

Thanks for the replies. The wood cleat is a great option if I think I may have to add a sawtooth with screws. I'd completely forgotten about wood as a choice. Easy to remove the sawtooth for permanent installation later. And the Hang Your Glass system is a method of choice if the gallery can accommodate it. I haven't done anything on metal before and was fixated on the possibility that welding might be required. Whew!
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