French Cleats – Hang Nearly Anything!
With French cleats, you truly can hang nearly anything, including decorative panels, wall signs, cabinets, wall art, and more. Available in a wide variety of lengths, this hardware can accommodate the majority of your hanging or mounting needs. Discover the many uses for French cleat hangers.
Light Duty French Cleats
Using a pair of Light Duty French Cleats, you easily mount lightweight items, such as wall art and signs. Sold in pairs and ranging in length from 2 inches to 8 feet, these light duty cleat hangers are easy to install, using screws. After installing in the desired location, you can simply slide one cleat into the other for hidden mounting system. When choosing a size, purchase cleat hangers that measure at least 75% of the width of the item that you are hanging.
Medium Duty Cleat Hangers
For slightly heavier items, such as decorative panels or larger signs, you may need to use Medium Duty French Cleats. As the medium French cleats are designed for heavier items, you should ensure that the surface you are attaching the mount to is sturdy enough to support the mount and the item that you will be displaying, and that you have chosen hardware that can handle the job. As with other cleat hangers, attach one of the cleats to the wall and the other to the back side of the item that will be hung. Once attached, slide the cleat hangers together and the mounting system will not be visible.
Heavy Duty Cabinet Hanging Hardware
Finally, for attaching large objects to a more secure surface, such as brick or stucco, consumers may require Heavy Duty Cleat Hangers. Designed for larger and heavier items, these cleat hangers are available in sizes ranging from 2 inches to 8 feet. The same rule of choosing a cleat hanger length that is at least 75% of the width of the item being hung still applies to the Heavy Duty cleat hangers.
Always consider the size and weight of the items you plan on hanging or mounting before purchasing French cleats. The surface to which you will be mounting also effects which cleat hangers you should use. The light duty cleat hangers may be installed using standard screws, but with the heavier objects, you will want to use heavy duty or industrial screws and/or fasteners. Additionally, a second set of cleat hangers might be required for heavy objects, attaching one set along the top and one set along the bottom of the object being hung – such as when hanging cabinets. For installation, the Sign Bracket Store always recommends hiring a licensed contractor.
As long as you pay attention to the surface where you will be mounting your object, the weight of the item, and the size of the French cleats you purchase, you can hang nearly anything along a wall with these hidden mounting systems. Easily hang your wall signs, cabinets, decorative panels, wall art, or even wall desks. Choose from the selection of cleat hangers, cabinet hanging hardware, and z clips available online, or contact our friendly customer service department to place an order today.
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