NY Good Questions: Best Way to Hang Art from Rail Molding?

NY Good Questions: Best Way to Hang Art from Rail Molding?

Maxwell Ryan
Dec 11, 2007

Hello AT,

I have picture rail molding throughout my pre-war apartment and would like to use it to hang my art.

What is the most secure and attractive way of doing this?

I've tried asking in various hardware and framing shops, but no one seems to have any idea what I'm talking about.

Any tips would be much appreciated, as my art has been stacked against the wall for a year now.

Thanks! Andrea

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Dear Andrea,

We don't have this stuff, but it really shouldn't be hard to find the simple hardware that it requires, which is a sort of flat "s" hook. Here's a picture:

If you don't find them by asking at hardware stores, simply go online and search for "picture rail hooks"....

If you give us your location, perhaps we can suggest the best hardware store in your area?

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