Sunday, April 22, 2012
Bigger Isn't Better–OOK Picture Hangers
This post is less about what I did and more about what I found. So no “before” just an “after” pic.
I painted this huge chalkboard over a month ago and it has been sitting in my garage ever since.
It’s big and heavy and I was worried about hanging it on the drywall in the shop for fear that it would come crashing down. I finally decided that I was being silly. First of all, it wasn’t going to sell sitting in the garage and, secondly, I was getting tired of moving it around when I worked on other projects!
So off to the hardware store I went. Looking for industrial sized picture hanging ‘equipment’. Bigger is better, right?
Since I prefer the local mom & pop stores that's where I headed. I was greeted by a very helpful guy when I arrived. I told him what I was looking for. Already knowing in my head that what I needed were some big honkin’ wall plugs, screws, etc…..a drill, hammer…. He suggested that I try these.
He told me that they are much easier to use and only require a hammer to install. They hold up to 100 lbs. No drilling for wall plugs, etc. I was hesitant but he seemed to know what he was talking about. Well let’s just say that it pays to ask questions. I had the chalkboard hanging on the wall in less than a minute.
Lessons learned? Use the local stores whenever possible. Ask questions. (That’s what they’re there for.) I might still be standing in the aisle of the big box store with a blank look on my face.