An Info About Custom Picture Frames

If you’ve ever struggled with installing picture frame hardware, then you know it can be tricky. This article will walk you through the basics of picture frame hardware and how to install the right hardware on the back of your frame.The very important first step to installing your picture frame hardware is to be sure you have selected the right type and size hardware for your frame. There are two types of picture frame hardware most commonly used – saw tooth hangers and eye hooks.Saw tooth hangers are best used for picture frames smaller than 11×14.

The name “saw tooth” is exactly how the hardware looks – a jagged, saw blade rectangular shaped hanger that is installed at the top center point of your frame. The saw tooth edge helps keep the picture frame even on the wall by giving the nail a secure place to rest.Before you install the saw tooth hanger make sure you know which direction you’ll be hanging your frame so you place it correctly. If you can’t “eye” the center of the frame, use a tape measure. Place a dot at the center point of the frame and center the saw tooth hanger over the dot. To make sure the hanger is even with the line of the frame, you may want to use a level. Once the hanger is level and centered, hammer in the two small nails on each side of the saw tooth hanger and you’re done.

Eye hooks screw into the wood of the frame. They work especially well for large or heavy frames. Eye hooks take a little more work to install than saw tooth hangers, but once you know how to install them, you will feel more confident in adding them yourself.Eye hooks are installed on the side of the frame about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the frame. Using a tape measure, measure the back of the frame from the top of the frame to where you want to install the first eye hook. Make a mark on the back of the frame where the screw will need to go. Then, use that same measurement for placement of the second eye hook. Accurately measuring for the screw placement will ensure that your picture frame hangs level.