I recently received a fun challenge from one of my customers: hang this heavy wooden screen. This sounds easy, but the catch was that I couldn't attach any mounting hardware to the screen itself. No holes allowed!
My customer's first thought was to build a shelf to support it, but we were concerned that the screen might slide off the shelf. I played around with the idea, and after a few quick sketches, I had a working plan. Here's the basic design.
Those are the two long "U" brackets. I had to take the wood out in thin slices, then snap out the slices and clean up the inside of the brackets by hand.
Then I painted them in black lacquer to match the screen, and hung the whole thing in the hallway with care.
This screen is a really elegant addition to the room, and the brackets are a safe way to support it without drilling any holes in it.
If you have heavy artwork that you need hung securely, give us a call. We'll come up with a sturdy solution custom-tailored to your needs.