When you first move into a house, you're eventually faced with the question of what to put on your walls. Most people just hang art work or a flat-screen TV up there and leave it at that. I recently helped someone hang something a little more special.
One of my regular clients had a beautiful skin canoe that her son made and wanted to have it hung on her living room wall.
It's a marvel of craftsmanship: a light wooden frame enclosed by a translucent leathery husk. This is the only wall in her house that it would fit.
The problem was that she wanted to be able to remove the canoe from the wall again, and she didn't want to put any holes in the canoe (of course). We came up with a simple solution:
The canoe is held by two belts which are bolted to the wall and into studs. This is a great way to keep a delicate item out of the way, but still have easy access. Her next project is to install 8 saddle racks to hold her collection of saddles.
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