Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hanging Glass on Walls

 Walls are fertile ground for fused glass art, and standoff mounting is a great solution. It supersedes the conventional frame, works well for practically any shape, and adapts to a variety of interior design styles. But it can be expensive. Plus, people buying decor from a gift gallery or craft fair are sure to be attracted by the simplicity of taking it home and hanging it up — simple as a picture. No installation, no gluing, no special instructions.

The material I use in the video is available from many plastics companies online or from specialty stores locally.  Mine came from Tap Plastics and is listed as “clear extruded acrylic square tubing.” I use the 1-inch OD (outer diameter) size.

This is a simple, cheap, effective solution to standoff mounting. As you'll see, it won't take the place of the finest commercial systems, but it has a place of its own and deserves due consideration when the nature of the glass, the buyer and the price point all call for simplicity and affordability. Put it to work!




11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! You solved my upcoming problem.

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  2. Thank you so much! You solved my upcoming problem.

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  3. Great video. Low cost solution. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks again, love all of your tips.

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  5. Thank you for sharing. I am now waiting for my shipment of the square tubing to arrive.

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  7. I Love your sense of humor, your instructional methods/videos, and your projects. Please keep them coming.

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  8. I love this idea but... how do you put the screw in?

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    1. The screw goes in the wall. Then the hole in the bracket hangs on the screw. You're not the first to ask! : )

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