Picture Hanging Cleats or French Cleats are an elegant way to hang art. Not only do they provide a more stable hanging of art, they also keep art level on the wall. A french cleat hanger is also called z clip, z bar hangers and wall cleats.
Cleat Hangers attach to the wall with the screws and plastic anchors supplied. This fastening method creates a solid, stable support for the frame. The 18″ aluminum cleats have alternating large and small screw holes every inch to give you the opportunity to hit a stud and use the appropriate size screws.
The 18 inch cleat will support up to 90 pounds. The cleat is 1 1/4 inches wide so the wood frame or artwork you are attaching it to must be at least that width to accommodate the cleat. Both cleats are indentical and they interlock 3/4 inch when engaged. The flare design makes this the easiest invisible wall bracket to interlock and feel confident that your art or mirror is hanging securely on the cleat.
If your artwork or craft project has a backing material that is either too thin or too soft to accept screw fasteners or is plastic, we recommend either a silicone-based liquid adhesive or a good quality double-sided foam-backed tape to attach the cleat instead of screws. In these situations be aware that the adhesive you use must adhere equally well to the aluminum cleat and whatever backing material you are dealing with and create a permanent bond on both surfaces.
French Cleats are the ideal picture hanging hardware for wood frames, mirrors, wood crafts, pallet projects, pallet wood, stretched canvases, paintings. Cleats are known as a heavy picture hanging hardware, but can also be used for headboard wall mounting brackets, mirror hanging hardware or floating shelf hardware.
At Picture Hang Solutions we are installing and testing all of our picture hanging hardware to ensure you receive professional quality hardware with easy to follow instructions. What’s on back matters.