How to Hang Frames on Plaster and Lath


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Hanging on plaster and lath

Okay, so what I like to demonstrate for you now is the technique you'd use if you're going to hang a photograph on a wall that was plaster and lath. You probably won't run into this in new construction. The technique went out a long time ago. For those of you who have plaster and lath walls, you've probably had the joyous experience of trying to drive a nail into the wall and finding a cone shaped chunk flying out in between the spaces of the walls leaving a huge nearly impossible to fill hole. That's not a good thing. So we're going to show you a way to avoid that.

Before we move onto that, though, I want to talk a little bit about the aesthetic we consider in choosing the frame and matting that we use for these two pieces. You can see we have already hung the one, and this is its companion piece. They're in matched frames in mats. Our goal here was to put into pieces that would really accentuate this break front. It's a lovely antique piece that's been in the f...

Hanging on plaster and lath
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Hanging on plaster and lath provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Konrad Eek as part of the Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs

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