Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to hanging tools, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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In discussing the hanging of photographs, everything we have done so far has been in…reference to a gallery setting.…I think the bulk of the hanging work you do will probably be in a residential situation.…So, what I want to talk about now are the tools you'll need and the techniques you'll…use to hang your work at home.…We're going to start off with a discussion of the tools.…First is a drill. I prefer a cordless drill.…There are a lot of different brands out there, most of them are really pretty good.…And then I went and purchased--in addition to the cordless drill which has a keyless…chuck, so you can just unscrew and release your bits--…I also purchased a Speed Release Chuck which allows you to just pull and release, so it's…really easy to swap out bits from your screwdriver bit to your drilling bit if you need to drill holes.…
Once again, I got a good selection and assortment of drill bits in different sizes.…Different anchors we'll use will require different size drill bits.…So a good assortment like this is a worthwhile investment.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces