Wednesday, 10 June 2015

DIY poster hanger

In my last post I sowed you how you can make your own graphic poster for your walls... I am sharing how I made the simple wooden poster frames!
These types of "clamp on" poster frames are really practical if you like to change out your art frequently, and they also take up next to no space when storing.
Save some money and make your's easy!
You will need:
Wooden bead moulding , like this 
3mm brass screws and nuts x6
3mm brass washers x6
Small brass screw eyes x2
Brass chain
Wood saw
Screw driver
A drill and drill bits (3mm and 7/8mm...or however big your screws and nuts are)
Araldite glue or other super-strong adhesive
Fine grit sandpaper
Cut the wooden beading to size. You'll need two lengths at the top AND bottom of your poster, so 4 equal lengths all together.
Pair up the lengths and tape them tightly together.
One pair for the top, and one pair for the bottom of your poster frame.

Use the ruler and pencil to mark out 6 equally spaced points on each pair of the wooden beading's.
Use the smallest drill bit to drill through on each spot.
By pairing up the beading and taping together before drilling, you ensure the holes will match up on the wood.

Undo the tape and separate the beading. Put the top beading to the side for now!

Now use the larger drill bit to make the holes on the bottom beading big enough to countersink the nuts. Take care not to drill all the way through.

Mix up some Araldite, and glue the nuts into the wooden beading.

Then place the top beading on top and screw the two wooden moldings together whilst the glue is still setting.

Repeat this process for the bottom half of your poster frame as well.

Whilst you are waiting for the glue to harden, use the smaller drill-bit to drill a hole on the topside at each end of the top of the "frame", and attach the screw eyes:

Use some fine grit sandpaper to gently remove any pencil marks and small splinters caused by drilling and cutting the wood.

Cut the chain to length and attach to the screw eyes.
Unscrew the frames and place the washers on the front before reassembling the frame onto the poster...

Place the poster between the wooden beading and tighten the screws to secure...

....then hang your poster!

The bottom half of the poster frame will help weigh the poster down , ensuring it will hang straight!

You can find my DIY graphic poster tutorial HERE.

I am not quite done with the art theme around here yet....bu I am going larger than ever with my next project....all shall be revealed soon!
But do pop around on Saturday, as I am hosting a fantastic don't want to miss it!!

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Kimberly Duran said...

I adore this project, you clever clogs you! It really came out so beautiful and has that sort of 'California Boho' look to it that I love ;) xxx

june olsen said...

Thanks Kimberley! I adore that BOHO californian look too!;)

Alexis Middleton said...

I love this so much! The hanger and the poster and together = perfection! Pinning

june olsen said...

thanks Alexis....yes I love it has that Cali Boho vibe <3