Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Acrylic French Cleats in Use

So these are images of cleats in use:
I couldn't show you a piece hung on the cleat, but trust me, they fit together perfectly and gravity keeps the glass from going anywhere.
You just can't easily jostle a piece hung from a cleat.
Side view on the wall

Front view of the wall half attached (sorry for the lack of focus)

This is a view from the side of a cleat attached to a piece

And this is a view head on of the cleat attached to the piece.


Blogger DaveC said...

These French cleats look great makes for a very nice unobtrusive way to hang glass panels.
If you want to clean the sawn edges, use 600 grit wet and dry sandpaper attached to a flat surface (example plate glass) and sand out the saw marks then with a cloth buffing wheel and white stick abrasive polish the sanded edges.
Dave C.

10:08 AM  
Blogger cb said...

I learned about these from you in STeve Klein's class and have used them several times. THanks for sharing this information.

6:27 PM  
Blogger Art Enthusiast! said...

How do you attach the French Cleat to the back of the artwork?
Glue - what type?

Is it acrylic attached to another piece of acrylic?

Any other advice here?

Thank you, Shirley

10:00 PM  
Blogger okartist2be said...

This is just what I need! Is anybody selling these now? I don't have the quipment to saw the small pieces of acrylic to make cleats so would be thrilled to buy some already made.

3:07 PM  

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