HANGING ARTWORK

How to hang multiple pictures at the same height.

Use this simple method to hang multiple pictures at the same height.

The first step is to hang the first picture at the desired height. Then measure from the track down to the top edge of the picture frame. This will be measurement A.

If you're not using a picture-hanging wall track system, just measure down from the ceiling. Next, turn the second picture around so you can see the picture wire. Pull up on the center of the wire until it's tight.

Measure the distance from the tight spot on the wire to the top edge of the picture frame. This is measurement B.

Add A to B to figure out where to place your hook or picture hanger. This picture hanging system uses S hooks as picture hangers. So in this case, A + B = 27".

I'll place the bottom of the S-hook 27" down from the track.

Once you've placed your hook at the right height, grab your hook and secure it to the picture wire to hang each picture.

Measurement A stayed the same for all of the large pictures. I want the small artworks to hang a bit lower so I'll re-measure the distance A for the smaller frames.

Why measure each picture? Why not hang all of our hooks at the same height?

Because the picture wire is attached to the picture frame by D-rings. These D-rings are often located at slightly different positions on each frame.

Picture wire is often twisted wire or braided wire. The weight of the picture frame can stretch the wire over time. Therefore the distance from the wire to the top of the picture frame can vary from picture to picture.

In conclusion, add the distance from the track to the top of the first frame (A) to the distance from the wire to the top of your next picture frame (B). A + B will tell you where to place your hook or hanger to hang multiple pictures at the same height.

Author: Sonia Reeder-Jones

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