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Lean Ikea Krabb mirror against the wall (for decoration), need something to prevent them from slipping

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/298y83/help_lean_ikea_krabb_mirror_against_the_wall_need/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_title There's similar questions online that were ...
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joist bridge for hanging porch seating

Want to build and hang a "bed/sofa" 64Lx32W on PT deck w/PT 7x2x10' rafters 16"oc. Spacing of rafters wrong for hanging. I can cut down size of the seating, but it defeats objective. QUESTION: can ...
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Decorative hanging hooks into plaster and brick wall

I'm at a bit of a loss, but I feel like I can't surely be the only person with this issue. We have a number of keepsake / decorative items that need to be hung by a hook. An example is a surprisingly ...
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How to hang a projector screen from a thin horizontal part of slightly curved ceiling

I have a brick wall in front of which I want to hang a projector screen. Here is an image of a typical projector screen that I am looking to buy: The part of my ceiling near the wall is curved(the ...
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Hanging exercise equipment on cinderblock wall

I live in a townhouse and am separated from my neighbors by a cinderblock wall. In my garage it is pretty exposed. I would like to hang a kayak, punching bag and pull up bar off of the wall. Kayak ...
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Can I hammer nails in this type of brick?

I want to hang some pictures on the wall. The wall is made of porotherm bricks similar to this one: I have two options: drill some holes with a masonry drill bit, insert some plastic dowels and a ...
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Joist hangers “droop” when installed?

Whenever I use hangers I end up with something that looks wrong. Hangers have two sets of screws. One, the "flat" screws, drive into the wood your hanging onto. The others, the "diagonals" drive into ...
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How to get proper support for a closet system from a firewall?

I am installing a closet system which is supported from a single track. The wall I am attaching this track to isn't a standard wall but a firewall between my townhouse and the next. The cinderblock ...
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What is this wall fixture with a locking arm? How much weight is it rated for?

So, I have this thing attached to the concrete wall between mine and my neigbhor's balconies: The arm has a slot in it's base that lets it slide around the nearest axis, and another slot that engages ...
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How can I hang a shelf with no visible fasteners?

I just built a shelf for a bedroom based on instructions found at Happy at Home. Problem is: the blog doesn't explain how to hang it! Can someone help me figure out a clean way to hang this shelf ...
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Can screwing too far (about 1.5 inches) into a stud can weaken it?

I put up some IKEA cabinets (using their suspension rail). I used a 5mm (#10) x 50mm (2 inch). Minus the drywall and rail it probably went in about 35-40mm (1.5 inch) into the stud. After all was ...
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hanging 140 lb on wall with metal studs

I am finishing my basement and have metal studs on the perimeter (just in case of any moisture penetration. Planning on hanging an 85", 140 lb flat panel on the wall. The drywall is not up yet, so ...
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How to hang off of wide circular hole in concrete?

I have a concrete wall with many 2-inch diameter, 1.5 inch deep, perfectly cylindrical holes on it. I’d like to hang some relatively lightweight (up to 10 lbs) decorative stuff off of these holes. ...
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Can I use a 1/8 thimble with 1/16 wire rope?

I'm hanging some items from a ceiling. The hardware stores around me all have plenty of 1/8 wire rope and 1/8 fittings, but when it comes to 1/16 size, aside from the wire rope itself, the only 1/16 ...
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How can I securely hang a very heavy object on wall made of hollow bricks?

I would like to hang a blackboard (it could weigh 160 - 190lbs) on an interior wall made of hollow terracotta brick like this. In the case of solid bricks I see there are a number of solutions ...
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Hang 20lb projector screen on Hardieplank

The siding on my house is Hardieplank cement fiber board. I have a 20lb manual pull down projector screen that I would like to hang onto the side of my house to create an outdoor theater. The studs ...
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Ideas to hang five polycarbonate squares to ceiling

I have five plastic (polycarbonate) squares that I need to hang / attach them to the ceiling (concrete). They can touch the ceiling, or have little (maximum 2 inches) gap between the square and the ...
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Hanging Internal Doors - is a frame made from 2 x 2's strong enough

I have recently removed some light hollow wardrobe doors from a frame made of 2 x 2's and have just had delivered some reclaimed pine doors to put in their place. I want to know if the frame made of ...
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Hanging up large whiteboard in rental property

So my roomates and I got a large whiteboard for studying, it measures 1800x900mm and has a stainless steel border and backing. At a guess it's easily 20kg, and we've currently got a rather ad-hoc and ...
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Best Option For Securing Lightbox

I’m having some trouble with a light fixture. I have installed a hanging light and it seems that the electrical box in the ceiling is coming out. It has spring clips but they’re not strong enough to ...
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How should I attach a chin-up bar to floor joists?

I want to mount a chin up bar to engineered I-beam floor joists. Am I safe to mount it directly up into it with lag bolts? If the spacing isn't correct and I span some joists with 2x4s, should I run ...
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Correct fixture for plasterboard that has another board behind it

I'm trying to put up a whiteboard on a plasterboard wall. I am screwing the holes from one end into a stud, but the other end does not line up with a stud. I therefore planned on using wallmates. ...
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How to tie the optimal cordelette in this specific 7 point scenario?

This is a followup to this question: How to fasten one end of a rope to multiple points so as to distribute load equally? Specifically, I'm following this answer's advice about using a cordelette. ...
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How to fasten one end of a rope to multiple points so as to distribute load equally?

I'd like to hang a cocoon-type hammock device from a few railings overhead. It hooks onto a single point and hangs vertically, as opposed to a traditional hammock that you'd see hung horizontally ...
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How do I hang a chair from a concrete ceiling using a single hook?

I'm putting in a "hanging chair" in the basement and it's supposed to hang from a single hook in the ceiling. The ceiling is reinforced concrete. Now, I'm about 125 kilograms (275 lbs) so I reckon ...
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How can I hang a large but light poster on a concrete pillar?

I have a large (est. 5'x7') sheet of plastic foam with a poster printed on it. It weighs maybe 3 lb and is reasonably stiff. I'd like to hang it on a solid rectangular concrete pillar about 2' wide. ...
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Can I use hollow wall anchors in a lath and plaster wall?

I have a stable enough lath and plaster wall, which I would like to put a box framed picture on. Usually with a box frame picture on to a plaster board or dry wall, or even a brick or stone wall, I'd ...
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Hanging picture on a very hard concrete wall [duplicate]

Situation: Appartment in a panel building. Very hard concrete walls -- all, thick or thin. No plastic hooks (like these on alibaba that usually work for people around do not work for me, the little ...
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How to hang hard to hang picture [closed]

I have a picture frame where the wood is narrow, maybe 1/4 inch. The backing board has sawtooths near the top. If I hang by sawtooth it seems I’ll be hanging on nails, not hooks (most hooks I see ...
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What's the best way to hang an unframed poster on a sloping wall without using something that will damage the poster?

What's the best way to hang unframed posters on a sloping wall without using tape or velcro or glue that would damage the poster? Thumb-tacks don't work too well because the poster ends up sagging ...
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Drill through a pass through header/top-plate to hang pot hanger

I want to install a pot hanger in this pass through between my kitchen and dining room. The product came with some wood screw hooks, and I want to swap them for some threaded hooks and throw a nut on ...
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Drilling into stone wall with plaster on top

I'm trying to hang a curtain rod. The wall is irregular stone, with plaster covering it. I have masonry bits, a drill, and an impact driver (no hammer drill, though I may be able to borrow one). When ...
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Will gently hammering thumbtacks into my wall help them stay better?

So I'm thinking about fake-upholstering a wall in my bedroom in my apartment to create a focal wall without having to paint. I don't want to drill holes 'cause I'll be moving out of there in like 9 ...
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Metal screw stuck in middle of deep plastic (resin) hole

I was trying to tie something that has a deep hole (around 7 cm). I tried one screw that has stuck in the middle of the hole. I thought that the screw will come to the end but it didn't as its head is ...
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How should I hang a 35 lb pool table light from my ceiling?

I recently purchased a used pool table and light from an auction. I didn't realize how heavy the lighting fixture was until after I got it home. There are three glass refraction globes that weight 8 ...
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Hanging artwork on plastered brick?

I’m wanting to hang a couple things on my wall (small mirror, picture, light wall hanging etc) but the walls are brick, covered in plaster and paint so i cannot use 3M hooks - pulls the paint off, and ...
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What kind of joint compound over plywood

This question has been asked before: can you apply joint compound to plywood? Article 1 Article 2 A good discussion The general recommendation is not to do it because plywood cannot absorb it the way ...
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I had hot glue holding something up on my wall as I had seen that it wouldn’t take off paint [closed]

I went to remove the object to clean it and it peeled off part of my paint I have white dry wall showing now and I don’t know how to cover it or put the item back up because it is quite heavy and will ...
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What is my wall made of and how should I hang a 50lb mirror?

I plan to hang a mirror weighing 50lb on the wall. What type of anchors should I use? I think my wall is plaster over drywall, but I'm not sure. The house was built in the US in 1952, and the surface ...
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Swag hooks in drywall ceiling, steel frame house

I want to hang some Moroccan decór lanterns. Would swag hooks work? The house has a steel frame, so I can't use a stud. It would be just drywall. I'm not sure the total weight of all the lanterns ...
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What screws should I use for my floating Ikea bookshelf?

I recently purchased a floating bookshelf from Ikea. The following links are to the bookshelf and to the assembly directions of the bookshelf. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40103751/ ...
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Hanging a picture on a very light wall

How do I hang pictures with sawtooth hangers on a very light (i.e. not compact) wall? Some additional facts: Plastic hard wall hangers like these do not work: I wrecked a frame which I hung on one ...
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Can I use a wire rope to support strings of lights?

This is a question borne purely of aesthetics. My wife doesn't want anything blocking the view out of the deck. I'd like to install string lights above the deck. The deck has the house on two sides ...
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Hanging 20“ x 16” glass pane

I have a 20" x 16" glass pane (that is somewhere near a 1/4" thick) that needs hanging on a wall. The glass pane is actually a holographic image. I remember seeing a compression/spring mechanism for ...
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Anchor won’t penetrate wall?

I was going to hang a few floating shelves from target and they came with plastic anchors that they said to screw into the wall. Since I don’t have a drill, so I tried that but the anchors stop ...
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What size is this wallplug, and then what drill size (and type) would I use for brick?

I'm trying to hang a hose "butler" from Home Depot (Model CHH200HB). It comes with three wallplugs and screws, so should be simple, but there is no sign of what size the plugs or screws are, nor which ...
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How thick should a french cleat be?

I want to use a french cleat to hang some basic open cabinets in my garage. I've seen recommendations anywhere from 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick, but nobody seems to be talking about weight. Is there a ...
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How to determine if wall can handle TV weight

I just moved into a new apartment and I’m working through getting settled in. I want to hang a TV over the fireplace (see pic) but I’m not sure if the wall can handle it. The TV and mount weigh 70lbs ...
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Hanging a mirror from its wooden frame

I intend to use four eye screws, pictured, to hang a wood-framed mirror. The mirror is about 44"x32". But installing four eye screws (two on the bottom, one on each side, with a cable running through ...
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How much can I safely suspend from ceiling joist? Which screws?

I want to hang a motorized projector screen on my basement ceiling. I'd like to know how much weight I can safely hang from the ceiling (joists? See picture below. Arrow marks the spot I'd like to ...