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Attaching French Cleats

Postby Chris_Petrauskas » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:45 pm

Watch the Lesson at:
https://videos.bullseyeglass.com/videos/attaching-french-cleats/

Please discuss and comment in this thread.

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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby nvansant » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:50 am

I watched the video. Are you attaching the french cleat half way down the back of the piece? If not, how do you determine where to place the french cleat?
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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby marykaynitchie » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:49 pm

Glad you watched the video!

I think you can attach the cleat anywhere near but above the midline. The placement will often be influenced by where the piece is most opaque and can conceal the hardware.

30 years ago, when I worked as a picture framer, we customarily placed the fairly tight crosswire one third of the way down from the top, which caused the bottom corners to touch the wall. We applied felt spacers/bumpers on the bottom corners to keep the four corners closer to equidistant from the wall.

In the case of the cleats, if you place it closer to the midline, I would guess that the corners of the piece are likely to be better balanced, resulting in all four corners being equidistant from the wall. But above the midline should work fine, too.

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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby Twin Vision Glass » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:55 am

This is one of the most informative and excellent Videos that I have waited patiently for along time and I thank you immensely! Now to find the 995 Dow Corning Adhesive and the cleats . Thank you again. Ever since trying to take a peak to see how Klaus hung his incredible work at his show at the conference , I am very excited about this video. You have shared some incredible information on this site and I know we all are greatful.
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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby categ50 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:39 pm

This was a great video. I found the cleats at Home Depot, called OOK Hangman French Cleat, but they may have to be ordered. I have to go to HD tomorrow and will look for them. The Dow 995 I can't find, so that may have to be ordered online.
The videos on this site have helped me very much. Can't wait for the next one!!!
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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby marykaynitchie » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:44 pm

Thanks to Leslie and Cate for the nice comments!

We sell a variety of sizes of French cleats and the Dow 995 adhesive in our online store and at Bullseye Resource Centers in Portland, Emervyville CA, Santa Fe, and Mamaroneck NY.

http://shop.bullseyeglass.com/catalogse ... ts&x=5&y=7

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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby Twin Vision Glass » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:34 pm

:oops: Well how on this sweet earth have I missed this ! thanks so much. Les
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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby fefjdf » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:16 am

will this work for a sheltered outdoor installation?
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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby marykaynitchie » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:47 am

Before I ask anyone to research your question about using this adhesive and French cleats outdoors, can you tell me the temperature range expected?

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Re: Attaching French Cleats

Postby bushies » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:03 pm

Hi Mary Kay,

A very informative video but can anyone tell me how you get the excess 995 out from under the lower edge of the cleat? You just can't get your exacto knife under there to cleanly cut away from the edges like the other exposed three sides?

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