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how to hang a large tile piece

updated fri 8 mar 02


Paige Furr on thu 7 mar 02

When I make large tile pieces, before I attach the tiles with liquid nails
(to the pre cut 3/4" plywood), I make a 'french cleate (sp?)' out of a
6"x1"xwhatever the width of your piece, then cut it length wise at a 45 deg
angle (like a bevel). Half of the sliced piece of wood is screwed onto the
back of the hanging plywood and the other half is screwed into the wall
(horizontally each). The tiles are glued to the hanging apparatus, once dry
it fits into the partner piece... This is kindof hard to explain without a
drawing... e-mail me back (privately) if you need further explaination.
Hope this helps!
Paige in Dallas

>From: Karen Shapiro
>Reply-To: Ceramic Arts Discussion List
>Subject: Re: So what are YOU up to?
>Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 09:17:56 -0800
>Hi all,
>What I'm up to is starting to work on wall pieces -- as opposed to
>freestanding sculpture. It has been a challenge finding the best way to
>hang a large fairly flat piece.
>If anyone has suggestions on this, please feel free to let me know. I'm
>using a bracket-type hanger now which is screwed into a piece of wood
>attached to the back of the piece. Drawback is getting the centering
>perfect. Ideas appreciated ...
>Karen in Gualala
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