HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL THE HANGERS SUPPORT?
Our Original hangers will support up to 25lbs per set, and the Max hangers up to 45lbs per set.* These ratings are based on using two hangers (one on each top corner of your frame) along with the hardware that is included with your order. These weight ratings are based on testing done by independent testing lab Bureau Veritas and were conducted using 1/2” drywall (sheetrock).
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL AND MAX HANGERS?
Our Original size hangers (the smaller of the two) has 68 openings for adjustment, while our Max hangers boast 143 openings for adjustment. An added benefit of the Max hangers is when they’re attached across the miter joints of your frames, they will add strength and stability, helping prevent separation of the joints on larger, heavier frames.
DOES MY ORDER INCLUDE ALL THE HARDWARE I’LL NEED TO HANG MY FRAMES?
Yes. Whether you order the Original, the Max or a COMBO package of the Beehive Picture Hangers, your order will include all the hardware you’ll need to hang your frames.
CAN THE HANGERS BE USED ON MATERIAL OTHER THAN DRYWALL?
The simple answer is yes. However, if you’re inserting the support pins into material that is harder than drywall, we recommend pre-drilling a small pilot hole using a 3/32" drill bit. Be sure to drill the hole at a downward angle similar to that on your support pins (wall hardware).
WHAT SIZE FRAMES CAN THE HANGERS BE USED ON?
Frames should be a minimum of 7” wide on the inside when mounting the hangers on the top rail, and a minimum of 4” tall when mounting to the side rails.
WHAT’S THE MINIMUM WIDTH REQUIRED FOR THE FRAME RAILS?
The width of the frame rail should be a minimum of 3/4” to ensure stability of the screws and clearance of the hanger flanges.
CAN THE HANGERS BE USED ON A VARIETY OF FRAME SHAPES AND SIZES?
Yes. Another benefit of the Beehive Picture Hangers is they work well with almost any shape of frame – even round and oval frames.
WILL I NEED TO PRE-DRILL SCREW HOLES IN MY FRAME?
Pre-drilling is recommended, but not always required. Pre-drilling can help eliminate splitting of the frame when inserting the screws. In addition, if your frame is constructed of a hardwood such as maple, cherry, oak, etc., it can be difficult getting the screws started. When pre-drilling, we suggest using a 1/16" drill bit.
*Product evaluation and testing provided by:
Bureau Veritas Consumer Product Services, Inc.
Report Number: (5119)170-0024