How to Hang Wood Panel Art

Last updated on June 18, 2024

This post is about how to hang wood panel art. The first thing you need to do is find the studs on your wall. You can use a stud finder or just tap on the wall with your knuckles and listen for a hollow sound. Once you have found the studs, measure out how far apart they are from each other and mark them with pencil lines on the wall. Next, use a level to make sure that your marks are straight up and down, then drill holes into the drywall at each of these points using a drill bit that’s slightly smaller than the nail you’re going to use for hanging your art.

Hanging Hardware for Wood Panels

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Hanging hardware should be pre-drilled before being inserted into the panel, as the head of the screw will break off if not. They should be tightened with pliers to better hold the art.

Be careful that you do not let any of this hardware touch anything but the back of the board, because they could cause it chips or scratches, however rubber bumpers help protect panels from getting harmed while assembling them.

A variety of hanging hardware options exist for wood panels in terms of what type of hangers one would use to hang pieces of art. “D” ring hangers are typically used for paintings that are thirty-five pounds or less and easily attached with screws. However, keyhole hangers are favored for heavy paintings fifty pounds or more as they hang by two screw holes on either side instead of one.

A person can find hangers at their local hardware store. While we suggest using paint-finished claybord with hardbord for showcasing artwork, a person should match the board to their chosen display method and regional climate.

Framing and Hanging Wood Panels

To make sure you create a perfect fit, be sure to measure your artwork and the frame before buying.

A wide array of dimensions and edge treatments are available for the frames. Their selections vary in depth and material from thin, type metal-paint profiles all the way up to select hardwood. The different materials for the frames allow you to frame your art work in a unique and creative way. You can choose different colors or hues that complement or contrast with your artwork to achieve exactly what it is that you are looking for.

Choose the right hanging hardware for your wood panel. Maybe you want to frame them with linen, pastelbord, clayboard, or a framed glass. Here are supplies like brushes or wax for easy projects.


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