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        I have a laminate 4 panel hinged decorative screen/room divider. It is 7 ft tall and each panel is 1" thick. I want to hang it on my wall behind my bed and spread it out flat of course. My ceiling is 8 ft high.

        It is heavy so how do I secure it to the wall without having to damage the back of the screen.

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        Posts: 1 | Registered: Oct 14, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Might check around at some glass shops for heavy duty mirror hanging brackets.
         
        Posts: 1759 | Location: Applachain | Registered: Feb 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You could put a cleat on the wall below the screen to hold the weight. A 2x4 screwed into the studs would do. For the top you'd need something to keep it from tipping forward. A small bracket attached to the wall the would hold it against the wall. This way you wouldn't need to screw into the screen at all, any holes would be in the drywall that could be easily repaired.


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        Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

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        Posts: 736 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I like the cleat or ledger support at the bottom idea. This could be a trim piece for better looks. Doesn't have to be very thick, just continuous across the bottom width of the screen. With all the weight supported by the ledger at the bottom, just a few small angle brackets set into the top of the frame and into the wall will hold the rest.


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        Posts: 10339 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Jay,
        Since it was behind the bed I wasn't as concerned about looks. But a trim piece should work.


        General Disclaimer

        Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

        My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
         
        Posts: 736 | Location: Cary, NC | Registered: Aug 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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