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#1 posted 01-16-2018 03:49 PM

The first picture with the “sawtooth” hanger is something I’ll never use. They have a tendency to never be exactly centered causing the frame to hang crooked.

The wire works very well for frames that will not be touched, but you can center them easily (wider frames need two support screws into the wall, but adjustment are just as easy.

For anything that is going to be “touched: you really should have two hanging points. The “D” rings (where the wire attaches to the frame in your picture) work well, I prefer the triangle shaped ones. Two screws with largish diameter heads into the wall and you can rotate the rings slightly if the screws are slightly mis-positioned.

The keyhole slots are excellent, only issue is you need to have the screws in the wall located exactly. No room for error.

If the object to hang is largish, you can use a straight bit to cut the keyhole slot and use metal keyhole cover plates that screw down over the slot. These avoid any problems of the wood breaking away.

Keyholes are the more refined approach IMO.

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