Problem mounting fretwork to wall

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Forum topic by SawdustSteve posted 01-29-2021 06:23 PM 314 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2021 06:23 PM

Not sure this is posted in the right place, but here goes. Made 5 pieces of fretwork border. 1/8” oak painted. Used velcro dots to attach to window trim above kitchen sink. They are slowly falling down after about 3 months. The dots are coming detached from the trim.

Any ideas for a better attachment? Ideally something I could remove later without breaking the molding if I ever wanted to paint the trim behind it.

Yes, thin oak not the best choice and it has warped a bit.

-- Steve, California

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#1 posted 01-29-2021 06:50 PM

If you have a compressor try shooting some pin nails sparingly, when your ready to remove the fretwork slide a putty knife under the fret piece lightly pry the fretwork will pull off cleanly I would use 1” 23 ga. pins the pins will probably stay in the molding with a pair of plyers (good ones with sharp cross hatched pattern on the jaws) hold the putty knife flat against the pin nail and use the plyers to pry out the pin prying against the putty knife they come easy peasy and all your left with is little pin holes in the fretwork and the molding.

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#2 posted 01-30-2021 11:37 AM

you can use small screws to hold the dot to the wall – use more dots if needed.
Velcro is pretty tenacious – it doesn’t take much to hold something that is lightweight.
(use a small punch of some sort to make the hole in the dot where the screw goes).

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#3 posted 01-30-2021 01:02 PM

(1) I thought about magnets, but it might be hard to get things to allign.
(2) Some sort of nail or small hook in the wall that would catch a small cleat glied to the back of the fret?

-- Jeffrey

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