Add a reliable support to wall displays of all types with French Cleat Hangers. A favorite for commercial signs, panels and artwork, these versatile hanging clips yield sturdy displays while remaining hidden from view. Use along most any surface including stucco, brick and cinder block for a safe, durable mount.
Heavy-Duty French Cleats are sold in pairs with lengths measuring from 2 1/2" long all the way up to 8' long. The strong aluminum alloy has impressive weight bearing capabilities, although exact calculations will vary per the object to be mounted, surface worked with and supporting hardware. French Cleat Fixings should span at least 3/4 the width of a hung furnishing and, for larger objects, top and bottom cleats may be necessary. Depending on the project, use preferred screws, fasteners, commercial adhesives or combinations thereof to make the sturdiest mount. One cleat attaches to the object and one to the mounting surface, the former in an inverted position. From there, wall furnishings slide into the surface support for a flat display situated almost flush to the wall.
Screws, fasteners and other hardware not included with Z-clips. Please note that maximum weight limits will depend on individual weight bearing equations and the hardware utilized. For larger items, to pairs of French Cleats are recommended.
3/8" Offset, 4" Height when both halves are engaged by 3/16 offset
Heavy Duty Cleats:
2.5" Wide x 4" Assembled Height x 3/8" Assembled Thickness with (2) 3/16" Dia. holes drilled 1.75" on center.
6" Wide x 4" Assembled Height x 3/8" Assembled Thickness with (2) 3/16" Dia. holes drilled 4" on center.
1' Wide x 4" Assembled Height x 3/8" Assembled Thickness with (2) 3/16" Dia. holes drilled 10" on center.
2' Wide x 4" Assembled Height x 3/8" Assembled Thickness with (3) 3/16" Dia. holes drilled every 8"
4' Wide x 4" Assembled Height x 3/8" Assembled Thickness with (6) 3/16" Dia. holes drilled every 8"
6' Wide x 4" Assembled Height x 3/8" Assembled Thickness with (9) 3/16" Dia. holes drilled every 8"
8' Wide x 4" Assembled Height x 3/8" Assembled Thickness with (12) 3/16" Dia. holes drilled every 8"
Please also note: Minimum 1" additional height/gap required to disengage both pieces,
lengths vary (see drop down box for available lengths).
See the .pdf downloadable spec sheet at the top of this page for more details
Custom lengths up to 12' long or cleats without pre-drilled holes are available. Contact us for pricing and lead times (minimum quantities may apply).
Cleat weight limitations:
A common question is how much weight will a cleat pair hold? There are no specific weight guidelines for cleats as the installation hardware, mounting surface and item being hung must all be factored into the weight bearing equation. If properly installed our smallest light weight cleats can support a dozen or more pounds and the largest heavy duty cleats can support well over a hundred pounds. Some important items to consider when planning your project are:
- What does the item weigh, how big is it and what type of surface is it being installed on? (Light Duty cleats are not recommended for an uneven surface application such as stucco, brick, cinder block, etc.).
- Does the item being installed have a sufficiently thick enough frame/backing to accept screws/fasteners? (Adhesives alone may not be sufficient for medium to heavy weight items.)
- Will the length of cleat being considered span at least 75% of the width of the item being installed?
- If a flush mount is required (no off-set or gap visible) do you have the ability to carve or route a recess in the back of your piece to accommodate a flush installation?
- For larger items you may want to consider running a pair of cleats along both the top and bottom edges. Doing so will help to distribute the weight of the piece, provide a uniform off-set/gap and help stabilize the piece from incidental contact.
- Do I have the appropriate hardware (adhesives, screws and/or anchors) and will I be able to locate and mount directly into studs? Proper installation may require that you drill additional holes into the cleat backing plate to align with studs. This can be done using a standard drill and a new drill bit.