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Hanging 3-5 mirrors -- can I use the existing picture rail?

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  1. sentur

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    I want to create a feature all using 3-5 vintage mirrors I've collected from charity shops.

    They're all quite heavy, at a guess 10-20kg each. Some have chains on the back with hooks in place on the wooden mirror back.

    I have a picture rail on the wall I want to hang them from. What picture hooks and hanging device would you recommend ie. Metal cord, chain, etc. Or is this a bad ideas? The wall I'm wanting to hang them against is an internal wall mainly made of plasterboard hence why I thought the picture rail might be a better idea to hang from.
     
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    Hahaha, risky strategy.

    Thanks for the hook suggestions. What about hanging from the back of the mirror to the hook on the rail? Should I used metal chain, picture hook wire? Or something different?
     
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    Traditional way is with chain.
     
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    Beware of buying cheap hooks, some cheap picture rail hooks bend too easily and allow frames to drop off.
     
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    ^yep

    I screwed up a freshly papered and painted wall this way...
     
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