How to Hang a Picture : How to Hang Two Pictures Side by Side

How to Hang a Picture : How to Hang Two Pictures Side by Side


Hi, I’m Bobby Hester on behalf of Expert Village.
In this series, we’re going to show you how to hand large pictures, small pictures, and
every size in between. We’re going to show you how to use hangers and we’re going to
show you how to quickly and easily hang a picture just like a professional. In this
clip I’m going to show you how to hang two mirrors of the same size right next to each
other and how to space them properly. The first mirror we want to be about there and
this height right here is 65 inches from the ground. One of the first things I’m going
to have to figure out is my width of these mirrors. So I’m going to take my tape measure,
I’m going to measure across – that is ten inches across. So, if we want these two to
be. . . if these were to be directly side by side that would be ten inches that we would
need the two nail holes to be across. Because it would be five inches on this one, and five
inches on this one. But I want about a two inch gap between to two pictures. So I want
that, I want the two spacers to be twelve inches apart. So I’m going to measure from
the ground up. I’m going to mark the height that I want my hanger to be at. Now I’m going
to take my level and I’m going to make sure that it’s nice and level on the wall. I’m
going to take a mark up. . . right about twelve inches. Slight, real light little line there.
And then from the mark I put in there earlier, I’m going to actually measure over twelve
inches and put a mark. I’ve got both marks there. So now I’m going to get my anchor and
with this anchor I’m going to make sure that the bottom of the anchor is on my mark. I’m
going to nail it in. Seeing that the bottom of the anchor is on the mark. All right, there’s
our first one. Now I’m going to get the second one and do the same thing. Now we’re ready
to hang our pictures. There’s the first one. And there’s the second one. And we’ve got
two inches in-between.

11 thoughts on “How to Hang a Picture : How to Hang Two Pictures Side by Side

  • March 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm
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    thanks dude

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  • May 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm
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    Downloaded flash three times – still won't play

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  • June 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm
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    Wait, you're going to leave the nails showing?? WTF?

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  • July 8, 2014 at 11:29 pm
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    is he saying heighth?

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  • July 19, 2014 at 11:08 pm
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    Well who wants the top of the anchor showing at the top of the picture?? Well not me.

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  • July 14, 2015 at 4:17 am
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    Sometimes the hangers on the back of the picture are not equal on each.  What then?

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  • July 2, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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    I don't care for the nails showing. that is not a very finished look.

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  • September 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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    Don't think you really needed safety glasses! Bit OTT.

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  • January 9, 2017 at 12:46 am
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    i would not want the nails showing

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  • March 31, 2017 at 8:46 pm
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    That job makes my dog's ass look less like ass.

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  • July 21, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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    For a small picture with a sawtooth holder, I would have simply used a nail instead of the picture hooks so as not to see the exposed nails. I only use the hooks for larger heavier pictures that usually have a wire for hanging. I also always first cut paper or poster board to the size of my pictures and tape to the wall to get an idea of proper placement and measurements from ceiling (or floor if your ceiling is too high). You can't assume that the hanger or wire tension is exactly the same on two pictures so I think you need to take an extra step to account for this. What I do is after hanging the first picture, I'll remove it and hang the 2nd picture on the same nail/hook and measure to see if the drop from the ceiling is the same; if not, I'll adjust the nail for the 2nd picture to account for the difference. Thanks for taking the time to make the video.

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