Hanging sheet metal


Old 01-26-13, 03:00 PM
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Hanging sheet metal

I am trying to hang a 2'x2' piece of sheet metal to serve as a magnetic spice rack. The sheet will have 40-50 small glass jars (4 ounces each) attached to it, so the total weight should be about 10 lbs, minus the weight of the sheet metal itself.

I'm trying to figure out how best to attach it to drywall but cannot really use anchors. Are there any methods to ensure that the sheet metal is securely mounted that are more delicate for the walls?

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Old 01-26-13, 03:04 PM
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Maybe screw a piece of plywood to the wall first and then glue/screw the metal to that.
Old 01-26-13, 03:22 PM
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Might be easier to help you if we understood why you can't use screw anchors.
Old 01-26-13, 03:33 PM
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Is it that you are in a rented premises that you can't use anchors?

Anchors are normally more delicate to walls than any adhesive.
It's more work to repair a small hole than when the drywall surface is torn.
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Thanks for your replies. My landlord has specifically asked that I not put anchors into the walls (I really have no idea why, but I'd hate to sour the relationship so I'm going with it). Thanks!
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