Best way hang a huge antique 30# mirror and avoid forward tilt?

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I have a very heavy antique mirror and want to hang on the wall safely, without creating too much damage to the walls and I want to avoid any forward tilt if possible. It is a fragile plaster ornate frame so I have to take extreme care with any mounting objects on the back of the mirror.

Thanks for your help!
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on May 10, 2017
    I found a solution for you!
    • Select a frame with a rabbet only deep enough to hold the art and the glass.
    • Measure the height of your frame. Divide by 5. Call this value c (see below).
    • Attach your eyelets or rings c inches down from the top of the frame.
    • Install two wall-hooks located c inches inward from each side of the frame. You will definitely need to use a level the spot the hooks.
    • String the wire with just enough slack to create 45-degree angles from the eyelets to the wall-hooks, while hiding the wall-hooks behind the top of the frame.
    Attach bumpers to the bottom corners to stabilize the frame.

    Read more about the science behind it, its fascinating- http://chcollins.com/100Billion/2015/02/why-frames-tilt-forward/

  • A A on May 10, 2017
    Thank you Hillela for the great suggestions, especially the specific measurements And the link. I really appreciate it. The mirror has been in the family as far back as I can remember and I really want to hang & enjoy it!

  • Claude Claude on May 10, 2017
    Link did not work.

    • A A on May 10, 2017
      Link didn't work for me either, but the rest of the answer is appreciated.

  • Charlene Grubaugh Charlene Grubaugh on May 25, 2017
    Is it being hung by a wire? If so, shorten the wire to where it is about 1/3rd of the way down on the back--straight across and tighten (using eyelet screws) Might also add a thread spool glued to back at each bottom corner to help push the mirror away from the wall...Should help...what do you think? Could glue a small block of wood on each bottom corner. Just a suggestion.