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« on: October 09, 2008 11:38:32 AM »

Hi, all . . . so I love our new apartment, BUT half of the walls are actual brick walls (possibly cause it's an older building, but they painted them boring white, so it doesn't look all cool like a downtown loft Sad  ).  So . . . what is the best method for hanging big, framed maps and art?  Is there a special brick/ masonry drill bit I need to get?  Special picture hardware?  I'm not terribly worried about drilling in the brick . . . it is admittedly, an old, rundown apartment complex, aka the ghetto of the suburbs Tongue  and I'm not TOO concerned about getting our measly deposit back someday . . .
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008 06:14:50 AM »

Rather than drill holes all over the brick I would suggest coming up with something like this:

http://www.flaxartandframe.com/site/epage/54802_640.htm

A trip to the hardware store should get you all of the pieces you would need. This way you only have to drill a few holes at the top of the wall and you can easily change out pictures without having to redrill for different sizes.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008 06:27:43 PM »

My boyfriend said to try a mason bit. If that doesn't work ask at the hardware store or PM me, he had a few other suggestions.
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