## Step 4: Measure Frame

Measure the height of the frame. Write it down. ( H )
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This is GREAT! Hanging pictures is a mystery to too many people. I have a question though, What is the magical 66 inches? I just 'eyeball' the height I want the pictures and mark the wall at the top of the frame. Then I have a tool which projects a laser beam on all four walls around the room at that level. I need an assistant but the frame height is the same no matter where the pictures are in the room. Then I don't measure the frame size. What's that about? The important thing that many people don't think about is that each picture has different hanger geometry so each one must be measured. Your technique with the wire, frame, and tape measure is excellent.
I came up with 66 in. as an average eye level- for me its about 68, for shorter folks maybe 64. I bet if you measured all your eyeball pictures, the ones that look good, not too high or low, you'll come up with a constant. It may end up close to my 2 thirds scheme. Measure the frame, divide by three, then measure from the floor. Say you have a couple of 24 in. frames with a 36 in. in between them. Does it look best with the tops even or 2/3 eyelevel? If you frame (or wire) your own, you can make the wire height 2 in. above 2/3, and all the hangers can go at 68. Then you can switch pictures around. But after all, the whole business is like art- you know what you like. Thanks for your comment!