Clothes Pin Photo Hanger

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About: Remembering the past, one build at a time.

To build this project I started with a couple of 2" x 2" wood boards. I measured the room I thought I would need to have 4 photos across with 3 rows high. I came up with 2' wide and a little over 3' tall. The height and width is up to you and what you need. 

After cutting to length, I cut 45 degree angles on each end using the table saw, and then attached them using wood glue and a long screw from the side (just like a picture frame)

I then measured were I wanted the string attached at and drilled holes through the sides. (don't forget to take into account the bottom images when measuring for the bottom) I also drilled holes through the top to attach the mounting string. After drilling all the holes and sanding smooth I then applied several coats of stain. I used 4 parts Weather Oak mixed with 1 part Special Walnut, both made by MinWax.

The sting I used is hemp twine.

For the clothes pins, I got some from my wife but they were brand new. That wouldn't work for this look. So I first applied a couple coats of the stain I used for the frame and after that dried soaked them in Muriatic Acid for several minutes(Please read and follow all safety instructions when using Acid) and then took them out, wiped off and soaked in a bath of Hydrogen Peroxide, White Vinegar and Salt. This will rust the hinges up real nice. Then dry them in the oven set at 250 degree F.

To mount the pins I strung the twine through each spring on the clothes pins and then ran through the frame and stapled to the backside. The top twine was threaded through the top holes and tied large knots to keep from pulling through.

Find the perfect spot on your wall, hang some great pictures and enjoy!

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    EmptyChild

    2 years ago

    I'm thinking maybe I could do this with an empty picture frame?

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    XOXO123

    3 years ago

    It is great for memories❕❕

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    XOXO123

    3 years ago

    It is great for memories❕❕

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    XOXO123

    3 years ago

    I have made this before. Its a great idea

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    melvinsghost

    3 years ago on Introduction

    This may be a dumb question, but how did you tie the knots on either end of the rope that hold the clothespins? I'm making one of these and I haven't been able to get the knots in the right place.

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    khanoom

    5 years ago

    tanx

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    malibini

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Im redecorating my room, and i will DEFINITELLY use this. I will probably use a frame, instead of the boards. :P

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