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A Fork is All You Need — The Easy Way to Hang Pictures

By: Joe Truini

Sometimes, the simplest projects around the house can be the most frustrating, including hanging pictures.

Now, the best way to hang pictures is with a single nail on the wall and a wire along the back of the picture frame.
The reason this system works so well is that the pictures hang on one point on the nail and the wire allows you to adjust them easily to keep them level.

But the challenge is when the wire is pulled tight; there’s not much room to slip it onto the nail head and sometimes it takes several tries before you finally catch the nail head.

So, here’s how to solve that problem: all you need is a fork, a regular old dinner fork. Slip it over the nail, the shaft of the nail, and make sure that the fork handle is pointing out at an angle.

That’s important because that’s going to give you some place to slip that wire behind.

Now, you just slip the wire very carefully over the fork, and now when you pull off the fork, the wire will slip right onto the nail and there you go — perfect each and every time!

Watch the video above to see Joe’s Simple Solution.


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  • Home Arise Says:
    December 10th, 2018 at 4:30 am

    I have experienced this before. Wasting time trying to get a painting to level while hanging it on a nail. This is the best tip when it comes to hanging pictures in my house.

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    September 28th, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Hi, Barbara,
    Here’s that tip:
    Thanks for watching!

  • Barbara How Says:
    September 28th, 2018 at 10:17 am

    My daughter heard on your program of a solution using ammonia to discourage “critters” in the yard and perimeter of the house. I purchased a product which has helped, but would like to mix up my own. A female racoon keeps trying to use space under our deck as a maternity ward. Guess they have to protect the babies from the adult males. I enjoy your TV show, and sometimes catch the radio version but missed this hint. Thank you, BH

  • Darryl Says:
    September 28th, 2018 at 9:37 am

    ok…..that was the best tip yet…….(why didn’t I think of that?)….LOL….

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    October 1st, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Hi, Jean,
    We love our Avondale fans! Thanks for watching the show.
    For clarification, can you please describe the drywall issue?
    It would help to ‘paint a picture’ about the issue so we’re sure we completely understand. 🙂

  • Jean Bartholomew Says:
    September 27th, 2018 at 12:40 pm Hello!! I have a room with a little bad Sheetrock job. The room is finished and painted. Can I just sand it, prime, and paint it again. Love your show, God Bless, Jean from Avondale, Louisiana. ???

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A Fork is All You Need — The Easy Way to Hang Pictures