Dowel Centers Unlock Keyhole-Hanger Mysteries
I always had trouble hanging projects with keyhole slots. Even with an assistant, it was hard to get the nails in the wall to line up with the slots. Then I found a simple solution that precisely marks the location of the hanging fasteners.
When I hang a project, I insert 3⁄8 " dowel centers into the keyhole slots cut into the back of the frame as shown at top. I position the project on the wall, then simply press it tightly against the wall to mark the location for the hanging nails.
—Gary O. Webster, Indianola, Iowa