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Mounting Sandcarved Signs and Plaques

Working with fragile glass pieces that need to be hung can be a challenge. Sandcarving expert Ruth Dobbins weighs in on the best method to display signage and plaques.

Sandcarved signs and plaques can be mounted by drilling holes through the glass and using metal standoffs to mount the glass to a wall. When using standoffs, it’s important to have the holes drilled to accommodate the diameter of the standoffs. The size of the standoffs is directly related to the weight of the glass piece to be mounted.

You will have to supply a template for the glass fabrication as to where the holes need to be drilled. Then, it is important to match the holes of the glass with the possible metal backdrop you are going to have fabricated; the holes of both objects have to match up since the standoffs will have to pass through both in order to attach them to the wall.

-Ruth Dobbins, EtchMaster

 

Ruth Jan 2018

Ruth Dobbins

With over 35 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in fused and cast glass, as well as in glass-etching techniques. She owns Professional Glass Consultants with her husband Norm and holds a master's in printmaking and art history.

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