Arakawa rails make hanging artwork a snap. Wall rails such as our CRE and CRJ are the most common choices, and all you need is the rail clip, cable and hook (or other midway gripper) and you are ready to hang your art. Our hardware is designed to be minimal and unobtrusive, so that you can show off your artwork, not the hardware that hangs it.
Wall-Mounted Art Rail
CRE1800-a and CRJ1800-a are the most commonly used rails Arakawa provides. Both allow your artwork to be installed and changed with ease, and without having to continually create and repair holes in your walls. The CRJ1800-a is shown here hanging framed artwork with the help of the CR1 and CR6 rail clips, adn the AF3P116SS midway hook.
Angled Walls & Ceilings
If you are deailing with a sloped ceiling, or you want to hang your artwork along the angle of a staircase, CRB1800-a and CRC1800-a can accommodate this. With the rail installed onto the wall with the u-channel facing out into the room, the BS32RSET clips into the rail and pivots to allow the cables to remain vertical, and your artwork to be suspended and adjusted anywhere along the path of the rail.
Thought starters for your art hanging project
Here are a few questions to consider when using Arakawa products for art hanging installations:
- Are you attaching to the ceiling or the wall?
- Do you want to use railing or stationary attachment points on your ceiling/wall?
- How heavy are the pieces you wish to hang?
- How do you want to attach to your artwork? By connecting to your picture wire or d-ring? With hardware attached directly to the frame?