Good Questions: How Do I Display This On the Wall Without Drilling?

Good Questions: How Do I Display This On the Wall Without Drilling?

Gregory Han
Feb 23, 2009

I have this large lacquer plate and want to display it on a wall. My problems are all the walls are solid cement with plaster, I rent, don't own a drill and renting one isn't very easy or cheap (I live in Hong Kong, so a drill is accompanied by a handy man and getting one that speaks English is the expensive bit). Do you have any good suggestions on how to hang my lacquer plate myself? -Christina

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Christina, your best economical bet is to use something like the Multihook 3M adhesive system, since drilling through concrete can be a bit of challenge without the right tools. We always think owning your own drill is a necessity though, and cordless drills are not really all that expensive; their multi-task utility and small space footprint make for a handy tool to have around so order one via Amazon and ditch the handyman and use some DIY spirit. Partner a common drill with a cement bit and you could easily mount a shallow depth shelf to display your plate yourself.

We've mounted some larger items using specially formulated wall adhesive tape from the likes of 3M (they support up to 3lbs of weight). Others have mentioned ceiling mounting to display items when dealing with cement core walls...has anyone else out there used this method for display?

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