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best practices - hanging mounts #5306232 09/14/14 07:55 PM
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I just wanted to share what I've done and get ideas from others.

There are two things I've done recently that are simple and cheap, but make all the positive difference.

1) For $15 I get a nice wood plaque with photo of the harvest imprinted on metal and engraving with hunt info. Looks nice and adds nicely to the mount, easy as emailing photo and paying $15.

2) Instead of looking for a stud or having a drywall screw with mixed success, I've started using all toggle bolts. With toggle bolt on inside of drywall and washer bolt on outside it is perfectly secure.

Use of simple plaque.







use of toggle bolt (prior holes were unsuccessful drywall screws).




Re: best practices - hanging mounts [Re: Rob Lay] #5306354 09/14/14 09:06 PM
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I like your idea of the photo and engraving, would you share the link or source?


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Re: best practices - hanging mounts [Re: Rob Lay] #5306370 09/14/14 09:22 PM
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nice trophy room and bar!

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That room would look a whole lot better with some chicks in it!!!! cheerleader

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Originally Posted By: unclekeith75
That room would look a whole lot better with some chicks in it!!!! cheerleader


ha


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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I like your idea of the photo and engraving, would you share the link or source?


I get mine from Keller Trophy. Not sure what they're called. You send soft file of image and they imprint on metal (no fading or bending paper).

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Now your just making me thirsty!

Re: best practices - hanging mounts [Re: Rob Lay] #5306738 09/15/14 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: Rob Lay
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That room would look a whole lot better with some chicks in it!!!! cheerleader


ha




I'm glad you showed that picture. I was gonna petition to have you evicted unless you could show proof that the room was being used to its full potential

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Nice idea and great looking Trophy room Rob.

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Great ideas and love the room. Neighbor is building one now and I'll pass on this info.


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cool idea on the plaques!, I have been using those gorilla hooks that push in the drywall and curve. leave a Tiny tiny hole can go anywhere and will hold like 50 lbs. have a bison skull held by one in my office. and way easier to move without leaving that toggle in the wall

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I am having 3/4" plywood under my sheet rock in new house then I can hang where ever I want.

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I am having 3/4" plywood under my sheet rock in new house then I can hang where ever I want.


+1. That's what I did too.


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+2...assuming there was actually any sheetrock in the entire house. I'm probably going to do wood paneling when we build.

Great idea from the OP for dealing with sheetrock, though.

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I like the plaque with a story idea. And great muley BTW! up


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Very nice. I'm hoping to start my trophy room next year. I'm going to use 3/4 plywood instead of sheetrock and the do a trowel finish over the sheetrock with a faux paint finish. Nobody will ever be able to tell what's on the wall, and the plywood will be strong enough to hold everything I have.

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Great ideas Rob. cheers


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Very nice man cave. Way too much liquor on the bar back though. What was that address again?


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Very nice man cave. Way too much liquor on the bar back though. What was that address again?


off topic, but at a Chicago steakhouse I got idea for private lockers around the bar. friends have a few and then some personal hunting and fishing goals.


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