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hanging decorative skis??

post #1 of 21
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Ok so I'm that guy, I've got a pair of vintage skis I am hanging as a decoration, cheesy and cliche, yes, but I'm a skier and a history nut.
More importantly the gf is a skier and is the one who decorates.

Has anyone done this? What type of fasteners did you use?

I plan on mounting them horizontally and it is against my religion to drill a hole through a pair of skis (unless making a chair).

I had something in mind, that I bought hardware for (using tiny L braces and bolts), but found it did not provide adequate support for the top of the ski, causing the ski to fall out binding first. I'll try to get pics of this up later.

Thoughts??
post #2 of 21
I've used small brass screw-in angled things that you buy at a hardware store. Cheap things. I think I used two at each tail and two near the shovel (above and below). It worked well and held the skis well. Plus it was not obvious. This was for an inside wall, not an outside one. For outside I'd probably screw them to the wall.
post #3 of 21
How bout just a simple flat bracket across the ski at each end? Might be able to get some clear plexi ones at a hobbie store.
post #4 of 21
I have used clear pastic mirror hangers, can't see em and they hold great.
post #5 of 21
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I have used clear pastic mirror hangers, can't see em and they hold great.
That was going to be my suggestion as well. I too am against ruining things for display purposes.
post #6 of 21

skis Decorative

Heres some old wooden ski's, put small metal pic hanger bracket on the back and used small screws to fasten then hung on wall like picture. Basement hallway, some ski memorbilia.


Oop wrong picture, this ones in guest bedroom same pic hanger tho. post the other one in a min.
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post #8 of 21

skis decorative

Heres other skis hung horizontally.

post #9 of 21
I usually hang them off my boots with things called "bindings", seem to work well so far.
post #10 of 21
I only have one suggestion: Don't hang them over your bed. They WILL come crashing down at the least opportune of times, I assure you.
post #11 of 21
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I usually hang them off my boots with things called "bindings", seem to work well so far.
You should really take that show on the road
post #12 of 21
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4 per ski or 2?

I tried just supporting from the bottom (with the ski tipped toward the wall) and they still fell out. I was doing a similar concept, but with metal brackets, with these clear hooks I could "over secure" the skis and it wouldn't be noticeable.
post #13 of 21
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You should really take that show on the road
I'll be here all week, try the veal and don't forget to tip your server.
post #14 of 21
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I only have one suggestion: Don't hang them over your bed. They WILL come crashing down at the least opportune of times, I assure you.
I decided against my original location because of this reason. Well sort of, fish tank, not bed. Gravity is a bitch.
post #15 of 21
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I'll be here all week, try the veal and don't forget to tip your server.
LOL that was originally (95% word for word) going to be my response to your binding comment.

...damn near killed him.
post #16 of 21
This isn't a very good photo but a friend fabricated hooks so I could hang them from rafters.


post #17 of 21
Just another thought....I have an old pair and I just stood 'em up in a corner of my family room, just like I put them there after a day on the hill. Might want to try it and see what you think. Doesn't involve holes and if you don't like it, proceed with the wall thing.
I love looking at them.
post #18 of 21
I picked up 4 pairs of skis when the town over from me had a bulk trash day a few weeks ago. Not bad for just driving to and from work. I'm giong to hang most of them in my garage. I still haven't figured out how to mount. I was thinking of the mirror hanger, but I don't know if they'll provide enough bite. I may have to break out the saws and pretend I'm Norm Abram.....
post #19 of 21
Along the lines of patmoore's hangers (nice, BTW):





straps, cord, rope, etc, allows you a protective sling approach to hanging skis, horizontally or vertically, if rigid enough.

Regarding anti-gravity issue, finding framing members and using screws works very well.
post #20 of 21
My parents managed to get some 1940's wooden skis from someone's skip. They are mounted on the wall with screws right into the wall and look pretty cool. 230cm tele skis.
post #21 of 21
I mounted mine using drywall screws and bailing twine. Now I did have the advantage that the tails are sitting on an existing piece of trim, so I am basically just balancing them from falling away from the wall. I was able to put a screw on either side of the ski (the binding hides them nicely), wrap the twine around the screw, then through the binding, then around the other screw. Unless you are standing really close, you can't see the bailing wire. It worked quite well for me. Like you, I didn't want to screw through them, as they were the skis my grandfather skied on, starting in the 1930's.

Oh, just reread that you want them horizontally. Mine are vertical, so that might not work as well.
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