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How to mount old skis to a wall?

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Anyone done this successfully? We have a set of Lund wooden skis that we want to put crossed on an interior wall. How to do it without hurting the skis or the wall?
post #2 of 49
 Mirror clips?
post #3 of 49
I mounted an old pair of wooden skis crossed on the wall, and nailed through them (into studs) with large finish/trim nails.  I drilled a small clearance hole in the skis first.  Sunk the heads with a nail punch, and then puttied the holes.  It was fairly minor damage to the skis (which are wall specimens only) and you can't see the nails.

Not sure how I would do it if the goal was to not damage the skis; you could perhaps nail into the wall on each side of the skis, to effectively pinch the skis to the wall.  Another possibility would be to bend up some small metal brackets that are nailed to the wall and grab the skis.
post #4 of 49
Use picture wire loop it around skis, twist tight and then make  another loop around hanger or nail.
post #5 of 49
Two drywall screws and a stud finder worked for me.  Had to commit to not skiing those boards again though.
post #6 of 49
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This is a rough idea , it can be done neatly with a little care and it will not damage skis.

Spinoza

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post #8 of 49
Two words - Duct Tape
post #9 of 49
Thread Starter 
I should have said "minimal damage" to skis and wall.  I will pass these ideas along to the project boss--

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I mounted an old pair of wooden skis crossed on the wall, and nailed through them (into studs) with large finish/trim nails.  I drilled a small clearance hole in the skis first.  Sunk the heads with a nail punch, and then puttied the holes.  It was fairly minor damage to the skis (which are wall specimens only) and you can't see the nails.
Thanks, skier219, that sounds very good.

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Use picture wire loop it around skis, twist tight and then make  another loop around hanger or nail.
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Thanks, spinoza, that's a great idea. 

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Two drywall screws and a stud finder worked for me.  Had to commit to not skiing those boards again though.

Another excellent suggestion.

I think we may have a wiki...

Any more bright ideas for those of us with lovely vintage skis we'd like to display as art pieces?
post #10 of 49
i would say drywall screws, holes in drywall can be fixed and unnoticable, i would say one at the tips on the edge, one on the edge on the tails and one at the tail to keep it from sliding off, same for both skis. should do a nice job of holding them up there
post #11 of 49
That's what I use.  No way could I drill through an old pair of skis.

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 Mirror clips?
post #12 of 49
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Had to commit to not skiing those boards again though.

I finally got to rock my Brawlers in some decent bumps this season.  I can't imagine hanging them up anytime soon.  I would like ski those Moments though... 
post #13 of 49
I guess if the prime objective is not to harm the skis, one could make a "cradle" out of wood that would fit in the bottom "V" ... of the cross.  The "cradle" would attach to the wall and the skis would "rest" in it.  I think I'd also figure out how to use some rawhide laces to blend in with this?

Someone good with a router could cut the notches or grooves that the skis would ride/rest in.
post #14 of 49
I concur with mirror clips... they're what I use to hang my questionably acquired trail signs, and they work fine for those.
post #15 of 49
 We use mirror clips mounted into dry wall anchors. Works fine!
post #16 of 49
At my ski house I installed a pair of crossed antique skis on the loft wall by drilling two small holes through each ski (tip and tail) and using a 2" long brass wood screw through each hole into plastic sheetrock expansion anchors in the wall.

I should mention that I was much more concerned that the antique skis not fall off our 15 foot high overhead wall and hurt anyone/anything, than I was about drilling small holes in the skis. BTW, in a couple years the brass screw heads developed a non-shiny patina that ended up blending well with the brown natural wood of the skis. 
Edited by CHRISfromRI - 4/8/10 at 1:41pm
post #17 of 49
 They sell all different size clips..No way could I drill some of my vintage stuff. Id rather just screw a block of wood across the tops of them then ruin them permanently..
post #18 of 49

 Dear Nolo,

 

I co-own VintageWinter.com and we sell antique and vintage skis and collect them for our museum.  Our preferred way to hang vintage wood skis is to use an old piece of leather.  Start by laying your skis on the ground near the wall you are going to hang them on.  This also helps you visualize the space and layout you like.  Cross the skis, set them in parallel with each other or another arrangement you desire.  Then get a piece of old leather - seen here.  Lay the leather over the skis just under the binding toe piece.  Measure the leather and cut to length.  Then have a helper hold the skis on the wall while you screw the first screw into the leather.  Then stretch the leather over the ski and screw the second screw into place.  Then depending on your arrangement, screw in the second piece of leather or continue with one long piece (photos seen in the link below).  If you really want the skis to be rock tight to the wall pre-wet the leather a bit so it will shrink when it dries.

To hang antique skis in a rental I would suggest you either strip the head of the screw with a power drill or use a non standard screw head.  Both are ways that will further deter a wood be thief.  You don't want someone walking away with your vintage ski decor.


You can also go to our site and click on how to hang antique skis for further information.

 
E-mail me with any questions nick@vintagewinter.com - I hope this helps!

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post #19 of 49

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post #20 of 49
Boyne USA hung a bunch of old wooden skis in its daylodge using wire wrapped around screw heads. They can take 'em down and reinstall easily while painting the walls behind them.
post #21 of 49

first ya's locate the stud.  hmmmmm....right......no....
 

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post #22 of 49

 

I've got some classic waterskis hung up with L screws, so that the ski is just sitting on them.  Makes a small hole in the wall and doesn't harm the skiis.

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post #23 of 49

Some awesome ideas here. I think I'll have to try one or two out. I have some vintage skis from Switzerland during the World War that need to be displayed!

post #24 of 49
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 Dear Nolo,

 

I co-own VintageWinter.com and we sell antique and vintage skis and collect them for our museum.  Our preferred way to hang vintage wood skis is to use an old piece of leather.  Start by laying your skis on the ground near the wall you are going to hang them on.  This also helps you visualize the space and layout you like.  Cross the skis, set them in parallel with each other or another arrangement you desire.  Then get a piece of old leather - seen here.  Lay the leather over the skis just under the binding toe piece.  Measure the leather and cut to length.  Then have a helper hold the skis on the wall while you screw the first screw into the leather.  Then stretch the leather over the ski and screw the second screw into place.  Then depending on your arrangement, screw in the second piece of leather or continue with one long piece (photos seen in the link below).  If you really want the skis to be rock tight to the wall pre-wet the leather a bit so it will shrink when it dries.

To hang antique skis in a rental I would suggest you either strip the head of the screw with a power drill or use a non standard screw head.  Both are ways that will further deter a wood be thief.  You don't want someone walking away with your vintage ski decor.


You can also go to our site and click on how to hang antique skis for further information.

 
E-mail me with any questions nick@vintagewinter.com - I hope this helps!

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This is the route I went with my grandfathers old wooden cross country skis from his WWII winter training, and even went through this guy, in fact! VintageWinter.com made it easy with good instructions and good prices, and the skis look pretty dang cool hung up like that. No damage to the skis either, and just a couple screw holes in the wall. Glad to see you around here, Nick!

 

This is what I bought from them...

http://www.vintagewinter.com/products/vintage-and-antique-ski-mounting-kit

post #25 of 49

Glad to hear that worked out for you Austin.  I know I already said this but it's super cool you have your grandfathers old skis!  I'd love to see a photo of them hung on the wall.  

 

Pray for snow! (especially early snow because for the first time I have a season pass to Mt. Bachelor and my wife is pregnant with our first and due mid February!)

 

Nick

post #26 of 49

This is outside but under roof and by rotating the board in the middle any skis can be lifted out for use if desired.

 

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post #27 of 49

Problem solved.......have a look at this gadget. I have been thinking about this thing for some time and when I came across this thread I decided to finally make them. I am not a metal worker but I made them myself so they have a decidedly home-made look to them. They work very well and adjust from 60 mm to 100 mm. Once screwed to the wall you can change skis in a couple of minutes. You could make them yourself if you are fairly handy, if not, I made 20 sets and am selling them for $35 US per set plus $9 shipping. A little more expensive than a few drywall screws but it is such a clean look. If this goes well I will make more after Christmas.

 

I am giving away 3 sets and shipping for FREE. Just post your interest and shoot me a pm.

 

The Kneissls are 220s and the top bracket is held by hollow wall anchors (toggle bolts) so they are very sturdy. There are heavy vinyl strips on the bracket to protect ski edges. All bolts and screws included.                                     

 

 

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post #28 of 49

Me want. I have some k2's that need to be hung! 

 

 

post #29 of 49

Will those work with old wooden skis that don't have metal edges? If so, I'd love a pair.

 

In the past, I've just used L-shaped brass screws.

post #30 of 49
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Will those work with old wooden skis that don't have metal edges? If so, I'd love a pair.

 

In the past, I've just used L-shaped brass screws.



There is a bit of angle on the sides of the bracket so they really grab around the metal edges. I just tried a ski without metal edges and it still grips quite well. There are vinyl strips on the brackets that will protect the wood and adds a little grip too.

 

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