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Industrial Picture Display

  • November 8, 2017
  • Art


Display oversized photos, printables, or artwork with this easy to make Industrial Picture Display.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Assemble your piping as shown in the picture. I like to assemble it before painting because sometimes getting paint in the threads of the pipe can make it difficult to screw on properly. You will be attaching a 90 degree elbow to each end of your 24” pipe. Then on the other end of the elbow attach your threaded close nipple to allow the flanges to be attached. Next attach the floor flanges. Paint this and allow to dry while working on the remainder of the project.

    2. Step: 2

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      Using a table saw (or circular saw with a fence) cut the plywood to accommodate your poster. Mine is about 22 1/4” wide and 34” long. I wanted to have a perimeter of wood showing around the poster, be sure and measure your poster to make sure you cut your plywood the correct size to allow for the perimeter around the poster. I left the width of my plywood as is at 24” because it already has the nice straight edges. Then I just measured those perimeters to determine the length I needed my plywood.

    3. Step: 3

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      Drill the two holes in the top of the plywood that will allow the board to hang from the S Hooks you have purchased. Make sure you use a drill bit large enough to accommodate the hook.

    4. Step: 4

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      Sand the plywood on all sides and edges with the orbital sander, making sure to smooth out where we drilled the holes. Clean up any dust on your plywood and stain the outside edges where it will be seen.

    5. Step: 5

      Attach your poster or picture centered on the plywood. You can either attach with thumb tacks or use mod podge for a permanent solution.

    6. Step: 6

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      Attach the piping to the wall using a drill. Use drywall anchors if you are not drilling directly into a stud. The piping is heavy and will need those anchors!

    7. Step: 7

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      Using the S Hooks hang the plywood onto the pipe and enjoy your new picture display!

    8. Step: 8

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      Assemble your piping as shown in the picture. I like to assemble it before painting because sometimes getting paint in the threads of the pipe can make it difficult to screw on properly. You will be attaching a 90 degree elbow to each end of your 24” pipe. Then on the other end of the elbow attach your threaded close nipple to allow the flanges to be attached. Next attach the floor flanges. Paint this and allow to dry while working on the remainder of the project.

    9. Step: 9

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      Using a table saw (or circular saw with a fence) cut the plywood to accommodate your poster. Mine is about 22 1/4” wide and 34” long. I wanted to have a perimeter of wood showing around the poster, be sure and measure your poster to make sure you cut your plywood the correct size to allow for the perimeter around the poster. I left the width of my plywood as is at 24” because it already has the nice straight edges. Then I just measured those perimeters to determine the length I needed my plywood.

    10. Step: 10

      Large a0cba765 edd4 4023 950d 01dd82a44b2a

      Drill the two holes in the top of the plywood that will allow the board to hang from the S Hooks you have purchased. Make sure you use a drill bit large enough to accommodate the hook.

    11. Step: 11

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      Sand the plywood on all sides and edges with the orbital sander, making sure to smooth out where we drilled the holes. Clean up any dust on your plywood and stain the outside edges where it will be seen.

    12. Step: 12

      Attach your poster or picture centered on the plywood. You can either attach with thumb tacks or use mod podge for a permanent solution.

    13. Step: 13

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      Attach the piping to the wall using a drill. Use drywall anchors if you are not drilling directly into a stud. The piping is heavy and will need those anchors!

    14. Step: 14

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      Using the S Hooks hang the plywood onto the pipe and enjoy your new picture display!

Comments (15)


  • What a cool piece! We really like the mixture of metal and wood.
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 10, 2017

  • This such a cool and creative project, it's definitely on my project list.
    By grover959, on November 15, 2017

  • This turned out beautiful.
    By dlatany_38644, on November 16, 2017

  • that is such a great idea i love it i mean espically with the grey wall
    By carol clark, on November 16, 2017

  • What an appealing focal point!
    By rusthawk_30902, on November 20, 2017


  • I love the black pipe! It really goes well with the bed.
    By ahamaywine, on November 20, 2017

  • Stunning! My son would love to have this in his bedroom for sure.
    By StaffordBrix, on November 21, 2017

  • This is a very creative and unique project.
    By cvillemommy, on November 21, 2017

  • Very snazzy!
    By FLaTone, on November 22, 2017

  • I love this idea! You can also change the picture out when you want to change the theme!
    By mommywithtwins7, on November 23, 2017

  • Love this piece. It's so fresh and modern and would look good in any space!
    By Alinaa, on November 23, 2017


  • This is beautiful and so creative!
    By Destinycs, on November 24, 2017

  • Looks great!!
    By ashbutton, on November 24, 2017

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Industrial Picture Display

by CherishedBliss
Nov 08, 2017
Medium f81eff60 5e48 48cf 83dc 283a6750b377

Display oversized photos, printables, or artwork with this easy to make Industrial Picture Display.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 689845ac 641a 428c b7e1 09fe230cedc9

    Assemble your piping as shown in the picture. I like to assemble it before painting because sometimes getting paint in the threads of the pipe can make it difficult to screw on properly. You will be attaching a 90 degree elbow to each end of your 24” pipe. Then on the other end of the elbow attach your threaded close nipple to allow the flanges to be attached. Next attach the floor flanges. Paint this and allow to dry while working on the remainder of the project.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge d0b44c0f bc20 43be a9f9 cc53fb03f201

    Using a table saw (or circular saw with a fence) cut the plywood to accommodate your poster. Mine is about 22 1/4” wide and 34” long. I wanted to have a perimeter of wood showing around the poster, be sure and measure your poster to make sure you cut your plywood the correct size to allow for the perimeter around the poster. I left the width of my plywood as is at 24” because it already has the nice straight edges. Then I just measured those perimeters to determine the length I needed my plywood.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge 79dbc70c 966b 401e ac15 91fc6dfbc05e

    Drill the two holes in the top of the plywood that will allow the board to hang from the S Hooks you have purchased. Make sure you use a drill bit large enough to accommodate the hook.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 3beeff61 f173 4978 a098 7e56c9259424

    Sand the plywood on all sides and edges with the orbital sander, making sure to smooth out where we drilled the holes. Clean up any dust on your plywood and stain the outside edges where it will be seen.

  5. Step: 5

    Attach your poster or picture centered on the plywood. You can either attach with thumb tacks or use mod podge for a permanent solution.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 55340605 0ebf 4195 b4af 69d4d1dc8641

    Attach the piping to the wall using a drill. Use drywall anchors if you are not drilling directly into a stud. The piping is heavy and will need those anchors!

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 6978ec66 eb6c 4999 aa50 756252b5bbfe

    Using the S Hooks hang the plywood onto the pipe and enjoy your new picture display!

  8. Step: 8
    Huge fc16e544 1aaa 49af 8f76 f219e7f34cf5

    Assemble your piping as shown in the picture. I like to assemble it before painting because sometimes getting paint in the threads of the pipe can make it difficult to screw on properly. You will be attaching a 90 degree elbow to each end of your 24” pipe. Then on the other end of the elbow attach your threaded close nipple to allow the flanges to be attached. Next attach the floor flanges. Paint this and allow to dry while working on the remainder of the project.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge baa6ca7e 693c 40cc 80d0 92f8c384c56e

    Using a table saw (or circular saw with a fence) cut the plywood to accommodate your poster. Mine is about 22 1/4” wide and 34” long. I wanted to have a perimeter of wood showing around the poster, be sure and measure your poster to make sure you cut your plywood the correct size to allow for the perimeter around the poster. I left the width of my plywood as is at 24” because it already has the nice straight edges. Then I just measured those perimeters to determine the length I needed my plywood.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge a0cba765 edd4 4023 950d 01dd82a44b2a

    Drill the two holes in the top of the plywood that will allow the board to hang from the S Hooks you have purchased. Make sure you use a drill bit large enough to accommodate the hook.

  11. Step: 11
    Huge b4bd53e2 c2e7 4b45 9e10 cdfcc5a4428c

    Sand the plywood on all sides and edges with the orbital sander, making sure to smooth out where we drilled the holes. Clean up any dust on your plywood and stain the outside edges where it will be seen.

  12. Step: 12

    Attach your poster or picture centered on the plywood. You can either attach with thumb tacks or use mod podge for a permanent solution.

  13. Step: 13
    Huge d3b4f629 3ec4 4e56 80e4 9333decd9608

    Attach the piping to the wall using a drill. Use drywall anchors if you are not drilling directly into a stud. The piping is heavy and will need those anchors!

  14. Step: 14
    Huge a100cb48 823b 49c6 93af 1ca5f309c792

    Using the S Hooks hang the plywood onto the pipe and enjoy your new picture display!