Today I hung a 38" x 38" framed picture in less than 30 seconds without nails, screws, a hammer or drill.
The Monkey Hook's design simplicity results in a very user friendly picture hanging experience.
This was a large, heavy framed print, weighing roughly 20 lbs. Since I wasn't sure whether I'd find a stud exactly where I wanted to hang this picture, I grabbed my cordless drill, stud sensor, drywall anchors and screws, and was prepared to go through the normal pain-in-the-butt picture hanging process. But when I turned the picture over to make sure the hanging wire was secure, I saw a bizarre little contraption that looked like a new age fish hook taped to the back of the frame. There label attached to the hook said it was a "heavy duty wall hanger" that I could simply push, twist and then hang a picture that weighed up to 150 lbs.
While skeptical, my curiosity got the best of me, so I did as the instructions said and pushed the sharp end through my drywall and then twisted so the tip of the hook was facing up. That took about 10 seconds. I hung the picture on the hook and spent another 20 seconds leveling picture. In less than 60 seconds, I hung a picture exactly where I wanted it without using a nail, hammer or screw. I was impressed!
The Monkey Hook looks like this:
The only potential drawback to this product is that I don't think it will work if there was stud behind the wall where you were going to hang your picture. But I don't think I've ever been fortunate enough to find a stud right where I wanted to hang a picture anyway, so it's not a big deal to me.
The Monkey Hook is a sweet little product that definitely makes it easy to hang pictures without nails. I used to purchase them from Amazon.com, but recently I learned that my local Ace Hardware also sells them. Best of all, they're less than $10 for a pack of 10!