I have a rather large black bear rug mount with full size head mounted on black backing. How would you mount this on a wall?
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Locate the studs. Position the rug. Pound in the nails(8d finish nails). Nail through the leather, not the felt border. To remove, pull the bear off the nails and remove the nails.
Larry, The finish nails will work like Old Fart said but I use another way. When I do a rug I sew in rings under each paw and the tail.Plain key rings sold in most hardware stores are good. Also screw in a hanger under the head (be careful not to run screw up into lower jaw set). Then the rug can be hung on screws in wall directly by the rings or by tying with cord. If you are not comfortable doing this any good taxidermist can help you. -Aaron H.
Unless you go out and match the rug to the customer's wall studs and then sew the rings in the proper locations, it is a waste of time. Then the customer calls back and wants the rings changed. With the finish nails it is a five minute job.
A locking type game head hangar or 2 on the head and sewing needles tapped in around the edge works great and won't leave large holes. Needles are hard and will tap in pins are soft and will bend
When you mount a bear on the wall on a diagonal, does the head go higher than the rear end or visa versa?