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The Bark Tee Plate

Tee Plates (Pack of 100)


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We have designed an alternative to the “bell-shaped hanger”, which we call the Bark Tee Plate.

The overall dimensions are 2” x 1 27/32”.

The Bark Tee Plate  is solid brass, half hard temper, .050” thick. It can be bent with pliers without breaking. Made in the US.

The Bark Tee was designed with several specific considerations:

•The stem is long enough that installers can use electric screw-drivers without damaging the edge of the frame—it was this problem that the Bark Tee was initially designed to solve.

•The three holes at the ends of the arms and stem form an equilateral triangle, so one of the screws holding the tee to the frame can be backed out, the tee rotated and the screw replaced; the stem no longer extends beyond the perimeter of the frame when the frame is stored or shipped. There is no need to drill a second hole to secure it in place (and the screw won’t be lost).

•The holes are 11/64” diameter, which allows the threads of a #8 screw to pass through, and which prevents the passage of a #4 screw head. So #4, #5, #6, and #8 screws can all be used.

•The length of the stem of the tee, and the distance between the holes at top and bottom of the stem, were designed to match standard brass mending plates, so the Bark Tee can replace 2” mending plates for a more secure installation of paintings in frames.