Fixing bird taxidermy cases and other wall taxidermy mounts on a wall.
If you’re like me, continually changing the stock and customer taxidermy items you have on display and find having to do so you need to drill new screws holes into your wall to secure the latest case or mount you’ve created.
This was starting to drive me mad as I was continually changing the screws in the wall I tried leaving a plug-in the wall and just taking the screw out so that I could have a screw close to the previous screw but I found that didn’t work with any great success.
Whilst on holiday in Hobart, Tasmania, we went to a restaurant called Ethos that had a really nice idea of displaying some items on a wall and I thought this might just work from very various taxidermy items in my hall.
The Wall Hanging Taxidermy System
The system uses common steel reinforcing panel for concrete with squares approximately 6” square so I had a panel dropped off by the local building firm cut its size and fixed it to the wall so is it just stood off very slightly, I did this with some hefty screws and a small amount of wire just to make it stand off. Then went to work adding the items to get them to sit where you want it is very simple I just made some small hooks out of 3.1 mm wire which seemed to suit strength wise for all the animals and bird cases I fixed. As you can see I have some items that need two fixing points head mounts bird wall mounts and standard wall taxidermy cases with the standard fixing point.
I have left this one unpainted but obviously you could paint this to blend in a little bit better with your wall. I found with the amount of bird cases I have and the changing around of the bird taxidermy cases it wasn’t as quick and easy to change the taxidermy cases around so long as you leave a little pile of books in a corner changing your taxidermy display takes just a few moments.
I hope you found this of interest even if you’re not a taxidermist he may find it suitable for other projects.
Now just need a batter system for my workshop tools.