T-Nut Hanger Mounting in Display Case Instructions - sfDisplay.com

Many of our shadowbox display cabinets use easy-to-install hangers to display items such as guitars, rifles, swords, or wrestling belts. The T-nut mounted plate is very simple to install and gives you a lot of flexibility to place it in the position that works best for your unique item. 

Follow the instructions below, download the PDF instructions, or view similar videos on our YouTube channel for step-by-step instructions on installing T-nut mounted hangers.


  • Hanger(s)
  • Set(s) of T-nuts & screws

Step 1: Test fit the hanger.

Test fit hanger(s) with your item(s) to be displayed in place to find the most ideal location to mount in cabinet.

Step 2: Drill the holes for the T-nuts.

Mark the 2 holes for drilling. Use a 3/16” drill bit and create 2 holes for attaching the T-nuts. If you don’t have a drill, you can use a screw that is a bit bigger than 3/16” to help make the hole. The center of the T-nut will need to be able to go inside from the back.

Step 3: Insert the T-nuts.

From the back of the case, insert the T-Nuts with the prongs-side facing into the 2 holes as shown in the 1st photo below. Push the T-nut into the back panel as much as you can.

Step 4: Attach the hanger plate with screws.

Position the hanger plate from the inside to align with the 2 holes/T-nuts. Use the 2 black screws to attach hanger as shown in 2nd photo.

You will need to screw very tightly, as this will force the T-nut prongs to press into the back panel. A power screwdriver is best for this. The attached hanger should look like the 2nd photo from front, the 3rd photo from the back.

Step 5: Hang your items and enjoy!

Test fit the hanger with item(s) again. You can then mount the display case to the wall and enjoy.


Click here for printable PDF instructions. 


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