I have 3×8 Brazilian Cherry timbers cut with tongue and groove that stack on top of each other to make a very large wooden piece of art to hang on my wall. I have all of the pieces glued to each other and 2 solid pieces of threaded rod running from top to bottom on each side right through the middle. (What a pain to put those in)
My question is now that I want to hang it on the wall, what is the best way of doing that without having and mounting hardware showing and wanting to keep it as close to the wall as possible? The whole piece weighs roughly 250 lbs and I can have no risk of it falling as it will potentially hurt or kill someone.
I was thinking maybe running 2×6 across the back cut in half at a 45 degree with match boards on the wall… my only concern is that it would be pretty far off the wall at that point. Maybe 1×6 would be better… Just not sure how many boards I would need to hold the weight and what would be the best fasteners to use to screw into the wood?
Keep in mind this wood is Jatoba.. about twice as hard as Oak.