If you watch the History Channel at all you’re going to run across things like the Lumb-R Grip hanger. Basically, you slide it over some exposed timber, give it a quick yank, and it grips the timber in two places. The system claims each hook can carry a 200 lb load. Street pricing is about $5 a pair.
We don’t doubt that the hook will hold once installed or that it’ll carry a heavy payload. Our question is, why would you do that when there are much better and cheaper ways to mount hangers on your wall that hold more weight?
What do you think? Are we just too old and stodgy? Is this the next revolution in storage? Let us know in comments.