A stand-off is a piece of decorative hardware designed to hold a signs, architectural panels, glass panels, banners, photographs, artwork and other materials a predetermined distance away from the surface upon which they are mounted. They can work vertically, horizontally, upside down or face up as needed. They are available in a variety widths and lengths. These attach to the wall with a standard wall-anchor (not included). After the sign is in place, simply tighten the thumb screw brushed aluminum to secure the sign in place. Brushed aluminum finish, includes a plastic washer to prevent damage from over-tightening.