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Old 04-23-2012, 12:01 PM
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Framing 2" deep cradled Gesso Board

I ordered an Ampersand Gesso board 30x40" with 2" thick cradling. It is for a commission and the client wants it framed. I am worried about finding a frame with a deep enough rabbet. I don't mind if the painting sticks out a little from the back, but 2 inches is a lot. I thought another possibility might be to take the board to a carpenter and have the cradle trimmed down to maybe an inch before I get started. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:22 PM
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Re: Framing 2" deep cradled Gesso Board

2" is pretty deep, but as a custom framer I have a number of mouldings that can accommodate that depth if you want the moulding to be flush with the back of the panel. If you are willing to have the panel protrude then there are any number of mouldings that will work.

Much depends on where the work will hang and the profile of the moulding. If it hangs in an alcove or some other environment where it is not viewed so much from the side then the painting can stick out the back more... an inch or so shouldn't be a problem. If it is in a hallway, then you need it fairly flush.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:06 PM
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Re: Framing 2" deep cradled Gesso Board

I've seen floater frames that will take 1 1/2" canvas. Would a floater work if you could find the size?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:37 PM
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Re: Framing 2" deep cradled Gesso Board

NRC- The painting is going to be in a very traditional setting, so a floater frame wouldn't be appropriate in my opinion. DaveMak- Thanks for your input, I think a moulding with at least a 1" deep rabbet will work.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:24 PM
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Re: Framing 2" deep cradled Gesso Board

I get my frames at AC Moore. On sale. I saw some there that could give you some ideas. But, also, custom millwork isn't that expensive. I have a nice spot down the street from me, and they have given me ideas about framing. I haven't used them, yet, but depending upon the look you're going for, a millwork place might be able to help you.
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