WetCanvas
Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Channels:
Search for:
in:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > Explore Subjects > Plein Air
User Name
Password
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Reply  
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-11-2018, 03:11 PM
Dcam's Avatar
Dcam Dcam is online now
A WC! Legend
NorthWest NJ.
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,675
 
Hails from United States
stronger panels X

If you cradle panels, you know that even cradle boards can warp.
Here is what I like to do:


I use "Hobby Boards" instead of the big one by twos. They are thinner and come in pine, poplar, and oak, at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. I like poplar.


Cut your boards to size of panel, glue and clamp. Wait a few hours.





also, purchase some aluminum angles......again; home depot, lowes, cheap. Cut them to size with hack saw.....easy. Cut half way thru then bend til' they break.





Now, place the cut aluminum on the inside of the cradle boards flush.
Use self drilling metal screws (the little ones) to secure the angles.





Stronger and lighter.


Cheers, Derek
__________________
Website: www.artderek.com
DEMONSTRATIONS:http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1363787
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1343600
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1431363


Quick Reply
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2018, 06:11 PM
macrobertson's Avatar
macrobertson macrobertson is online now
Moderator
Hawkesbury, west of Sydney
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 15,606
 
Hails from Australia
Re: stronger panels X

Derek I haven't painted on panels but I may some time... what is the purpose of the aluminum angles?

Mac
__________________
Website
Blog
Life Drawing Blog
Reply With Quote
  #3   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-12-2018, 10:43 PM
Dcam's Avatar
Dcam Dcam is online now
A WC! Legend
NorthWest NJ.
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,675
 
Hails from United States
Re: stronger panels X

Hi Mac......been a while.
My first sentence in the thread about warping.

This has probably been received better in the oils forum and the framing forum.

Happy Painting Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #4   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-13-2018, 07:33 AM
kentiessen kentiessen is offline
Moderator
Peoria, Illinois
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,652
 
Hails from United States
Re: stronger panels X

Thanks for the process Derek! Poplar is light, clear, and easy to work with, and the aluminum braces are a good addition to larger panels. A simple lap joint would strengthen the corners and be easy to make. What is your recommended material for the panel itself?
__________________
Ken Tiessen

www.KenTiessenArt.com
Comments or Critiques welcomed...always!
Reply With Quote
  #5   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-13-2018, 09:08 AM
Dcam's Avatar
Dcam Dcam is online now
A WC! Legend
NorthWest NJ.
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,675
 
Hails from United States
Re: stronger panels X

Hi Ken.
I like hardboard, birch, and a new product from Lowe's: Revolution Ply.
It is a poplar, thin plywood and actually pre- primed with acrylic on one side.....cheap and light. I use it for smaller pieces.
I like to seal both sides of my panels.

Google Revolution Ply Lowe's.
https://www.lowes.com/pd/RevolutionP...4-x-8/50121135



$14.98 for a 4 by 8 sheet and very lightweight.

Last edited by Dcam : 07-13-2018 at 09:24 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-13-2018, 12:41 PM
kentiessen kentiessen is offline
Moderator
Peoria, Illinois
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,652
 
Hails from United States
Re: stronger panels X

Thanks- Yes, I’ve seen that product- it seems that it would be very stable. Birch is just nice stuff too-
__________________
Ken Tiessen

www.KenTiessenArt.com
Comments or Critiques welcomed...always!
Reply With Quote
  #7   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-15-2018, 02:47 PM
Donna T's Avatar
Donna T Donna T is offline
WC! Guide
New York
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 13,522
 
Hails from United States
Re: stronger panels X

Thanks for this, Derek! I am saving it for when I get brave enough to try painting on panels. I didn't know that cradle boards can warp and that must be devastating if there's a good painting on them!
__________________
Donna
C&C Always Welcome
Donna Timm Fine Art Pastels
Reply With Quote
  #8   Report Bad Post  
Old 07-15-2018, 07:32 PM
Dcam's Avatar
Dcam Dcam is online now
A WC! Legend
NorthWest NJ.
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 19,675
 
Hails from United States
Re: stronger panels X

Hi there Donna: Yes, it has happened to me. The ultimate thing is to frame your work as soon as possible.
Happy painting my friend.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:35 PM.


© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.