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Old 03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
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Hardwood Panels in Floater Frames

How would I frame a hardwood panel painting in a floater frame?

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Old 03-21-2010, 10:23 PM
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Re: Hardwood Panels in Floater Frames

If you are looking for something ready-made, Blick makes a floater frame.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-floater-frames/
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:42 AM
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Re: Hardwood Panels in Floater Frames

Let me rephrase my question: how do you attach a hardwood panel painting into a floater frame so that it floats the same way as a stretched canvas would? Is it possible to do this?

Also, if I place my panel into a floater frame, it sinks back in, which is not a bad look; but even if I wanted to do it that way, I have no idea how to attach the panel to the frame.

However, I would rather get it to float closer to the surface where it would be even with the frame edges, if at all possible.

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Re: Hardwood Panels in Floater Frames

Floaters are usually done by connecting the frame backing to the panel with a screw. Either your panel has to be thick enough to take a screw (rarely the case), or you have to glue a strip of wood (a strainer) to the back of the panel. To get the panel surface to be flush with the frame surface, you simply have to measure and use strainers of a specific depth.

This diagram is from http://www.barronarts.com/floater-fr... Arts website:

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Old 03-22-2010, 01:34 PM
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Re: Hardwood Panels in Floater Frames

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Floaters are usually done by connecting the frame backing to the panel with a screw. Either your panel has to be thick enough to take a screw (rarely the case), or you have to glue a strip of wood (a strainer) to the back of the panel. To get the panel surface to be flush with the frame surface, you simply have to measure and use strainers of a specific depth.

This diagram is from http://www.barronarts.com/floater-frames.html]The Barron Arts website:


Thanks, Jeff. That's the information I needed.

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