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Forum topic by Walt33 posted 11-07-2009 07:11 PM 1019 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2009 07:11 PM

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Hello all,

I am doing some research for the next projects which will be picture frames that will be given as Christmas gifts. Can anyone give any recommendations on the best/cheapest place to go to find picture frame supplies, such as glass, backing or clamps to hold the backing? Thanks in advance for any help.

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#1 posted 11-07-2009 07:33 PM or this website

They cover a lot of supplies and you should be able to find what you need. My wife does a lot of framing and uses both of these places. I just supply the wood.

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 09:44 PM

Glass is usually cheapest at a local glass shop and they cut custom sizes at no extra cost. If you have a “Michaels” or a “Hobby Lobby” near by they carry a bunch of matts and backing material. I often buy my matts at a local gallery. Buy a whole sheet and cut out what you need.

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#3 posted 11-08-2009 12:16 AM

Buy glass locally.

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#4 posted 11-08-2009 04:30 AM

Frameco has a nice website with some useful articles and information.


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