Help with photo covering, please

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Andrew posted 02-09-2010 03:29 PM 1047 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Andrew's profile


709 posts in 3370 days

02-09-2010 03:29 PM

A freind wants me to build a picture frame for a photo here Dad took. She said it originally had something soft over it not glass or plexi. I have no idea what it could be, but would like to find out.
So the question is…. What can I use in the frame to protect the photo that is not glass or plexiglass?
Thank You.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

4 replies so far

View SnowyRiver's profile


51457 posts in 3652 days

#1 posted 02-09-2010 04:54 PM

You should be able to use an acid free mat. If the photo is behind the mat, the photo wont touch the glass.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View davidpettinger's profile


661 posts in 3372 days

#2 posted 02-09-2010 05:38 PM

There are several frames now that are using a clear Mylar. However, I am not sure if it is compatible with photo chemicals. I have seen it used with Litho prints but not photo’s. You may have to do some checking. Also, Mylar offers no UV protection either.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

View a1Jim's profile


117270 posts in 3749 days

#3 posted 02-09-2010 06:58 PM

probably Mylar like Union label said

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View fredf's profile


495 posts in 3882 days

#4 posted 02-10-2010 01:31 AM

could it have been anti-glare glass? that gives a “soft” effect

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics