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victoryss364

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08-18-2016 01:40 PM

Does anyone know where I can buy precut glass and backing for picture frames? I found a site a few weeks ago that had decent prices on bulk glass and backing but can’t find now. Thanks


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#1 posted 08-18-2016 01:52 PM

Go to your local hardware store & have them cut it. Its cheaper.

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#2 posted 08-18-2016 07:20 PM

I buy from this place

http://www.framingsupplies.com/

Never had a problem.

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isotope

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#3 posted 08-18-2016 08:57 PM

Another place to look:

www.framedestination.com

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#4 posted 08-18-2016 09:11 PM

What kind of quantity are you looking at getting? I make the frames for my scroll saw portraits and just buy sheet glass at the BORG and cut them myself. I don’t crank them out by the dozens though, so two or three sheets will last me a while. I do mostly 8×10 portraits, so a 16×20” sheet (about $5) is enough for four frames, and it’s pretty thin stuff, so really easy to cut.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I’m not real comfortable having sheet glass shipped either!

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#5 posted 08-19-2016 06:25 PM

If you treasure the pictures you’ll want to use something they call “conservation glass”. It helps block the UV rays that lead to fading I guess. I have a lot of wild-life art prints here and wish I had known about that option when I acquired them. If you have a place that specializes in wild-life art they’ll be able to direct you to the proper place.

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#6 posted 08-19-2016 06:38 PM

There is glass made just for framed pictures, low glare, UV blocking, etc.
Probably can’t find it at a HW store, but I imagine a framing shop would carry it, maybe even a glass shop.

My wife does glass fusing and orders sheets all the time. The add on shipping charges are kinda scary for all the extra protection, we still get broken stuff on occasion, but it is an option.

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victoryss364

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#7 posted 08-19-2016 11:11 PM

Thanks for the replies. I’m going to be sending out close to 100 frames in the next few months so it would be nice to get the glass pre cut. I think the www.framingsupplies.com site was the one I found before. I’ll give them a try.

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#8 posted 08-19-2016 11:15 PM

Might see if you have a Michaels Crafts or Hobby Lobby near you. For 100 pieces, they’d probably give you a better price.

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#9 posted 08-19-2016 11:36 PM



Thanks for the replies. I m going to be sending out close to 100 frames in the next few months so it would be nice to get the glass pre cut. I think the www.framingsupplies.com site was the one I found before. I ll give them a try.

- victoryss364

Glass is pretty much a commodity I think and I think a “local” pro will be able to give you a decent price and you don’t have to worry about breakage. I’ve played with glass before and can do it but my “collateral damage” rate made it a break-even proposition. Matting is a different matter…that in itself is an art but easily learned I think. Pros will cut at a bevel and use 2 or more layers of contrasting colors to create the illusion of depth. With matting behind the picture, the “backing” is usually nothing other than thin brown paper. If you don’t intend to do the “matting”, then I guess a stiff poster board would work.

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victoryss364

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#10 posted 08-19-2016 11:41 PM

All I really need is glass and a cheap backing. If the buyer wants matting that’s on them I just want to be able to sell the frames and feel like it would be nice to have glass in them when I do. I’ve already sold several with no glass but it seemed incomplete and I’d rather give something they can use right away.

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#11 posted 08-20-2016 12:09 AM

What size glass do you need?

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#12 posted 08-20-2016 01:41 AM



What kind of quantity are you looking at getting? I make the frames for my scroll saw portraits and just buy sheet glass at the BORG and cut them myself. I don t crank them out by the dozens though, so two or three sheets will last me a while. I do mostly 8×10 portraits, so a 16×20” sheet (about $5) is enough for four frames, and it s pretty thin stuff, so really easy to cut.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: I m not real comfortable having sheet glass shipped either!

- MrUnix

Same for me, bought a fancy glass cutter years ago and learned how to cut without cutting me and never looked back!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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