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Forum topic by DonJ posted 04-29-2011 11:18 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DonJ

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04-29-2011 11:18 PM

I purchased a canvas painting and thought I would get some cost estimates to have it put on a streacher. The estimates were way too high, so I built a streatcher today and have found a good tutorial on stretching the canvas. My question is, as I decide how to make a frame for it, should the frame cover all of the stretcher so it can’t be seen from the side? My stretcher is a little less than 1 1/4” thick, so it will require a pretty deep picture frame. Thanks for the help, as always.

Don

-- Don, San Antonio, TX


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#1 posted 04-29-2011 11:33 PM

When I worked as a frame maker the pictures only sat 1/4” into the frame. That depth is pretty standard in the frame business.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 04-30-2011 01:22 AM

Roper,

I was thinking more about the thickness of the frame, not the lip that overhangs the picture itself.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 04:30 AM

Yes; I once had a finished painting stretched andit is fine. I assume this will be okay as well.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 06:46 AM

Hi Don, I did a blog showing cross sections of frames that I built, it may give you some food for thought.
http://lumberjocks.com/devann/blog/22585 in it I mention another LJ that goes by spunwood you might look at his too

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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