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Forum topic by JeanValjean posted 451 days ago 440 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JeanValjean

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451 days ago

My beautiful daughter graduated from college Saturday with high honors.
I want to frame her diiploma, buit somehow I want to incorporate her honors cords but do it in a way that keeps them behind glass so that they stay nice and clean and bright.

Making a frame isn’t the problem….it is how to “float” the diploma in the glass panels that has me scratching my head…..

I am trusting the collabrative genius of you guys and gals for a little help…..

-- Semper Fi


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 451 days ago

Maybe a shadow box style?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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kdc68

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#2 posted 451 days ago

Incorporate a piece of matting. Any frame shop will cut matting for you. Comes in a boat load of colors, and/or as another option, they could double mat it in two colors. Matting will keep the diploma from contacting the glass. While at the frame shop, pick up a piece of acid free backer board.

Below are some generic examples of double, single matting, and below that more elaborate ideas

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Puzzleman

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#3 posted 451 days ago

Just an idea. What about sandwiching the diploma between two pieces of glass? Attache the diploma to the rear glass and leave space behind for the cords behind. With a wood panel in the back they would be sealed in.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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