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Forum topic by JeanValjean posted 05-06-2013 11:01 AM 811 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2013 11:01 AM

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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#1 posted 05-06-2013 11:07 AM

Maybe a shadow box style?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 11:26 AM

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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#3 posted 05-06-2013 07:30 PM

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,

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