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Picture Framing : How to finish the back of a picture frame

This how to guide shows how you seal and finish the back of a picture or photo frame prior to hanging or selling. The purpose of finishing the back of a frame is to – Seal it to prevent dust, … Continue reading

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Picture Framing : A Picture Cord Knot

A commonly asked question is what picture cord knot works best for hanging a picture frame? To answer this we first have to ask what are the desirable features of a picture cord knot? The following are some desirable features … Continue reading

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Picture frame glass cleaning explored

I recently had the opportunity to confront head on an issue that had become apparent while cleaning some ageing 2mm float glass. It made me explore the possibilities as well as finding a solution! The problem : the 2mm float … Continue reading

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A 3D Box Frame for Framing a Sports Shirt

Project summary : An autographed sports shirt requires to be mounted and framed in a narrow black shallow rebate moulding. (Many frames for sports shirts are constructed with deep rebate mouldings, limiting choice). Method : Prepare the shirt, iron it … Continue reading

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Offset Clamps for Framing Stretched Canvas Prints

Stretched canvas prints can be easily fitted into a picture frame. Several methods are available, but one of the easiest is probably the use of offset clamps. These are little metal steps that come in varying step sizes of 3.2mm, … Continue reading

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Picture Hanging Cord or Picture Hanging Wire?

Picture Hanging Cord or Picture Hanging Wire? That is the question. A lot of people assume that picture hanging wire is stronger than picture hanging cord. This can be a false assumption. Many polyester low stretch quality picture cords can … Continue reading

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D-Rings for Picture Frame Hanging

A D-Ring is a piece of picture frame hanging hardware and is used to attach to either side of a picture frame to tie picture hanging cord or wire to in order to hang the picture. D-Rings come in a … Continue reading

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Picture Framing Screw Sizes

Ever wondered what size a number ‘4’ screw is and whether you’d be better with a number ‘3’ ? well here’s a table of screw widths (thread widths) commonly used in picture framing – No. ‘1’ = 2.0mm diameter No. … Continue reading

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