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How to make a floating frame for an art canvas?

Nat
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How to make a floating frame for an art canvas?

Hello Bunnings Workshop community. 

Would anyone have instructions on how to make a floating frame for a 30 cm x 40 cm art canvas (as per image)?

@Bunnings which moulding do you stock to suit this type of frame and do you offer cutting service in store? 

Thank You. FLOATING FRAME.JPG

StevieB
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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FLOATING FRAME FOR A 30 CM X 40 CM ART CANVAS?

Fantastic to see you making your first post @Nat.

 

Our resident D.I.Y. expert @EricL will be happy to help get you started on this project when he's back on the site on Friday. Let me also tag @JoeAzza, @Brad and @prettyliving to see if they can offer any suggestions.

 

We do offer a timber cutting service and you can learn more about it here: Does Bunnings cut wood to size?

 

Are you framing your own art piece?

 

Stevie

 

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Nat
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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FLOATING FRAME FOR A 30 CM X 40 CM ART CANVAS?

Hi Stevie, 

Thank you for your time in replying. I look forward to hearing from EricL on the project.

 

Yes I am framing my own art pieces. 

 

With Gratitude

Nat

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JoeAzza
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Re: How to make a floating frame for an art canvas?

 

Hi @Nat.

I found this timber on the Bunnings website, it might suit your picture, which depends on the thickness of your picture. I'm not sure if Bunnings will cut mitres for you, if not you will need to cut them using a mitre saw or a mitre box and a fine tooth hand saw. @EricL  should be able to advise if Bunnings can cut mitre's for customers.

 

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Mitre Box

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Nat
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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FLOATING FRAME FOR A 30 CM X 40 CM ART CANVAS?

@JoeAzza THANK YOU for your great suggestions.  The moulding I think will be suitable and that mitre tool is just what is needed to cut moulding on an angle. Will head down to a Bunnings store soon to check it out.  Wishing you a great day.

 

With Gratitude

Nat

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EricL
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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FLOATING FRAME FOR A 30 CM X 40 CM ART CANVAS?

Hello @Nat

 

It's great that you've received fantastic advice from @JoeAzza. I totally agree with his recommendation, the timber picture frame molding will save you time and effort. To protect your new frame I recommend using Cabot's 250ml Clear Water Based Cabothane Interior Varnish Gloss. this will protect the timber from fading and serve as a barrier against moisture.

 

Here is a handy step-by-step guide: How to make a D.I.Y. picture frame

 

By leaving a gap between your picture and the frame you are about to build, you can create that floating frame effect that you're after. We would love to follow your progress as you build this frame. Any photos or updates you can provide while you build would be much appreciated. 

 

Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing your floating frame once it's complete.

 

Eric

 

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Nat
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Re: HOW TO MAKE A FLOATING FRAME FOR A 30 CM X 40 CM ART CANVAS?

Thank you Eric for the information.

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