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Deep Canvas Mouldings

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by Trish, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Trish

    Trish Grumbler in Training

    I'm new to framing canvas art. I have several large 40 x 30 canvas that the customer wants a wide 4" moulding. The stretcher bar depth is 1.5" and they want they don't want it to sit off the wall. I did use a 1 deep dark frame and then black dust cover. I'm looking for a vendor that may carry 4' wide with a rabbet depth closer to 1.5'. Omega and International carry 1-1/8 deep but not quite the color clients want.

    Any recommendations on additional vendors. I also use 2 vendors in Maryland and Studio Moulding but no luck there either.

    Thanks for any suggestions
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  2. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    We can do something custom, but that is a huge piece of wood and it will be quite expensive. And heavy. And if the moulding is not absolutely dead straight it will be near impossible to get tight joints.
  3. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    That sounds like a stretcher bar which was intended to be used for gallery wrapped canvases rather than for framing. Rather than hunt around for deep rebate frames it may be easier to re-stretch the canvases onto thinner strainers.
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  4. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    If you go to the LJ website and search mouldings with width 3 1/16 + and rabbet 1 1/16 - 1 1/2 filters, You'll see some options. 1/4 to 3/8 sticking out the back would be virtually invisible on a 4 inch moulding.
  5. Trish

    Trish Grumbler in Training

    thank you
  6. Trish

    Trish Grumbler in Training

    thank you, I had not looked at LJ - storefront opening in april so they would service me yet. But I have a friend that can order for me.
  7. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    When it comes to these deep canvases in standard-type frames your options are very limited.
    Sometimes you can fix another moulding to the back of the frame to fill the gap somewhat but it
    is a lot more trouble and expense.

    I would reiterate the re-stretching option. :D

    I've had these in a small size (12x10"ish) where people wanted a deep scoop and a liner. The resultant
    framed picture looks slightly ridiculous.

    I'll be glad when box canvases go out of fashion. :rolleyes:
  8. Trish

    Trish Grumbler in Training

    thanks - yeah its kind of crazy to me they want a wide frame around 4" on this and not a floater frame. I do have a few options in 1-1/8 rabbet but its going to be heavy since it so large. appreciate everyones feedback!!!
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