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Displaying Corner Samples

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Rick, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Rick

    Rick Grumbler

    Hi Folks,

    I would like to know if there are Artistic/cool/clean cut/always straight/always in order ways of displaying your corner samples ?

    Carpet + velcro is sooooo 1970's if not earlier fashion.

    I want to redo mines and want something neat, clean cut, OCD type straight !

    Please respond with your pictures.

    Greatly appreciated

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  2. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

  3. Rick

    Rick Grumbler

    Thank you. BUT
    I am looking for specific system like this

    the problem is they are in Italy.
  4. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    C5D7560C-A69C-4401-99D4-9F2317F697B2.jpeg If you start using any other system, you will have to change all your samples with a new attachment system. Plus hoping that that system will not scratch your customers art by accident when you design.

    This is part of my wall, not all that boring
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  5. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I just watched the video, it would be fairly simple to make something like that. Personally, I don’t like the spaces in between. It is predetermined how you can hang the samples. I wouldn’t like that. I change my walls frequently. Sometimes I have rows that hang diagonally. I also don’t always hang them straight in one line, sometimes I offset them slightly from a grouping.
    Because my veltec fabric is bright red, it is a statement in itself. Customers always comment on it how much they like it because it is different.
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  6. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

  7. alacrity8

    alacrity8 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Using pegs like in the video will reduce the amount of samples you can hang by about 25%.
    An older track system with pegs used to be common, but the pegs would fall out when you pulled a corner off of the wall.

    Personally I love the Rug and Velcro combo. There are many different colors of rug that can be used to freshen your look.
    I have used a Plumb Bob with Velcro on the end to re-straighten my walls.

    A frame shop in the town over has wood strips going vertically every 10 or so inches between the samples. This keeps a fairly straight line.

    I have an eventual plan to rebuild my front counter with flat files for some of the less commonly used samples.

  8. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Here is ours:


    It's tucked away on side wall, occupying a space of about four by fifteen feet, by eight feet high. It's behind our CMC, (which sits at an angle, rising almost six feet high), so is screened by that. I did make a show wall, a few years ago, for some eye-catching favorites. It's about six by eight, and we call it the candy wall.
  9. Rick

    Rick Grumbler

    That is what I have right now and trying to get rid of it, its been 8 years already, I like that I can store a lot but the visibility of them is not attractive and attracing a lot of interest.
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  10. Rick

    Rick Grumbler

    how would you make them please ? I can cut the plastic pieces from 90 degree aluminum but with no pins ? the peg wall boards can be made easily and with a bit of less distant between the samples since I did not like the empty space between them and the showing holes either.
  11. Rick

    Rick Grumbler

    what is a "flat files" ?
  12. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    It sounds like you want absolute symmetry and visual tidiness, with the samples held in perfect parallel. Have you contacted that Italian manufacturer to see if they have a US dealer? Could be, they've already sold the system to shops here.

    If not, as Ylva said, it shouldn't be too tricky to make one.
  13. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer


    Attached Files:

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  14. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Instead of those pins, you could probably fabricate something with small dowels that fit into the holes.
    Personally, the loss of space to hang samples would be a big negative for me. There is no avoiding seeing some of the holes and I don’t care for that either. It simply isn’t flexible enough. I also don’t see how this would be neater. Sure, no crooked lines, but because of different moulding widths, you would have uneven spaces between the samples.

    On my walls, I separated my panels with white strips. It serves as a guideline to keep them more or less straight in rows.
    However, it is not all that important to me to have it perfectly straight.
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  15. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    One of the neatest systems I saw was used by Antons (suppliers) in Perth.

    They had a display board made of white colourbond steel with a fancy frame around it ( of course) and the samples were stuck on with strips of the magnetic backing plastic used to make fridge magnets. No scratching, drilling or fluffed up carpet and it was very easy to rearrange the samples.
  16. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I'm curious about the circles on the ceiling, Ylva.
    Very interesting. I like them, kind of like clouds..
    What's the story about them?....:D
  17. scottk

    scottk CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    2011_02GrandHillGallery3LR_crop.jpg This is Grand Hill Gallery in Saint Paul. Stainless steel walls with magnets.

    Attached Files:

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  18. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    They are 8ply matboard, painted glossy paint!

    I have popcorn ceilings. Unfortunately, previous owners of our building had water damage. That was fixed, but it shows on the ceiling. Option was either scrape it all, quite messy, try to patch it more, which will never look great, or be creative.

    It is not across the whole ceiling, which makes it very playful and customers always comment on how creative and great it looks. It is different.
    I still have a few more to do, some time in the future!
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