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Double sided frame with an easel back???

Discussion in 'Picture Frame Design' started by Dave, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I had a customer with an old (1905) oval photo of her grandmother that she wanted framed to best preservation, visible from both sides and with an easel back so she could stand it on an end table. She did not want to use a free standing easel.

    I thought I'd share my solution with others. Actually turned out to be quite simple. Overall size of piece is 5.5" x 7.5".

    Two solid core reverse bevel oval mats suspend the oval photo between two pieces of museum glass. The front frame is Bella Tiny Gold with Umber Diamonds #520196. The entire package is held together with a discontinued Ferossa Roma fillet wood glued to the back with it's edge stained. The easel is composed of a bent rod U shape with black shrink tubing inserted in two drilled holes on the bottom of the frame.

    Customer was thrilled with the outcome. $ 270.00 + tax job.




    GUMBY GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    great inexpensive solution
  3. Gilder

    Gilder MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Wonderful, I need to remember it.
  4. wpfay

    wpfay Angry Badger

    I've done something similar using stainless bicycle spokes from the shop next door. Bend them to fit and put a shrink tube on them for a little traction.
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  5. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I remembered reading that, Wally... that's what gave me the idea!

  6. John Ranes II CPF GCF

    John Ranes II CPF GCF SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Nice job, Dave!
  7. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Also a great use of museum glass offcuts.

    Nice work.
  8. sandlot

    sandlot Grumbler

    Nice job...a shot of the side(s) would have been nice.
  9. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God


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  10. sandlot

    sandlot Grumbler

    I have done a few back-to-back - 2 sided frames and always feel compelled to fill and refinish the sides...or apply a veneer. Next time I am gonna do like you did this one. Looks good.

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