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    Occasionally I get a canvas in for re-framing that was originally not framed but trimmed out with thin wood strips (say, 3/16" thick by 1-1/2" wide). I now have a couple of jobs that would best be approached that way... does anybody have a source for these strips? Know what I'm talking about?
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Any lumber yard, or rip some on a table saw.

    Ask for furring strips at a lumber yard. (Home Desperate probably has some.)
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    If you want beautiful strips, Vermont Hardwoods can make them for you in a variety of widths, woods and finishes.
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    As Cliff said, any mill shop or lumber yard can produce them. If they run the lath in cherry and maple, you will have some attrative framing to use.



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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Yeah, I know about the lumberyard route, and I could probably rip them on my tablesaw myself if I have to. I just remembered seeing something like this as a stock item from some supplier (not Vermont Hardwoods)

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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Can't be much help re. suppliers, but there are deep mouldings that have complimentary spacers that are very like the size you describe.

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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    You should be able to find it with the trim moulding at Lowe's or Home Depot
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Ask for wood lath or screen stock, depending on the thickness you want

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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    I've purchased a variety of strips from National Balsa - their name belies their product range! They have a wide range of woods (mahogany, cherry, Basswood, etc) in an equally wide range of sizes. Excellent customer service too!

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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Quote Originally Posted by wvframer View Post
    You should be able to find it with the trim moulding at Lowe's or Home Depot
    We have a new Menard's nearby, and I have found their lumber to be more consistently good quality than Lowes or HD. The store is very well organized too.
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