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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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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Fotiou has some nice 1/4 x 1 1/8 prefinished spacer strips

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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    When you use wood strips as spacers, do you just join them with glue at their corners?
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Just curious Jim...

    Are you talking about wood strips to attach to the edge of the stretched canvas to create kind of a budget faux float frame? (Maybe there's a more acceptable name for it that I don't know.)




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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    I once tried doing the faux floax frame treatment. It's more tricky than it might appear.
    This was a fav method years ago for art students and other cheapskates to display canvases in a slightly tidier fashion than just a bare canvas.
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Hey Jim, Presto 1665G, Gold top, walnut side. They used to have silver too, but no more.
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Z David View Post
    Just curious Jim...

    Are you talking about wood strips to attach to the edge of the stretched canvas to create kind of a budget faux float frame? (Maybe there's a more acceptable name for it that I don't know.)
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    That's exactly what I'm talking about. In this case, rather than canvas, the artist painted on sections of hollow-core doors.

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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda Tennis View Post
    Hey Jim, Presto 1665G, Gold top, walnut side. They used to have silver too, but no more.
    How do you best go about attaching this option to a canvas? I know the strips you just nail to the sides...

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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    I don't consider this framing. But artists do this to be cheap. They are lath strips available at any lumber yard. Usually they are just straight cut to size and pin wheeled around the painting and nailed to the stretch strips.
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    Default Re: Source for thin wood strips?

    Raphael's carries raw basswood strips in a wide variety of stock sizes up to 3/8" X 4" and can mill many other sizes in between. We also offer random length strips of several other hardwoods such as Maple, Beech, or Canarywood raw or finished for the sort of use you describe.

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