Framing Oriental Carpet

MacGyver

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I have a 72" x 48" oriental carpet which I plan to mount on fiberboard using stainless staples. The customer wants a 2 1/2" poly expander to go with a 3" gold gilded wood moulding. This particular expander has a 1/4" rebate making it difficult to keep the staples from showing underneath the glass. Any ideas on mounting carpets like this?
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Puppyraiser

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The easiest way to cover the staples would be to add a fillet to the 1/4" rebate so that it is now a 3/4" rebate. You could hide a BIG bunch of stuff under THAT!
 

MacGyver

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Thanks for that suggestion Ellen! I was thinking of adding that fillet but my customer might have a fit with the additional charge..
 

Puppyraiser

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Find a 'cheapie' one and include it. This is much less aggravation than trying to cover up the staples or work in too narrow a space. Maybe you can talk a sales rep into giving you a deal on something that they would like to get rid of, and maybe even he/she would bring it along when visiting next. PS: Never assume the customer will have a fit until the fit is apparent. Tell her that the design needs this extra element, and that you will even discount it a little for her... cause you are just such a nice guy.
 
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