Looking for Plastic shadow box molding.

Rick Colunga

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I'm looking for some advice on where I can get some plastic (Styrene) shadow box molding. I forgot the techie name for the plastic molding. You know what I'm talking about. Anyway, anyone with some leads please chime in. Thanks.
 

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Rick, I checked out the polystyrene mouldings from Korea last fall in Atlanta, and I don't remember anything like a shadowbox. Even with the addition of wood fiber to the polystyrene the mouldings are still fairly flexible. That works OK on wide and flat, not so well on tall and skinny.
How deep does it need to be. Delta has some profiles with a fairly deep rabbet (3/4-1"), but they are also 2" wide.
 

Framerguy

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Rick,

Probably an obvious answer but why plastic shadowbox moulding??

Why not simply build a wood shadowbox?

Framerguy
 

peggy

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Would anyone know where I can purchase acrylic screws for repair of a custom made acrylic frame? I am in the Chicago area. Screw sizes are
1/4 & 1/8... It is actually two separate pieces...The screw itself, and a flat head "cap" that can be tighened onto the main screw once it is in position...?
 

Rick Colunga

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Thanks for the tips guys. I'm working on a project with no glass and trying to keep the moulding cost as low as possible. Wieght is not an issue so I figured I could go with plastic, maybe. I'll post the finish product when I pull it off. Thanks for the help, everyone.
 

Uncle Eli

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Wall Moulding in Texas has A few Polystyrene Shadowbox mouldings The two samples I have on my wall are # 1039, and # 1042, I belive they have others. Chop cost is $2.03, and length is $1.32
their # is 1.800.880.9315
 

Jim Miller

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Rick:

You can make a stacked shadowbox frame by placing a wide moulding on edge, the rabbet of which would then be on the top or bottom. Attach a small-dimension moulding to its top. One of the illustrations in a recent PFM article shows this configuration for the Slider design.

If you do this with extruded polystyrene mouldings, the cost can be quite affordable, even after you factor in the added labor for stacking.
 
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