Off Square Carpet


CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
May 27, 2005
Whistler, BC
Any clever ideas how I can possibly tackle this monster? 59 x 59 inches on the shorter side and 60 3/4 x 61 3/4 inches on the deformed side? This particular middle eastern carpet has a 1" border on the sides. Customer wants a 4" mat ( including 3/4" filet) to go with that.
float it.. allow about 1-1/2" all around then the fillet, and then a shallow scoop liner which will give you the shadow depth you will need to keep the glazing away from the carpet.

Wrap the liner with the same fabric at the mount and the eye will blend the crooked square.
Customer brought this in partially stapled to plywood. The total dimensional discrepancy is about 2 5/8 inches.

Of course remove the staples and get it off that plywood (but you knew that!) Then build a strainer, cover it with screening or acid-free foamboard or coroplast and stitch it into place. Hang the piece so that the wider end is down. If it doesn't work that way, make the bottom parallel to the frame. This seems to disturb the eye less...
Thanks guys, you were a real help!
I made the scoop liner deeper to lessen the crooked effect...