Inside Picture Framing #5: Spacing around frame components

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Blog entry by kewald posted 12-03-2008 07:31 PM 1301 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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All parts of the frame package (backing board, mounting board, mats, art, glazing) need to be spaced away from the edge of the frame so that natural expansion/contraction of each part does not cause bowing or cracking. In general, there should be 1/16” space on each side and 1/8” space at the top, more for large frames.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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