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Frames

There are hundreds of different frame mouldings available. Aside from the obvious differences of wood and metal mouldings, there are many colors, shapes, sizes, finishes, widths, depths, and profiles to choose from. The most important thing to remember is to select a frame that is large enough to support the weight of the art. (Plexi glass can be used to minimize the weight if a slightly smaller frame width is desired.) There are mouldings to compliment any style of décor, and can sometimes be stacked or used with a fillet for more dramatic effects.
  • Metal frames - Once thought to be the cheaper alternative to wood frames, the prices of metal mouldings are now quite comparable to wood. Metal frames are 100% acid-free and will not deteriorate. There are more profiles and finishes available in metal than ever before, however, on oversize pieces metal frames are not recommended due to the flexing and twisting caused by the weight and size. Metal frames also have a limited depth that must be considered when pairing with thick art.
  • Wood frames - Wood is the most common type of moulding used in conservation framing, primarily due to the endless variations, combinations, and options. Wood mouldings offer everything from ornate water gilded Italian finishes of precious metals, to fun, funky colors and designs. There are many different widths & depths in wood mouldings to accommodate a range of things such as, original art, photos, clothing, canvas, jewelry, medals, documents, and just about anything else you can imagine. Wood frames also have the ability to be stacked together, used with fillets (smaller piece of moulding that can be fitted onto the inside of the frame or mat), and cut into endless varieties of sizes. The color, style, and finish of a particular moulding should always be considered when using it to compliment a piece of artwork. For example, a mahogany or walnut wood finish may compliment an office; an ornate gold frame may fit a traditional home; and a thick, flat black frame may be prefect for a contemporary studio.
There are a few types of frames that are discouraged in conservation framing. Mouldings made from plastic, plaster, and compressed particle (sawdust) board are not recommended. Although usually less expensive, they deconstruct easily, do not support heavy weight, will not last over time, and cannot be repaired once broken, nor can they be cut down to a smaller size.

The number one thing to remember in conservation framing-
you get what you pay for!!!



 
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