Universal Art Frame
by emmett, published
The advantages of this framing method include:
- Minimal weight
- Minimal cost
- High strength
- Ease of hanging and straightening
- Doesn't scratch wall
Recent Commentsview all
I believe the explanation had something to do with "it shouldn't look like your college dorm room". Though my sample size is not huge, every married guy I know has come across this requirement, so I'm lead to believe it's somewhat universal.
Liked Byview all
Give a Shout Out
Print four of the corners. Customize them if necessary to fit your thickness of sandwich or whatever else you might want. Get some thin, strong cord (mine is a little less than 1.5 mm in diameter and holds 100 lb). Place the art sandwich face down, put the four corners on and tie them together with the cord as shown in the pictures (make sure to view full size). Tie the two ends of the cord together with your favorite [rope bend](http://www.animatedknots.com/indextypebends.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=) (I use the Carrick bend). Leave plenty of slack; the picture will hang at the intersection of the crossed lines, so make sure that's far enough up to hang comfortably. I put the knot at the top of the picture so that the free ends can hang down without being visible.
Pull on the crossed lines to tighten the corners onto the art. You can pick it up now and press down on the corners of the glass to make sure the sandwich is seated all the way down in the corner pieces. Hang the art by guiding the slack, crossed lines onto a nail in your wall. If the picture is crooked, push it sideways. This will cause the cord to slide though the corners and adjust the length of the two crossed lines, which in turn adjusts the hanging angle. Note that the cord forms a barrier between the frame and the wall, which keeps the wall from getting scratched.
You must be logged in to post a comment.