Monday, October 29, 2018

Centering Picture in Floater Frame

One of the most difficult aspects of floater framing, is centering the canvas stretched photo within the floater frame. This is because there is an arbitrary gap between the photo and frame. I tried several approaches until the current method shown in the figure below. I purchased 1/2" square dowl rods and inserted them in the spaces on all sides of the photo. This is done with the photo facing downward so the the screws can be inserted while the rods are in place. The rods slip out easily when finished.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Improved Frame

I was able to improve my process on my second self-made frame. On my first one I didn’t get the corners cut accurately enough and the mechanical fastening wasn’t done well. I decided to forget the corner joining device in favor of my power stapler. That worked REALLY well. The fast placement of the fasteners kept the frame from moving during stapling. Below is Pointe-du-Hoc in Normandy, France.