Mounting a paperback book in a shadow box frame?
May 25, 2006 9:37 AM Subscribe
How can I mount a paperback book in a shadow box frame so that the book doesn't sag?
posted by de void to home & garden (17 answers total)
I've got a large paperback book that I'd like to mount in a shadow box type picture frame. The shadow box is slightly bigger than the book with ~ 5/8" border between the frame inside edges and the book outside edges all the way around. The frame is deep enough that the front of the book does not touch the front of the glass if it is set on the frame back.
I don't want any matting as I'd like the spine of the book to be visible. I'd also prefer to avoid doing anything permanent to the book that would preclude removing it from the frame sometime in the future and reading it (like gluing the pages together). However, it's more important to me to have the book hanging on the wall than to preserve its readibility. It's not a rare book so the value is not a concern.