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Frame with door to display a small book

I have a small book (about 12cm x 6cm) that I want to display - what kind of frame am I looking for? [more inside]
posted by StephenF on Jan 4, 2017 - 2 answers

Best way to frame a thin partition wall.

I'm planning a renovation in our century home. The plan only works if I can construct a partition (non load bearing) wall less than 3" thick total. I have an idea how to build this wall. Tell me if this design would work... [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Dec 20, 2016 - 24 answers

That Flea Market Art Frame

I don't know how else to describe it: you know that style of frame that you see on velvet paintings of unicorns, bad Bob-Ross-style art, and big-eyed-kid-ripoffs? I want to find that material. [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Nov 7, 2016 - 3 answers

Best way to frame enormous antique map?

I bought a very large (62"x24") map last week, but now I'm at a little bit of a loss for how to actually display it. Help me think of ways to put it on my wall without spending 50x as much on the frame as I did on the map. [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Jul 1, 2016 - 7 answers

Statistical framing of the engineering and extremism article

Reading this article on the blue got me thinking about conditional probabilities, prediction and causality. I came up with an analytical framing of what I think the article is saying and would be grateful if stats/social science Mefites could tell me if it seems accurate or else set me right. [more inside]
posted by mister_kaupungister on Mar 25, 2016 - 3 answers

Cheapest way to present A3 watercolours for exhibition

I need to be able to hang about 20 watercolour paintings that are mostly A3 size (297 x 420mm, or 11.7 x 16.5 in, with a couple of A2) very cheaply, but attractively. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Feb 29, 2016 - 8 answers

Decorative Framing for Laser-Cut Plywood

I've put together several of the do-it-yourself picture frames for flat material (diplomas, art prints, etc.) — now I wonder if I can use the same technique for piece of laser-cut plywood. [more inside]
posted by exogenous on Dec 14, 2015 - 2 answers

Art framing in NYC

I have a 27 1/2" x 19 1/2" silkscreen print I would like to have framed. Where should I go in NYC, and how much should I expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Aug 20, 2015 - 5 answers

Custom (maybe) poster frame w/glass by mail?

Thanks to this AskMe, I have a 19x26" poster that I'd like to frame at a reasonable price. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jun 10, 2015 - 7 answers

Cost-effective way to print large photos and frame them for hanging?

The empty walls in my office are driving me batty. I'd like to take a few high quality photos that I've taken over the years, have them blown up, matted, and framed. What's the cost-effective way to do that these days? [more inside]
posted by starkraven on Apr 9, 2015 - 7 answers

What do I do with this big honkin' mirror?

When we bought our new (to us) house, we discovered that the previous owner had left a big slab of mirror in the attic. As we don't have a big mirror anywhere in the house, I would like to frame it and hang it, but... I am having a hard time working this out. The mirror measures 76" tall, 36" wide, and is about 3/16" in thickness. More within. [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 on Apr 2, 2015 - 8 answers

I've been framed!

I have a very large (6'x6') piece of amateur art that is made of many large paper cut-outs layered on top of one another with spray adhesive. This art has no actual $ value. I really like it and want to hang it on a wall but I am afraid the layers will quickly peel/curl/wrinkle/rip/fade if I mount the piece on foam core or similar. Framing it with glass or plexi would be (a) expensive and (b) heavy! Any other ideas how I can display this work?
posted by nkknkk on Mar 2, 2015 - 5 answers

Are Michael's framing coupons really a good value?

I just ordered a custom framing job at Michael's, the chain art/craft supply store. I had a 60% off coupon. The counter guy was very nice, and spent a good while with me figuring out the right frames and mats etc. The selection was ok, not great, but I was able to find something that worked for the print. I chose a fairly basic frame (neither clearance nor obviously high end... right around the middle) with the best glass, and two standard mats (you know, with one thin edge and one a couple inches wide.) [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Jan 3, 2015 - 24 answers

How to preserve, display, and copy a World War 2 era poster?

My family has a World War 2 era poster of enormous sentimental value. We would like to have the poster properly framed for display in a way that will best preserve it long-term, and we would also like to have a duplicate or two made for other family members (since not everybody can have the original). Where do we go for something like this? [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Dec 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Custom DIY picture framing 2014

What are the current best places for ordering custom-sized picture framing components to assemble myself at home? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Dec 24, 2014 - 3 answers

best way to hang a batik tapestry?

I bought a large batik tapestry hand-painted on lightweight canvas, with raw, unfinished edges. I'd like to hang it as opposed to frame it, but it has sharp creases from being folded in my luggage. I'm afraid to iron or steam it. What are some affordable options for displaying it nicely? [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Oct 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Art mounting for idiots

My job is having an employee art show and I want to mount some pamphlets for display, but I don't know anything about mounting art. What's the most idiot-proof way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Sauce Trough on Oct 7, 2014 - 6 answers

How to frame my brother's art?

I'm looking for interesting ways to frame some art being donated to a fund-raising auction. The art is like comics art (little one-page illustrated stories), but the audience isn't comic collectors. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 2, 2014 - 11 answers

How do I get a keyhole slot cut in my mounted poster?

How do I cut a keyhole slot in this mounted poster in order to hang it flush with my wall? [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Jul 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Help, I haven't been framed!

Where can I find a variety of sizes and styles of square, white picture frames, without spending a small fortune on custom framing? (Anwhere from 4"x4" to 20"x20"; wood preferred.) [more inside]
posted by jferg on Apr 7, 2014 - 16 answers

Preserve/frame my pen and ink artwork

I recently completed my pen and ink artwork on a poster board which is of size 54"(length) by 34"(width), then I glued the entire art in a big thermocol (the packing material that came with my elliptical). I always wanted to do big artworks but this is the my first one. Everything was looking good but now I don't know how to preserve it as the paper may change colors if I don't laminate or frame them. It has happened before but the artwork was smaller, so I used frames to preserve them. I need your expertise on this. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by SunPower on Jan 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Best way to get a weird and wooden object framed?

How best can I frame a wooden star that has survived since the 1960s? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Nov 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Best place for photo printing *and* framing?

Starting to think about holiday gifts, and I have received a request for one of my photos printed and framed. What is the best way to turn a photo into a gift? (Bonus difficulty: the original photos are analogue/film with a square aspect ratio.) [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Nov 7, 2013 - 5 answers

High Quality Copies for Framing?

I have a handful of hand-written recipes from my beloved late grandmother. I have been considering having some framed for my mother and sister, but we all treasure being able to hold them in our hands, and I am somewhat hesitant to lose that ability. I have done some searching about the possibility of having high-quality copies made and framing those, but I haven't been able to find anything like this. Does any one know if this is a service that exists? If it exists and exists in NYC, all the better, but I would be willing to work anywhere reputable. Many thanks.
posted by MeadowlarkMaude on Oct 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Gifty/Crafty MeFites, Lend Me Your Brains!

Suggestions needed for gift/craft ideas that'd mark a friend's presentations at two academic conferences. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Sep 25, 2013 - 3 answers

How to frame concert posters without "ruining" them?

My boyfriend collects posters from the many concerts he attends. He is averse to using store-bought poster frames because he thinks this will ruin the poster. Is this true? If so, is there a cheaper method to protect the posters than custom mounting and framing for over $100 apiece? [more inside]
posted by alysonagain on Sep 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Framing double-sided posters

I've got several double-sided posters, A3 sized, which I'd like to frame for display so that they could be regularly turned around. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Sep 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Everything I need to know about doing an art fair booth?

So I've decided to try my hand at a booth for my photography at art fairs. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Jun 30, 2013 - 14 answers

I want to mount items for display and also rearrange the elements later.

This a framing/curation/decoration AskMe. I have an adorable set of (very lightweight) wooden french curves that I would like to mount in a display, but not permanently. [more inside]
posted by Glomar response on May 11, 2013 - 14 answers

Art framing question - drawing a blank.

What are those plastic clips called that are used to hold together a very simply framed photo or drawing? [more inside]
posted by cellura p on May 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for cheapest place to buy metal frames parts for 22 x 34 poster

I plan to go to Lowes or Home Depot and get the backing and plexi but want sturdy metal parts to make a very basic black 22 x 34 frame. The stores have the dimensions but the quality is so utterly crappy I want to get something sturdy. Many of my posters have the 22 x 34 dimensions but am going for cheapest online site that is dependable and then will build from the parts myself. I had found a site years ago but no longer can find it anymore. (Tried IKEA as they at least look a bit nicer but no luck on that dimension.)
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Ahoy My Wall

I just scored a nautical chart from the 1930's that I'd like to hang up; should I worry about it being exposed to a couple hours of direct sunlight? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Mar 30, 2013 - 13 answers

It looks great but could you make it a little bigger?

I bought a print of a painting I love in the only format available: A full bleed art show poster on glossy 11"x17" bond. The painting reproduction is approximately the top half of the poster, say 10"x8". I can clearly see the grain of the canvas in the print, and it is entirely possible that the original painting is not much larger than the reprint. So my question is, is it feasible to have this print blown up to twice or thrice it's size without sacrificing quality? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Dec 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Large piece of plexiglass?

Where can I buy a large piece of plexiglass for a frame? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Nov 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Framing a large poster: what is the best strategy?

I am trying to frame a large, tall map for my wife's Christmas gift. Normally I just get a RIBBA frame at IKEA, but the print (24" x 42") doesn't fit any of their sizes. I want to matte it at 3" on each side, bringing it to 30" x 48". My goal is to spend ~$100 on the framing, glass and matte boards... is this possible? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Nov 22, 2012 - 12 answers

Help understanding how prints are framed.

I want to hang some Edward Hopper art on my walls. It is as simple as buying some prints and framing them? [more inside]
posted by bosco_costanza on Oct 10, 2012 - 11 answers

What should I look for in a movie poster frame?

Tell me about framing movie posters. Tips. Frames. Deals. Conventions. Things to beware of. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Jul 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Photograph Framing

I want to frame a 8x10 photograph, but I want to find a really cool place/website to either buy a cool and different picture frame or figure out how to do it myself. Any suggestions?
posted by Mikon6 on May 18, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to print and frame a PDF?

What service should I use to print and frame a PDF? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on May 2, 2012 - 2 answers

DIY architecture

What are good resources for seeing sample house plans and construction drawings? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Apr 17, 2012 - 11 answers

How to mount art to a mat

What are the pros and cons of various ways of mounting art to a mounting mat for framing? [more inside]
posted by Hither on Feb 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Interesting framing suggestions for an old photo?

I recently bought an old black and white photo of Albert Einstein delivering a lecture in Berlin. Its 17cm x 12cm (about 7"x5"). I want to have it near my desk. What are my options for framing it or preserving without damaging ir in any way? Open to very creative suggestions. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jan 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Printing, Framing and delivery a picture frame in Chicago

Frame Robert Fulgham's text as a gift to a soon-to-be-married couple. In Chicago. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Jan 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Chinese calligraphy framing in Nova/DC

Chinese calligraphy framing in the Northern Virginia or DC area. [more inside]
posted by typography on Jan 6, 2012 - 1 answer

A3 poster framing in USA

How do I frame an A3-size poster in the US? [more inside]
posted by wpenman on Aug 16, 2011 - 9 answers

I want Scratchy's arm to last!

We have suddenly found ourselves in possession of a potentially-valuable signed animation cell. What's the best way to store it, and eventually frame and display it? [more inside]
posted by Koko on May 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me buy a unique frame (or ten) online...

Are there any good resources online to buy unique picture frames online? Where else can one find good frames for 4x6 photos (or slightly bigger) for a large travel collage. I don't want to use the same frame more than once, and I'm happy to buy from several different stores. [more inside]
posted by evadery on Apr 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for advice on my DIY framing project

I have a number of unframed art prints and posters, and would like to do the framing myself. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 3, 2011 - 21 answers

creative design ideas needed for framing a piece of wood carving

creative design ideas needed for framing a piece of wood carving [more inside]
posted by dy on Dec 17, 2010 - 4 answers

How does one frame LPs, EPs and CDs as a present for the releaser?

How does one frame LPs, EPs and CDs as a present for the releaser? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Dec 14, 2010 - 4 answers

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