Tips

Tips on custom framing, hanging art and interesting information regarding all things framing.

Tips on Hanging Art

 

Introducing new art to your surroundings? Here are a few things you should consider.

Selecting art for your home or office is an exciting venture bringing enjoyment to your surroundings for years to come. Buying what catches your eye fills the senses but is it love at first sight or just a little crush? Will the new art fit into your environment seamlessly?

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Tips on Custom Framing

 

Thinking About Custom Framing? Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Should.

1. The aesthetic component of a custom frame can enhance your artwork, photographs, and other keepsakes by giving them that finished look as well as adding to your home’s interior. Give your guests something to talk about.

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Framing Your Precious Items

Thinking outside of the box when it comes to custom framing your precious items.

When most of us think of framing, we think of things like photography, paintings, diplomas, our child’s very first kindergarten masterpiece, etc. But there is a world of objects and items that can be custom framed that you may not have even thought about. Do you own a little something you simply cannot part with? Your grandfather’s pocket watch? A coin collection? A tattered pair of ballerina shoes? Drag those items out of the closet and consider getting them custom framed.

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Choose the right frame

Choosing the right design when it comes to picking a frame.

Thinking about custom framing?  With hundreds and in some cases thousands of frame and mat combinations to choose from, design options run the gamut.

 

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Hanging Mechanics

The mechanics behind hanging your pictures securely!

When decorating walls, it’s important to ensure that pictures, paintings and precious artifacts are straight and secure.

The use of laser technology makes it easy to determine the precise location for each piece to be mounted but it doesn’t stop there!!  You MUST ensure that the hanging mechanism for each piece is right for its weight. Heavy frames need eyelets embedded on the two side panels on the back, about two-thirds of the way up, which hold the appropriate gauge wire to hang over a nail, screw or picture hanger.

To support the weight of the picture, it is important that the nail/hook be embedded in a wall with sufficient support – usually from a vertical wall stud directly behind it. Use a magnetic or electronic stud-finder to be sure. If the stud location is not in an ideal location to hang you picture, don’t fret.

For lighter pictures, you can buy an expanding anchor/toggle bolt that will bear the load without weakening the drywall or requiring a stud. For larger, heavier pictures, you may need the support of two studs. Locate the next stud in line (usually about 16 inches left or right), then support your picture with two embedded hangers or attach a horizontal bracket that will allow you to position your picture anywhere between the studs.

Please contact us if you need more information on this or need help executing it!!