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Measuring art for frame moulding

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF THE FRAME

You must place your order based on these measurements:

Picture Frame Measuement Diagram

Note: A work of art on canvas will require a deeper rabbet than a drawing or photograph. It should be deep enough to hold all materials including mats, glass, and backing.

HOW TO MAKE MEASUREMENTS FOR YOUR FRAME

Things to know when making your measurements and placing your order:

You may want to determine the moulding sizes before shopping (Our moulding selections can be sorted by size). A key measurement in some cases is the rabbet depth. All materials should fit in the rabbet depth for a flush frame. A rabbet deeper than your work is normally not a problem. You may simply attach your art work to the rabbit lip. The rabbet lip will protrude approximately 1/4" on all mouldings.

Your Order Is Based On The Measurement Of The Work That You Are Framing!

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Our easy-sort online catalogue allows you to sort mouldings by many different criteria. Once a moulding style and rabbet depth are chosen, you will place your order based on the size of the work to be framed. After style & sizes are chosen, simply enter in the width & height of the work to be framed and our easy-step auto-calculation shows total moulding lengths and pricing including shipping before placing your order.