Picture frames can make almost anything look great hung up on a wall. There are many different applications for picture frames and they also come in almost any shape or size. Making a frame for large canvas art pieces can be challenging but can also add a lot of flare of class to any art you have around the house. Here is some more information about making picture frames for large canvas art pieces.
Sometimes the most difficult part of framing a large art piece is finding the art you like. There are many different types of art and different mediums that can be used for them. Take some time to find art that is going to fit your personal style and the style of the place where you will have the art framed. You want to be sure that you aren’t settling for something that you don’t really like and will be looking at several times each day. Make sure you are buying artwork that you will continue to appreciate for a very long time. It can also be difficult to find large pieces or art for reasonable prices. You can certainly look at art galleries to find art, but this can often put a significant strain on budgets. You can also find artwork at second hand stores, craft store, discount stores, or even garage sales or swap meets. Some people choose to commission their own art or to make it themselves. Find a piece of art that is proper scale for the place you will be hanging it and keep in mind what size you would like to have the frame as well.
When you have your art selected, then you need to choose the proper wood and make measurements for the supplies you will need to complete the frame. Different types of wood will add character to the picture in different. You should also plan on whether you will be painting the frame or staining it. This can greatly affect the choices you make when selecting wood. Many people choose to use premade molding or special frame wood when they make their picture frame. This allows for a consistent pattern around the frame and for the whole project. Make sure that you don’t choose wood that is too heavy or overwhelming fro you art as this will make it difficult to hang. Depending on the type of art you are using and the style of your decor, you can choose very simple or intricate wood. The embellishments you choose to make after the frame is done can depend on your decor as well.
Once you have selected the wood and have a plan for what your frame will look like, you need to make sure you have enough to complete the project without making extra trips to the store. Trim the lumber to the right size for your frame and make sure that you are accurate with your measurements before you cut. It is better to spend lots of time rethinking your cuts and to only have to make them once without wasting supplies. When you have cut the boards to the appropriate size, sand the wood down and make sure it is smooth everywhere. This will allow for easier assembly and finishing later. When you have all of the pieces of wood cut and mitered properly, then you can put them together on a flat surface. Apply glue to the edges that need to be put together without too much worry about seeping (you will be sanding again later). When the glue is applied to all the corners, clamp them together and then staple or use v nails on the back to make them even more secure. When everything has had a day or two to dry, remove the clamps and re-sand all the surfaces to prepare for paint or stain. When the proper finish has been applied you are ready to put in the picture and hang it on the wall to enjoy.