DIY Custom Picture Frames

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Make positive to be as correct as attainable when taking measurements. There is a few room for error on a few them however most have to be as correct as attainable. The object right here is to generate the measurements for the mounting board, the matt and the glass. In the tip, the glass, mounting board and the surface dimensions of the matt board will all be the identical (OD). The inside dimension of the matt board will probably be barely smaller than the image’s dimension in order that the matt covers the sides of the image.

PD: To take this measurement, use a ruler or, if the factor to be framed is just too massive, use a tape measure. To keep away from any error brought on by the tip of the tape measure or ruler, I often begin the measurement on the first inch reasonably than the tip. In this case, the panorama print I am framing on this instance is strictly 32 13/16″ x 12″.

OD: To calculate this dimension you first have to resolve how broad the seen matt border will probably be. I made a decision to have a 2″ seen matt border. In the ultimate image body, 1/four” of the matt will probably be lined all the way in which round by the picket body. Therefore we have to add one other quarter of an inch to the matt border for a complete of two “. There is a border on all sides of the image. Therefore I would like so as to add two occasions 2 1/four”, or four 1/2″ to the width and the peak of the PD to give you the OD. In the instance right here that works out to 37 5/16″ x 16″.

Unfortunately the chip board I had accessible is just not fairly sufficiently big at 36″ x 16″. Therefore reasonably than making one other journey to the interest retailer I made a decision I might make up the distinction by permitting a barely smaller seen border with 2″ seen and a couple of 1/four” complete matt width.

MID: You solely have to calculate this dimension to ensure that the matt border width you select leaves a gap that’s a minimum of barely smaller than PD in order that the matt will cowl the sides of the merchandise being framed. This would be the OD minus the 2 occasions the full matt width (36″ – 2 1/four” x 2 broad by 16″ – 2 1/four” x 2 excessive). In this case that comes out to 32″ x 11 1/2″. Comparing that to the PD reveals that every one 4 edges of the image will probably be lined by the matting.

The Frame dimensions are usually not wanted proper now. I am going to clarify how one can calculate them after we get to that time to keep away from complicated issues.

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