So much of what we do here at A Street Frames is more complicated than just framing. We recently completed a project that required us to devise a way to frame an antique game board for one of our best New York clients. The challenge was to display the piece in a floater frame without using any screws, glue, or glazing, and to do it in such a way that it was completely archival (and therefore reversible). Follow along with us through the careful process of designing and building a frame to display this cherished object.
1: We are given an antique wooden game board. The customer would like it mounted in a floater frame without any screws or glue so it will be completely reversible.
2: The backing board is prepared for the artwork by marking the placement of the mounts.
3: Brass rod is first prepared by threading one end.
4: Tools for measuring the contour of the artwork and bending the rod ensure perfectly shaped mounts.
5: Specialized hand tools help fine tune the work.
6: One done, several more to go.
7: Protective skin is applied to the brass with polypropylene tubing and a heat gun.
8: Ready to install.
9: The mounts are set in loosely while the artwork is positioned.
10: Once it’s centered we tighten everything in place from behind. Our system clamps the mounts firmly in place without any added pressure on the artwork.
11: Place the frame around the piece.
12: A close-up of the mounted artwork in the frame.
13: Ready for the customer!