Hello Everyone... Hope all is well and that you are having a lovely day...Weather in Alabama is gorgeous! My question: I have a painting on a heavy upholstered background (not canvas, maybe wool)...53" x 92" high...It is not on a stretcher, but at the moment is nailed to the wall through narrow strips of molding...There is no support whatsoever... The owners are re-plastering and painting...They want to remove the painting and have it mounted to some type of support...They do not want an angled support leaning out from the wall...Not enough room... So my dilemma is...Do we frame this large heavy piece and use spacers to hold it in place (we do not want to use plexi or glass in the frame)? Or do we use sealed birch plywood with gatorboard and buffers to pin the painting? Any and all suggestions welcomed! Hallie Hallie Henley LINGERING SHADE, Inc. 2114 21st Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35223 (205) 871-6895 firstname.lastname@example.org
We have made panels and slant boards for pinning heavy textiles to from birch framework covered with gatorboard that seem to work quite well.
You can also pin to a heavy, (oddy tested), fabric that is attached to a slat fastened to the wall. In that case we attach the backing fabric with Velcro to the slat.
RE: [mountmaking-forum] Re: Mounting a painting... You might consider basswood for the frame, if weight is a concern.
Hello all... To those of you who responded to my last request, Thanks! We ended up using the 3/4" birch backing, covered with a thin sheet of Ethafoam and muslin...We pinned the tapestry to all of this with stainless steel pins...and attached it to the wall with a cleat...Worked great!