Custom In-House Frame Shop
What Is A Custom In-House Frame Shop?
For canvas prints to be properly displayed, a custom frame is needed. Different canvas printing companies use a variety of materials to build these frames. Since frames are the backbone of a canvas print, each frame must be made with the highest-quality materials.
Wood Used in Custom In-House Frame Shops
Let’s touch on the different types of wood used to create a custom frame.
Pine board is used in the majority of custom in-house frame shops. Pine has a more natural look and is one solid piece of wood, rather than compressed particles. CanvasPrints.com uses kiln-cured pine in our custom in-house frame shop.
Common Pine Boards:
- Pine Common Board
- Radiata Pine Board
Advantages of Pine Board:
- Appearance is more natural.
- Strong and durable.
- Resistant to warping.
Disadvantages of Pine Board:
- More expensive
MDF stands for medium-density fibreboard. This material is an engineered wood product that uses high temperatures and pressure to combine wood particles, wax, and resin.
- Radius Edge MDF
- Raw MDF
Advantages of MDF Board:
- Easy to paint for desired carpentry needs.
- Makes for stellar DIY shelving and furniture.
- Perfect for moulding in farmhouse and modern styled interior designs.
- A latex, or oil-based paint, that is construction grade is generally recommended.
- Common Size: 1-in x 2-in x 8-ft.
Disadvantages of MDF Board:
- Heavier than particleboard.
- Less durable than pine
When shopping for a canvas print, it is wise to inquire about the company's frame building process. The materials and construction of a canvas frame in a custom in-house frame shop determine if the canvas print will carry on your photographed memory for a few years or a lifetime.