A Simple Solution for a Puzzler- Don’t let hours of work and the beautiful result end up in a box—or a thousand pieces. Frame your puzzle to enjoy and show off as a work of art. It’s fun and as easy as framing any other piece.
First, apply puzzle glue. When dry, measure the width and height of your puzzle just like any artwork. Now you’re ready to order supplies. Our 30 x 24 puzzle framed in Standard Matte Black with Standard Mounting Board & Glazing (Acrylic) is only $41.20.
Materials for our project: (For your project, use the measurements for your own assembled puzzle –
30x24 Standard Graphite Metal Frame (S21)
30x24 Standard Mounting Board (MTBS)
30x24 Standard Glazing (acrylic) (AAS)
Metal Assembly Hardware (included free)
You will also need:
Lets Get Started
Step 1- Assembling Your Frame
Lay one of the longer frame sections face down on your work surface and place two angled plates (one with screws, one without) together into the hardware track at each end. The screw heads should face outward. Fasten the plates by gently tightening the screws in the hardware track. Note: Do not fully tighten any screws until Step 5 when frame is completed.
Step 2 -
Choose one of the short frame sections and slide it onto the plates you attached to the section in Step 1. Align the mitered ends and tighten the screws just enough to hold the frame sections together. Repeat this step with the other matching section length.
Step 3 - Preparing the Glazing (acrylic)
Peel the protective paper off one side of your glazing (acrylic) sheet. Place the exposed side of the glazing face down on your puzzle. Peel the paper off the remaining side.
Step 4 – Insert Materials
Slide your glazing, puzzle & mounting board into the channel of the open frame side. Insert corner plates into each end of the remaining frame section. Attach the final frame section and align and tighten as in Step 1.
Step 5 -
Readjust the corners as necessary and tighten all screws firmly. Secure your artwork by flexing and inserting the spring clips with a Springmate or your screwdriver between the frame edge and the backing board.
Step 6 -
Position hangers into the hardware track at each side of the frame. Hanger is positioned correctly if the backing board is visible through its hole and both hangers are parallel to each other. Tighten the screws. Loop wire between the hangers, twisting it at the ends. Attach wall protectors to the bottom corners of the frame where the frame contacts the wall.
Now you’re ready to put your effort and your savvy on display for all to enjoy!