Assembling a Wood Canvas Floater Frame

Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to properly assemble an oversized canvas float frame.
American Frame's wood canvas floater frame comes neatly packaged from our facility to your doorstep. Once open you will find inserted in our current catalog, your invoice. Next, attached firmly to the top of your packaging, you will find your frame hardware and assembly instructions. From there, your frames will come neatly packaged in pairs, ready for assembly.




Our frames are pre-routed for your convenience. We also pre-insert your frame inserts for joining. Doing this takes the guesswork out of which insert goes with which frame. Before joining your frame, we recommend removing your frame inserts. You can do this with a slight tap of a hammer.

The tools required to get the job done right are: the framer’s hammer or mallet, white glue and a couple of paper towels.

Step one:  On a clean work surface, using cardboard or Kraft paper, carefully apply the glue evenly to one section. Then firmly press the two sections together to create one corner. From here take one of the provided inserts, flat side up, and press into the routed openings. With your safety glasses on, carefully tap the insert in with a hammer and wipe clean with a damp paper towel.

Step two: Repeat step one on the remaining two frame sections, paying attention to the corresponding lengths. With your safety glasses on, carefully tap the insert in with your hammer and wipe clean with a damp paper towel.

Step three: Prepare the frame for final joining. Spread glue on the exposed ends of the remaining two corners. Take the two remaining inserts, flat side up, and firmly press into place. Again, carefully tap the insert in with a hammer and wipe clean with a damp paper towel, as was done with the other sides.

This project is simple and easy as 1-2-3!

AubreyK | 3/3/2015 9:26:50 AM | 4 comments
Comments
American Frame
Valerie,

That's right!Very easy to do.
3/11/2015 8:18:19 AM

ValerieK
Looks pretty similar to a non-floater frame. Except no spring clips.
3/10/2015 4:43:52 PM

American Frame
Absolutely!
3/9/2015 8:45:43 AM

RonG
Wood framing made easy!
3/6/2015 11:44:23 PM

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Mike Cromly
So, who’s Mike? He is the man behind the mission of getting your picture frames produced and out the door quickly, correctly, with custom frame shop quality. Once your order is placed, it is in the hands of Mike and the many people he has trained over his 35+ years with the company. A natural teacher, he loves to tinker and experiment. Of course he has a nice office, but we rarely find him there. Working in the plant and improving our processes is his passion. Outside of American Frame, Mike is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman, devoted family man and Ohio State Buckeye fan. Mike's Twitter
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