Wiring an Oversized Wood Frame

Usually, when wiring a wood frame for hanging, two eyehooks are drilled into the back of the frame and the wire is strung and secured between them. However, if you have a large frame, such as one over 24” x 36”, it needs more support.

Mike Cromly | 4/16/2014 8:00:00 AM | 4 comments

Instagram Picture Frames: How-to Tutorial

Here, we will go through assembling DIY frames for your Instagram pictures First, gather all materials. You will need:

Instagram frame
Mat (depending on the size of the image)
Mounting Board
Saw tooth hanger
Ruler or tape measure

Mike Cromly | 2/26/2014 7:30:00 AM | 4 comments

DIY Picture Framing Tips: The Proper Way to Back a Wood Frame

Framing specialist and Plant Manager Mike Cromly shows you step-by-step directions for backing a wood frame with a protective kraft paper backing that not only looks professional, but protects your art work.

Mike Cromly | 2/17/2014 2:39:57 PM | 4 comments

Custom Framing a 3-D Fish Between Two Pieces of Acrylic

Our newest custom framing project was to frame a fun three-dimensional work of art, a painted and lightly stuffed paper fish! The customer wanted to float the fish in between two pieces of acrylic and have it hang down from the top of the frame with a string. For this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to frame a 3-D object without using a shadow box. In fact, we will be creating a faux shadow box. (Check out our 'real' shadowbox frames)

Mike Cromly | 2/5/2014 9:00:00 AM | 4 comments

About this blog

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
For more tutorials and articles, take a look at our other blogs - A Good Frame of Mind or At Your Service

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