Canvas Framing – Frames with Deep Rabbets

Today we answer a customer question about our frames with deep rabbets for framing canvases. At, we carry both wood and metal canvas depth picture frames.

Q: Can you tell me if you have any frames with a 2" or greater rabbit?  I’m trying to frame a canvas.

A: We have several frames in the Infinity Collection with an “R” measurement of 2 inches, which is the deepest Rabbet we have.

For canvases that don’t require a frame that is 2” deep, we have wood canvas depth frames that range from ¾” – 2” deep and metal canvas depth picture frames the range from ¾” – 1 11/16” in depth.

frames with deep rabbets

What is your favorite way to frame a canvas painting? Do you use float frames or do you prefer simply frames with deep rabbets? Share your canvas ideas with us in the comments!

AubreyK | 4/20/2015 7:30:00 AM | 5 comments
American Frame

A point driver is definitely helpful when dealing with wood frames. Many artists find the metal frames very easy to assemble.
5/4/2015 11:47:52 AM

American Frame

They're beautiful and add so much to a canvas painting!
5/4/2015 11:46:57 AM

I like the wood float frames.
5/1/2015 12:26:19 PM

the best way you can frame a canvas painting is by using Plexiglas framing which will give canvas a perfect look and safety.
5/1/2015 9:00:02 AM

Wood frames are best only if you have a point driver. If not, the metal ones are more user-friendly.
4/24/2015 3:22:32 PM