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Picture framing made easy
Stokes, Penelope.
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Publication Information:
London : Cassell, 1999.

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

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N8550 .S86 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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A practical guide to picture framing for the learner, this book explains every step in the framing process: choosing the mouldings, cutting the wood and the glass, making the mount, assembling and finishing the frame, and hanging the picture. It includes a list of remedies for basic framing errors.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Over the past decade, the number of do-it-yourself framers--those offering space, precut materials, and advice--has proliferated. Yet, in comparison with what discount do-it-for-you mounters charge, the savings are really minimal. Those handy enough with a saw and mitre box, aesthetic enough to select appropriate mats and frames, and smart enough to recognize the worth of restoration will profit by Britisher Stokes' instructions. She includes a wealth of samples and black-and-white drawings illustrating different processes. All possible framing subjects are covered, from styles and preparations to finishes and conservation. But the step-by-step photographs somehow rely too much on the text for explanation; to be geared to true beginners, the directions should have been given in fewer words, with more pictures. --Barbara Jacobs

Library Journal Review

Doing one's own picture framing can be an inexpensive alternative to expensive commercial framing jobs. Stokes's manual is a well-illustrated guide to framing materials and techniques, including frame construction, restoration, and conservation framing. It is not as extensive in coverage as Robert Cunning's The Encyclopedia of Picture Framing by (LJ 6/1/93), but it is a good source for the beginning framer. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.