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How to frame a wood sign?

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#1 avigo

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 08:47 AM

Hey guys. I have a wood sign that is 20x20" (maybe 1" thick).

I want to frame it or at least protect it in a way that can be displayed.


I'm guessing some sort of shadow box is my only option. I'd prefer to make one, but I don't know how to secure the sign into the box in an archival way that won't damage the sign over time.

Any ideas? Thanks

#2 dhcoleterracina

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 06:27 AM

I started a thread on framing a flag. It was an easy process for someone like me who really isn't a woodworker. I've since done over ten and I'm still happy with the results. You'll need to search threads started by me to find it. 


In your case, a couple extra steps, one would be that the back board would need to be heavier duty than eighth inch hardboard. If you don't want your sign altered in anyway, you would create a frame in the frame to hold it in place. Weight was an issue for my larger frames. I needed to attach a one by two to the wall with a 45 degree cut along the top. A similar one by two on the back of the frame so that when hanging they lock together yet can be removed easily.  

#3 Bluehawk

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:31 AM



Would it be possible to see a photograph of the wood sign, front and back, please?

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