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These unique frames are so named because the illusion they create is that your artwork is "floating" within the frame instead of being covered by it — perfect for displaying a gallery wrap canvas where no staples are visible. The canvas easily attaches to the stretcher bars from the back side with screws.
Available in a variety of popular sizes to accommodate 3/4" deep or 7/8" deep canvases, the Blick Maplewood Floater Frame is made from genuine American maple hardwood. Every frame is hand-rubbed, giving it a beautiful, silky smooth feel and a "washed" appearance, which may be more pronounced with the Black frame. The color of these frames may vary slightly depending on the color of the natural wood.
Frame Depth — The depth of a frame refers to the depth of the frame's rabbet (the cut-out area behind the frame's molding that holds your artwork in place). To find a frame that will accommodate your artwork, measure the depth of the artwork, including any matting or mounting materials, and order a frame with a depth that is, at a minimum, the same as that measured depth.
Open Back Frames — These frames are meant to be hung on the wall and are sold as just the frame face. They are not shipped with backing material, glazing material, or hanging hardware. The open back frames are commonly used for traditional profile stretched canvases.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Joshua Tree, California
Not great, I'd say below average quality probably made in China. The dimension at the bottom for an 18x24 frame is exactly 18x24 so it doesn't allow for any extra canvas folds. This is contrary to what customer service told me before purchase. I'm going to try to return them
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Good price for a decent frame
from Sacramento CA
It was fairly easy to mount my cradled panel in this frame. If the rabbet was slightly wider it would have been even better. I also wish that they wouldn't staple cardboard corner protectors to the frame (use tape instead), because the staples are difficult to remove without breaking them off and they leave holes and tiny scratches from the pliers.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Nice frames, good price
I am a big fan of floater frames and appreciate that Blick doesn't require you to buy them in bulk. They were well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. These frames are described as black, but the ones I received are not a true black, but more of what I would call an espresso. This is OK for me, but be aware.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great looking frame but Problem with pre-drilled holes
I was looking forward to replacing my hand-made floater frames with this frame. On the website, it looked like real wood and didn't appear to have that shiny, cheap look that so many floater frames seem to have. I just tried it out and it's beautiful except that my 12 x 16 painting sits loosely in the frame and the drill holes are visible in the top and bottom spaces.no matter how I adjust the painting. So not only are they not usable, they're almost completely exposed to the viewer. I'm going to look for a way to fill the holes and then drill my own. I suggest to the manufacturer that they let the artist drill their own holes.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the frames you received aren't working as they should, and we'd like to help you with this. We hope you'll give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 so we can take care of it for you!
Simple and Classy
from San Diego, Ca
This was a frame for a colorful modern art piece - it looks finished without detracting from the painting. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it is a floating frame and there were no screws to attach the painting to the frame.
Framing oil paintings- good look, doesn't look cheap.
By Moe, Larry, Cheese
from Palm Desert, CA
I really like the look of this floater frame. However....the pre-drilled holes extend beyond the 16x20 canvas frame so you can't screw the canvas into the frame. In lieu of drilling new holes, which may or may not work, we will probably use glue to secure the painting in the frame.
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Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on this frame. Please know that if you feel the frame wasn't made properly, we'll gladly take care of it for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out via email to see how we can help.
Follow up to bad review - now much better
from Los Angeles
I wanted to update my last review that gave 1 star to this floater frame. Blick contacted me and sent me a new frame that looks great and that does not have the corner protectors stapled to the wood. So, maybe what I received before was a defective item. Kudos to Blick for its excellent customer service!!
How to ruin a good frame
from Los Angeles, CA
I have been very happy with Blick's frames in the past, but not this time. First, the frame is not really black but dark grey. Second, and worst thing about it: the cardboard corner protectors are *stapled* to the frame. So, you remove the cardboard and then try removing the staples and they break. Now you are left with tiny pieces of metal sticking out from the frame. I could remove some with a plier but not all, which I ended up hammering into the wood. Seriously??? How about using scotch tape to keep the protectors in place?
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Please know that if you feel this frame doesn't meet your needs, we're happy to assist you with a return or exchange. One of our Customer Care Agents will be following up via email to see how we can help.
Maple Floater Frame
from Milwaukee, WI
These frames have a very nice finish, the hard wood is excellent and it fit my painting very well. With a floater frame you can see the entire painting with no over lap. I did have to buy some clips to hold the painting in. They provide holes but they did not line up for me.
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