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Now it's easy to bring the classic presence of custom wood frames to your artwork with these Ayous Wood Frame Kits. They are crafted of imported Italian woods and designed with a contemporary flat top profile for an attractive gallery look. The perfect depth for framing canvas, photographs, posters, or other artwork.
Kit includes one pair of wood sections and two plastic wedges. Choose two kits to create the custom frame you need. Easy assembly, no tools required.
Dimensions for the Nielsen Bainbridge Ayous Wood Frame Kits are as follows:
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.
Frame Dimensions — Frames are sized by the opening, not by the outside of the molding. To determine the size of frame to order, measure the outside of your artwork, including mat, and order that size frame. The frame will overlap your artwork ¼" all the way around, so your artwork will fit nicely behind the frame's molding.
For assembly directions, click here.
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Great Frames, Great Price
from Lexington, KY
Comments about Nielsen Bainbridge Ayous Wood Frame Kits:
The frames were really easy to assemble and look nice. I will definitely buy them again.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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These frames look good. I use them on a regular basis, but there are some things one must know beforehand. I have ruined 10% of them not being extra careful. The assembly is a little tricky. Beware that the material is a very soft wood. The outer finish is an applied wrapped coating, I suspect to insure a uniform finish.The corners do not come together very well.When you assemble, lay flat, face down. Make sure the countertop is completely clean of debris. A perfectly smooth flat work surface is paramount. Use a small amount of wood glue on the corners. Too much causes it to ooze out onto the face of the frame. Clean off as soon as possible with a slightly damp cloth. If the glue dries, it remains. You will not be able to clean it off if it dries.If you lay it down on a hard surface and assemble by pounding corner keys into the slots, you run the risk of denting the front surface, if there is any debris on the countertop. A tiny speck of grit can cause a dent in the surface of the frame. The frame material is very soft! Just be aware of this issue. Also, once the keys are inserted fully, you will not be able to take it out and correct the assembly.
from Mt. Airy, MD
I used Neilson Banbridge Framing Kits for last minute frames for my odd sized oil canvas paintings. Not only was the choices of sizes convenient but the wood finish was so well done that I don't think I would use any other product. It was too late and time pressed to be able to glue them at the corners so I thought we could just put the back corner stays in, 3 per corner, temporarily. Voila! No gaps were visible and the structure was solid as is. (I will glue them after the show)
Nielsen Bainbridge Ayous Wood Frame Kits
from westfield , nc
great for photography , very clean and solid frame with nice hardware.
Do not order the black paint.
By Love Cats
from Ashburn, VA
Paint chips extremely easily. While I had great luck with the plain wood, the black paint comes off like old nailpolish. They also did not quite align properly. I'll be sanding and refinishing this, but that defeats the purpose of easy assembled frames.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you've had with these frame sections. If you feel they won't meet your needs, we're happy to offer replacements or work with you on a return. Just give us a call at 1-800-723-2787, and we'll be happy to assist you!
Over priced and hard to put together - frame kit
from Sonoma County, CA.
This frame kit is just ok. It has 4 pieces plus the 4 pegs that you put together. It is not easy and one needs to be very careful or it will not look good or be correct when you are done. I think it is overpriced since one has to go to a lot of work to get it fitted properly together.
Great Item, Prompt shipment
from Silver Spring, MD
Item worked out wonderfully for irregularly sized painting
Low quality workmanship
By Doctor Art
from Detroit, MI
Ordered a number of Nielson Bainbridge frames in black and found that the black paint was chipped off in many spots and when assembling them even more paint would chip off of their edges. I had to match acrylic paint to the black used on the frames and touch up every one. Another problem was in the cutting on some of the frame's corners. A few did not line up properly causing gaps between the 45 degree angles which also had to be filled with wood filler and painted over.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you had with the finish on these frame sections. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out to see what we can do to help.
Looks great but handle carefully.
By Ruby's Mom
This frame looked great when put together. It is made from a very soft wood, so it can be easily damaged. I bought it for a short-term exhibition, would buy something sturdier for long-term display. I'd buy it again for the same purpose. BTW, I couldn't find the wedges for one set of the sides. I needed them in a hurry for an upcoming due date. Called Customer Service and they rushed me some more wedges. Dick Blick has excellent Customer Service!
one less straight
from Wichita Falls, TX
I have bought these frames previously. They are easy to assemble and look and feel very nice. However, both times there was on side of one frame in a batch of eight or ten that was slightly off so the assembled frame does not lie perfectly flat. I think that one piece must have warped a bit. Once you have glued it, you can't easily take it apart to take out the bad piece.
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