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Picture Frame - Sizing

The size of a picture frame is the ‘ INSIDE ‘ of the frame. If a frame is 10cm x 10cm the frame will fit an item 10cm x 10cm, see figure 3 below

3mm to 6mm is added on to the size of the picture frame to enable the comfortable removal of the backing and glazing for the item to be fitted, in the example of a 10cm x 10cm picture frame the inside of the frame shown in Figure 3 is 10.3cm – 10.6cm

 

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1.The outside to the outside of the frame is incorrect.

Inside to Inside.20

 

2.The inside to the inside of frame from the front is incorrect.
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3.The inside to the inside of the frame from the back is correct.

 

As a picture frame has a rebate, when the item is fitted inside the frame the total viewing area at the front of the frame will be approximately 10mm smaller than the picture frame size

 

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The edges of the item inside the frame will be covered by the width of the rebate.

 

 Frame boundry item only  Frame boundry mount only
 Example with no mount  Example with a mount

 

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