How to adhere foam board spacers to aluminium moulding

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Re: How to adhere foam board spacers to aluminium moulding

Postby artyst » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:18 pm

Steve N wrote:In England, we tend to call it mountcard, while you call it a mat, the same really

Once you have made the box, folded up the sides, use wet gum tape to join the corners, once dry , the corners will be solid, if you make the box about 1mm smaller than the glass, once you have mounted the artwork and are ready to assemble, put the (cleaned ) glass on top of your box, run some tape (P90 should be okay) along the side of the glass (about 3-4mm in from the edge of the glass, and fold down onto the outside of the box, you will then have one solid package, once you have put the frame together, have a look on the front, if any tape is showing, run a brand new sharp blade along the sight edge of the frame to trim any excess tape


I think I like this whole box angle. What thickness should the mountcard have for this to work?
And why exactly do you leave 1mm of glass popping out on the sides, why not make it same exact size?
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Re: How to adhere foam board spacers to aluminium moulding

Postby JFeig » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:35 pm

Steve and others answered your question to angled sides.
The board is the basic 1.2 mm mountboard. You can add strips of foam board to the sides to add a support ledge for the glass.
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Re: How to adhere foam board spacers to aluminium moulding

Postby artyst » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:54 pm

Well thanks to all those who took the time to answer anyway.
I think I will first try to do a simple frame from mountboard and place it in, if that doesn't work then I will try the box approach.
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