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We've just broken our record for how big a frame we can make - 60 1/8" x 241 7/8"

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"Just wanted to say thanks again for the great job on those last two large frames. Top notch product and team that you guys have. They both were installed today and the clients were very pleased!"
Steve Gamler
StudioMule
www.studiomule.com

We would like to return the compliment to Steve and say, "Bravo!"  The amount of expertise involved in joining, finishing, and installing the painting is impressive.

60 1/8″ x 241 7/8″ Custom Milled Floater Frame

Paul Harryn
THE ODYSSEY, 2014
Ink and acrylic paint on stretched canvas (5)
5 ft. H x 20 ft. W
152.54 cm H x 609.6 cm W

Metropolitan works with some of the best exhibition crews in the country and this required a lot of expertise not only on our part but our customers. Our lumber suppliers supply us 10' boards. It is much more difficult to get boards over 12' and not possible over 20'. And, of course, the boards  need to be very straight. Therefore, this frame needed to be done in sections. We first custom milled the frame to have a wider face and base and deeper depth than our standard floater frame. We made this in 3 sections and the customer joined the sections with wood biscuits that we supplied. Crossbars were made to add stability to the frame. The frame was then routed out with our wedge system. Working with professionals is always fun. We took some pictures so you could get an idea how projects like this are done.
The work was installed 6/21/14 at Kutztown University's Schaeffer auditorium. Click to see a video of the painting and the actual installation.

 

The parts of the frame were joined with wood biscuits.

Metropolitan routed out the wood and supplied the biscuits for the three part frame.

Metropolitan routed out the ends of the frames and supplied the wedges so the customer could join the frame.

Metropolitan routed out the ends of the frames and supplied the wedges so the customer could join the frame.

Metropolitan drilled holes and provided screws for crossbars.

Metropolitan drilled holes and provided screws for crossbars.

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Metropolitan did a dry fit of all of the pieces before sending to customer for assembly.