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backing board is too small

Post by sarah1 » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 2:35 pm

Hi everyone,
I've been asked to frame something that it much larger than I normally frame. It's 100cm x 120cm. I've just checked my mdf backing boards and they're not large enough. I rang the suppliers and they only have that size. Any suggestions?

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Re: backing board is too small

Post by Gesso&Bole » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 2:41 pm

There are a number of options, what is it you are framing?
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Re: backing board is too small

Post by sarah1 » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 3:13 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. It's a map which is thick. 100 cm x 120 cm.

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Re: backing board is too small

Post by JonathanB » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 4:01 pm

Wessex do MDF in up to 2500 x 1240 and also offer a cut to size service from their Leatherhead branch if you don't do large items too often. Similar sizes available in foam centred board.
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Post by Gesso&Bole » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 4:26 pm

You can get MDF in 8ft by 4ft sheets at B&Q or timber merchants. B&Q will cut to size. Otherwise get a large sheet of foamcor
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Post by prospero » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 5:08 pm

I keep a few sheets of 6x4' MDF for those awkward big jobs. They happen to be the exact size of my benchtop as well
so make good working surfaces. :D
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Re: backing board is too small

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 08 Feb, 2021 5:17 pm

I get oversized MDF cut to size by my local hardware shop. It's so much easier that cutting it myself. I though that was probably what we all did!
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