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« on: August 25, 2003 11:23:35 PM »

We bought this great J. Otto Seibold poster  at Mass Moca and knew we'd never be able to actually afford a frame to go with it. The poster was $40 and the frame was something crazy like $400!

Just tacking up the poster with that silly putty stuff or thumb tacks didn't seem right. So, we decided that there must be a way to make a cheap, cool-looking "frame" for this gigantic poster.  

Supplies:
threaded rod (1/4")  X 2
hacksaw
paper binders X 10
nails X 10

We used 1/4" threaded rod because we feared that anything bigger would weight down the paper too much . So, we measured out the threaded rod so that it was about the same width as the poster and cut it with the hacksaw.

Next we just attached the binder clips to the rod (about 5 across), inserted the poster, and hung it on nails on the wall--like so:



We did the same for the bottom so that the poster wouldn't fly up everytime we walked through the room.  At first I was worried that the whole thing would tumble down, but it's been a year and (knock on wood) it hasn't yet!



It's not as sophisticated as real frame, but I think this does the job and has a vaguely sleek look about it.

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References:
http://www.jotto.com/

http://www.massmoca.org/

http://www.homedepot.com/


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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2003 12:04:08 AM »

That looks excellent Simone! Thanks for sharing the idea.

I also totally dig the look of J Otto Seibold's illustrations. The little hallway they have dedicated to him at Mass Moca is very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2003 05:51:56 AM »

Ooooh, that is a great idea!  I have a huge world map that I have been unable to find an inexpensive but cool frame for... the dowels could be the answer!  Provided I can find some long enough (the map is quite wide) I will definetly be giving this a try.  Thanks!  Kiss
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2003 01:37:23 PM »

This is perfect!!  I have been going absolutely nuts trying to think of a way to hang my artwork up cheaply.  This will definitly work.  I'm not sure what the rods are you're talking about, though.  I'm thinking I'll use wooden dowel rods & paint them to match the artwork.  I'll paint the clips, too.  Thank you!

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2003 06:48:13 PM »

Simone, I love this idea. I have dozens of posters from my years in Japan that I would love to have up on the wall. This is totally doable.

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2003 08:14:57 PM »

Wow! such a great idea

my BF bought me the exact same MassMoca humoungo-poster and it's been carefully rolled and stored... UNTIL NOW that is!

thanks a barrelful!
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2003 03:31:08 PM »

hey suzyQ...I almost used that exact same quote!!!  (She's crafty- and she's just my type)
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