METAL PLATE MOUNTED FREELY
Mounting a retro metal plate in a DISTANCE frame
Not only pictures can be framed, but also metal signs can be artistically presented in a picture frame. Of course, this raises the question of suitable mounting!
In the example, we show you how to present real vintage metal signs, or those that imitate the nostalgic look, in a picture frame. In true style, signs can be fixed in the frame with screws. This suits the authentic charm of the metal sign and at the same time is a stable reversible mounting that is perfect for conservation. This keeps the work in retro style and gives it a unique vintage flair.
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- Drilling machine
Here's how it works:
- Flat nuts
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For a stylish floating installation of the sign, which is often several millimetres thick, we recommend the use of a DISTANCE frame. For our example, we have chosen a DISTANCE D10 wood 10 Natural walnut magnetic frame. The simple brown tone harmonizes perfectly with the rust nuances of the sign and thus offers it the ideal stage.
As soon as you have found the right frame, you can start mounting the sign. First remove the glass, spacer bars and the overframe and place the sign in the desired position. Make sure that the side distance is even to achieve a harmonious end result. In order to stay true to the metal style of the plate, we have decided to secure it with nails. Due to their ease of use, we used hex head machine screws in our example.
After placing the sign, mark the position of the screws on the back wall with a pencil. Then carefully drill holes at the marked locations. Thanks to the KAPA hard foam back panel of our DISTANCE magnetic frames, this is child's play!
In the next step, insert the screws through the drilled holes. If the screws are longer than the thickness of the back wall, shorten them to the correct length afterwards. Alternatively, you can also use screws of the appropriate length directly to save yourself this extra step.
After the screws have been passed through the holes provided for them, they are screwed tight on the back with a flat nut. To further protect the nuts and prevent them from being unscrewed unintentionally, it is possible to stick a strip of Tyvek tape over the nuts.
And the sign is ready to be mounted! Within a few minutes you have given your vintage metal plate the perfect stage and at the same time stayed true to the retro style. Framing in a picture frame also offers additional protection and helps to preserve the sign in the best possible way.
If you have any questions or need advice on finding the perfect picture frame for your sign, our customer service team will be happy to help.