how to measure a strut back frame
All of our measurements are taken from the inside of the frame, meaning all measurements listed are to take, for example a 12×10 frame fits a 12×10 insert.
When measuring for a frame, your insert should be the same size as the back of the frame, as shown here.
All our measurements are listed Height x Width, on a Portrait basis. However, they can be easily turned on their side to become Landscape; if so, keep in mind to invert the measurements to Width x Height.
How to measure a plain back frame
With the exception of the strut, all of our Plain Back frames are measured the same way as our Strut Back frames.
When measuring for a Plain Back frame, your insert should be the same size as the back of the frame, as shown here.
As with Plain Back frames, all our measurements are listed Height x Width, on a Portrait basis. Again, they can be easily turned on their side to become Landscape; if so, keep in mind to invert the measurements to Width x Height.
On all of our product pages, in the photo gallery, you will find a moulding diagram (see left). This diagram will provide all of the measurements for that specific moulding, including:
A – Moulding Depth
B – Moulding Width
C – Rebate Depth
D – Rebate Width
There will also be an indicator showing the front of the moulding. These measurements can be used to calculate the overall dimensions of your final frame.
HOW TO MEASURE THE OVERALL FRAME
To calculate the overall dimensions of the frame, follow these 3 easy steps:
Step 1.) Decide on the size of frame you will need.
Step 2.) Using the Moulding Diagram, find the Width measurement (B) of your chosen moulding and multiply it by 2, to account for both sides of the frame.
Step 3.) Add this figure on to both the width and height of your chosen size to find the overall width and height of your final frame.
Please note, this will give you the closest dimensions possible, however we cannot guarentee they will be exact.