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Department of Questional Engineering

So I bought these 12 x 12 frames, to fit my 12 x 12 art, like the Lurking Turnip and the wombat-and-gears piece that I will post after the con.

Like most precut frames, there's a panel that fits in the back, and it has two hangers on it, set at right angles.

So, I can hang it either as a 12 x 12 or as a...12 x 12.

I get the feeling somebody didn't really think this one through.

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Personally I like the 12x12

Maybe they liked the option of ...uh...having options?

How about four 3 X 3s?

:::nods:::: or 2 6x6s. which of course would be smaller because of the matte. heck, you could even hang four 2x2s matted properly.

I think you could get four 6x6s in a 12x12 frame, actually...

Re: definitely options

i'd want the snazzy mattes. fabric covers, fancy cuts :::grins:::

As a former pro framer myself, I suspect what was done is they just grabbed backing boards that were also used for 12x16 frames (a more common standard size than 12x12), and chopped off 4 inches on one side.

Alternatively, whatever machine puts the hangers on the boards does so automatically, regardless of size or shape, and it would be harder to put in only one, saving the cost of the hanger, but costing time and extra flexibility in programming the machine, than leave it alone for the square ones.

I think I agree with your second idea, but I think the first would leave the hanger four inches off of center...

Not totally useless. I used to have some abstract art that I would rotate 90 or 180 degrees every now and then. Makes it look like a whole new piece.

Hey, maybe it's for doofuses like me who put art in frames, turn it over, and realize- whoops, the hanger's on the SIDE, now, and my dancing people are gonna be horizontal? At least this way I get a 50-50 chance of getting it right.

What if you put the thing in totally upside down?

*laughs* As I said, my chance is still only 50-50 of having a hangable picture. But it's still better than nothing.

It's so you can put in two screws and hang it diagonally, or at some arbitrary angle.

"Is that picture hung crooked?"



Yup that's what I was about to say.

You should try painting one angled piece, Ursula. Just to frustrate the buyer to no end. ^.^

*laugh* Along with me, as I try to upload diamond shaped files...

Eh, just upload square files and include a 45-degree angle under the picture to show your viewers which way to tilt their heads.

Oh that's so you can hang it as a diamond shape by using both hangers.

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