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How to mount your canvas on a frame and save 25 bucks

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on marts 19, 2009

So you’re not rich, and don’t want to spend all your money having a professional mounting your canvas on a wooden frame.

Professionals usually charge 5-6 dollars per meter of wood used for the frame, so it quickly adds up.

Doing it yourself is easy, and can save you a lot of money. In the case of the canvas I am stretching in this video, I would have been paying 25-30 dollars to have it mounted.

Given that I can do it in 15-20 minutes myself, it makes a nice saving of 75-120 dollars per hour of work invested – tax free!

Here’s how to go about it

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