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Constructing Display Boards

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Toulouse95
Sun, 16 May 1999 21:55:45 EDT


What are the best materials to use make custom display boards? All I know to
do is use a plywood or Luan backing, face with sheet of cork, and stretch
fabric over it. I'll then have them mounted to the art room walls with angle
iron for changing displays of varied-sized student work (with push pins or
staples). I am planning on doing one whole wall, from countertops up about 5'
up (to below some conduit) and various areas in the room, utilizing all the
blank areas of wall space. I've made do with tape this year while they
finished up the remodeling of the room, and it has been very time consuming
and frustrating, re-hanging pieces repeatedly.

Does anyone have any better suggestion? The superintendent suggested tack
strips, but I think they are sort of ugly if not all in use, and aren't as
flexible for small sized pieces (matted 4x6 photos to 24x36 2D pieces).

I have been out of the e-mail circuit for a while and hate to pop back in for
more advice, but... Hopefully summer months will bring more time and
opportunities to contribute again. I miss corresponding with my Artsednet
friends.

Mary Jane


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