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7 Steps to Better Framing & Layouts

What is Framing? No, not the picture kind - It’s the interior skeleton that holds most structures together. But it’s more than just a few sticks of wood and nails. If it’s not done correctly, it’s going to be more like a house of cards that’s ready to topple over at any minute. Kevin Spacey might approve, but your building inspector won’t. Whether you’re framing an interior wall or an entire house, consider these seven important framing tips and layout tricks to prevent your next framing project from looking like an old shanty that’s ready to fall to pieces.

On Center or Off Center?

When you’re pulling a measurement across the face of your top and bottom plate for a stud layout, typically the layout is 16” on center, right? But more often than not, when the measurements get pulled, the person doing the layout makes their marks on each 16” increment. The problem with that is that now the layout is off-center. If you attach a piece of plywood, sheetrock or other panel goods to the studs, it’s going to be off where the stud breaks with the edge of the board. To ensure your layout is correct, you’ll need to set the layout ¾” behind the actual 16” increment. This pushes the studs over just enough so the next piece of plywood, sheetrock, etc. breaks perfectly on a stud.

Top and Bottom Plates

This mistake happens quite often when you’ve got multiple walls to frame-up. The bottom plates or top plates get cut to the wrong length and you end up having to buy more materials because you just wasted everything. The best way to ensure top and bottom plates remain consistent when they are cut is to lay out everything on the ground first. Snapping chalk lines is just the start. Add header measurements, door openings and angles to the floor layout. This way you can place the top and bottom plates against the floor layout to make sure you have accurate cuts every time.

Look Up

While interior walls usually don’t do much but look pretty, bearing walls hold all of the weight of the roof. And more often than not, the layout under these extra important walls gets off somehow. One of the easiest ways to keep a good layout is to just copy the truss/joists/rafters from up above. Wherever a rafter bears onto a wall, you’ll need a stud directly underneath. Where hips, girders and other heavy-duty trusses land, you’ll need to double or even triple up the studs to accept the load. Check with your local inspector or building code for specific requirements.

Stagger Those Seams

Top and bottom plates often have seams where two boards join together. And no matter how many nails you put into it, it’s going to be the weakest point in the wall. So how do you prevent these weak spots without buying a 30’ long 2×4? You simply stagger the seams. Be sure that you keep the top plate seam as far away from the bottom plate seam as possible to prevent weak spots in your wall framing.

Sandwiched Walls

Framing a Door OpeningLet’s say you’re building a house that’s rectangular in shape. Two of those walls are going to be long and two of them are going to be sandwiched between the other two walls. But when you’re covering those walls with a plywood exterior, the layout needs to be adjusted to accommodate the extra 3 ½” that each wall adds – otherwise you’ll end up with a small 3 ½” rip on each side and the wall won’t be as structurally sound as it should be. Hang your tape over the edge of plates 3 ½” to get the right 16” on center layout.

Snow Load

Have you ever wondered what those little black diamonds are on your tape measure? Those are snow load layouts. They bring the conventional 24” rafter layout closer together for a stronger roof. By bringing the rafters closer together at 19 3/16” increments, you increase the strength of the roof enough to prevent snow from crashing through your roof,  and let's face it in Saskatchewan you never know what the weather is going to throw at you ...so be prepared for anything! 

Good Looking Layout

While this isn’t exactly framing-related, it’s still worth mentioning. Some layouts don’t get hidden by drywall or plywood. For instance, spindles on a porch railing are visible forever. Since they need to be a maximum of four inches apart in most locales, it tends to make the layout look wonky once it fits between the support posts if the measurement isn’t an even number. And when measurements between support posts aren’t consistent, it can really make your layout look like a kid did the job. An instant cure for this dilemma is to start your layout from the center and layout the spindles towards each support post. This way, no matter what the measurement, you can be sure the layout looks smooth and consistent all the way around the porch. You’ll still want to verify where the spindles at the edge will wind up as  sometimes this approach can land a spindle too close to the end. If that’s the case, an offset, or narrowing the gaps slightly might be needed.

   

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Share 6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Framing

The J & S Picture Frame Warehouse team believe that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice and workmanship for all of your framing needs.They simply offer the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon.  J & S Picture Frame Warehouse are your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framers. Read their 6 top tips about custom picture framing in their latest tip!


6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Custom Framing


# 1 - Aesthetic Component:

The aesthetic component of a custom frame can enhance your artwork, photo or keepsake -- giving your piece that special finished look.  As well as adding some PIZZAZZ to your home décor and showing your own taste and style. J & S Picture Frame Warehouse is a qualified picture framing designer and they will help you with your choices. 



"We chose warm mats and a golf frame and fillet for this Venice painting. It really suited it."






# 2 - Preservation:

The practical or preservation part of custom framing helps to ensure the piece is protected from fading and the breaking down of the art to become damaged.  Preservation of custom framing helps to prevent the damage among art before it's too late. When your art has been damaged, it is almost impossible to restore it without the help of a professional restoration expert. For any piece that is valuable, collectable, or just has great sentimental value to you -- it's important to use the right materials to preserve it in order for proper protection.


# 3 - Custom Framing:

Custom framing can be applied to almost anything. From one painting to a photo, to needlework, or any 3-dimensional keepsakes. Don't be put off by the term Custom Framing.

People often associate it with expensive, which isn't always the case. At J & S, they use options to prevent expensive pricing for their customers. They can use a stock frame and then customize the matting and glazing to protect your artwork, or they can use a moulding that is not so costly. Show the framing experts and they will do their best to work within your budget.



"This picture was to be placed in a man cave. We matched a rusty looking frame up with the rust on the traction. The results were outstanding." 




# 4 - Customizing Mirrors:

Framed mirrors can add so much to your living space.

Mirrors can make your room look larger and lighter with the right placement. A framed mirror will also add character and style to your space. 


# 5 - Old Photo Restoration:

Old family photographs, old wedding photographs, and birth certificates can be restored to look like new.

At J & S, they do this by scanning the damaged piece and using the computer to restore it to its original state. The piece is then printed on acid-free paper, using UV inks so they will last for generations to come. The file can be kept by you to share it with the rest of your family. You can now frame that piece of family history and enjoy it every day. It is protected, no matter the age. It's fun for younger generations to learn about their family history and to be proud of their heritage.





# 6 - Beware of DIY Framing:

Beware of DIY Framing. It may be fun to do your own framing by using old frames and frames from the big box stores. You can actually ruin an art piece or collector piece because of the quality of the materials used.


"If something is worth framing, it's worth framing well."


Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

As always, you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at  J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your TRUSTED SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store!


Trusted Saskatoon framers J & S Picture Frame Warehouse share an article on matting

 J & S Picture Frame Warehouse believe that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice and workmanship for all of your framing needs.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse simply offers the best selection of framing materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon. Quality is paramount at J & S Picture Frame warehouse they are the best framers in Saskatoon - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse is your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Frame Experts.


TO MAT OR NOT TO MAT YOUR ARTWORK & PHOTOGRAPHS . . .



Have you ever wondered why mats are used in framing artwork and photographs?  

Martha Stewart shares some matting examples here :


Well, they serve several purposes.  One of the main purposes is to protect the piece in which you are framing.   Artwork and photographs over time, and with temperature changes, can stick to the glass if there is no barrier in between the piece and the glass. Glossy photographs are the most likely to stick to glass – matte finish papers usually won’t.


A piece of fine art should be allowed to ‘breathe’ in the frame (expand and contract) and the mat allows for that. The mat serves as a layer of protection so that the image is not in contact with the glass.  Especially if you have an original piece of art (like a pastel) or a photograph that you want to preserve for years to come.  



No Mat vs Mat


Another way that mats are used is to make an image stand out.  When you mat your image it can help by adding depth and dimension to your piece, thus making the eye focus in on the image.  It can also help enhance certain colors in the piece making them pop off the page.  If you would like to add more depth and dimension to your work you can double or even triple mat your piece.  Also, if you have a small image, instead of enlarging it you can put a larger mat on it, making the piece overall a lot bigger.

Most picture framers will have dozens of colors and textures to choose from to help enhance your piece and help you show off your precious piece of artwork and photographs, as well as show off a little of your personality at the same time. 


 

Double Mat



Always choose mats that are acid-free so they will not harm your artwork or photographs and the bevel will not yellow over time.  

So…. to mat or not? Some pieces of art need to be matted; pastels (so the color doesn’t transfer to the glass), needlework, shiny photos, and delicate papers like rice paper. 

It also comes down to budget  – single mat vs triple mat – and personal preference. Same with the width of mats. I love the look of a wide mat on a piece of art… others don’t.


                                    

Triple Mat


As always you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse they are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store! 

Trusted Saskatoon Framers J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Celebrate 40 Years in Business!

 J & S Picture Frame Warehouse believe that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice and workmanship for all of your framing needs.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse simply offers the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon. Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse are Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framer Experts.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Saskatoon Celebrates 40 Years in Business! 

It’s been 40 long, exciting, and change-filled years since J&S opened their doors in 1978. For four decades, J&S Picture Frame Warehouse has been offering premium picture framing services to the people of Saskatoon out of their Jessop Avenue Store, in the Sutherland neighbourhood. As part of celebrating this extraordinary milestone, we decided to sit down with the current Owner and Operator of J&S , Sherry Morris and learn more about her story.

There and Back Again 

Sherry was born and raised in the Yorkton, SK area. She is the daughter of a farmer and rancher, and one of six siblings. Growing up, Sherry was always into art, and when an opportunity to apprentice with a picture framer in Toronto presented itself, she jumped at it. Sherry apprenticed under a man named Tino Tamburi – a Turkish-Italian immigrant who owned 8 stores in Toronto. Under Tino’s instruction, Sherry learned the art of selecting, preparing, and assembling materials into beautiful, high-quality frames.

Sherry ended up liking the profession. She brought her skills back home and started J&S Picture framing with her Husband Jack, and her brother Sam. While the “J&S” initialism referred to the owner’s names, in the early days they affectionately ascribed the meaning “Juggle & Struggle” to their business name. Despite the early challenges, the team persevered and established themselves as a trusted business.

When sitting down with Sherry she described herself as a “big-big family person”. You get a sense of the aptness of this description the moment you walk into the shop. The warm and welcoming staff combined with the beautifully framed local artwork makes it a very pleasant place to walk through and enjoy. Among the local artwork are pictures of Sherry on her various adventures through the world – Kenya, Egypt, China – and a healthy share of space devoted to pictures of Kane, Sherry’s beloved pooch. For good measure, the artwork of the extremely talented J&S staff members hangs among the other displays. This scene reflects-back perfectly on the kind of shop J&S is – a local business that treats their talented staff like family and strives to make everyone who walks in the door feel like part of that same family.  

Check out this slideshow walking us through the 40 years of J&S history!


Congrats on 40 Years of Great Service – Here’s To Many More!

On behalf of the entire Trusted Saskatoon Community, we want to say an enormous CONGRATULATIONS on 40 years in business - what an accomplishment! We’re proud to promote you as Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framing Experts, and thank you for being an amazing Trusted Saskatoon Partner since the very beginning!


J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your Saskatoon Framing experts tip on Expressing Your Style and Creativity

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse- Saskatoon Framers simply offers the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon . Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else? J & S Are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS

Express Your Style & Creativity:

Nestled in one of Saskatoon’s oldest neighbourhoods, this locally-owned company creates conversation pieces that stand the test of time. It only takes one trip to understand the care and respect J&S Picture Frame Warehouse puts into their product. Whether you are a homeowner, artist or interior designer, they can help you express your style and creativity.

Owner Sherry Morris and her team deliver workmanship and customer service you can count on. From framing pictures, art, needlework and mirrors to photo restoration, the customer has always been Morris’ first priority.  J&S Picture Frame Warehouse is a turn-key operation where every piece of the puzzle is created in-shop. “We simply offer the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art,” Morris says.

Surrounded by an impeccably crafted showroom, Morris exudes knowledge as she explains the vast options available for quality custom picture framing and design. Fifteen years ago, the company expanded to include photo restoration and large format printing. Old photographs and documents are scanned in-house and restored with precision using a computer program. The dramatic enhancement in colour and quality allow customers to exhibit their piece with pride.

Gallery Wrap

Traditional techniques are gaining popularity in modern design. Canvas printing can include reproductions of an artist’s acrylic or oil painting or a cherished wedding photograph. A gallery wrap canvas gives clean lines to hang beautifully on your wall. Treated with a matte finish UV laminate and stretched onto a frame, canvases can also float in a frame for added detail.

Sports Memorabilia

You didn’t spend a lot of money on your collectable sports items to have them hang in the closet or be stuck in a drawer. J&S Picture Frame Warehouse creates impressive sports memorabilia displays. With a keen instinct for the craft, employees turn your beloved hockey or Rider gear into an intriguing collection you won’t want to hide.  Charming  shadow boxes frame- up anything from a treasured jersey to a prized signed hockey stick.

Giclee Printing

Gloria Parker’s fabulous landscape pastels express Saskatchewan’s beauty in breathtaking fashion. The talented Saskatoon artist captures her passion with incredible detail. Inspired by Mother Nature, her tranquil but vibrant pieces of art illustrate our exquisite surroundings. J&S Picture Frame Warehouse offers framed original work or prints by various artists, who can take advantage of giclee printing which is available on archival paper and canvas. It’s the perfect opportunity for creative minds to create a series of limited editions from their original artwork.

Family Photos

J&S Picture Frame Warehouse has a special knack for family photos. Offering the largest selection of framing and matting in the city, corners are never cut when creating a masterpiece to hang in your home. Vivid colours displayed on a stunning backdrop can be perfectly suited to your personal style. This black and white canvas photograph was recreated from a colour picture and updated with a red frame for a more modern look. Let your family photos come to life for everyone to see.

LED Lighting

Don’t let your family heirlooms or special travel keepsakes go unnoticed. Create a conversation piece –such as this incredible Aztec mask-with tasteful LED lighting. From showcasing important jewellery to accentuating a special gift, LED lighting transforms any item from lifeless to animate. The soft lights flatter intricate details and give spirit to your feature piece.

 

Find J & S Picture Frame Warehouse in Sutherland on Jessop, Fan them on Facebook Here for great Framing tips and updates.

 

You can find them on the Saskatoon Directory in the Trusted Photographers and Framing Category - they are your Trusted Saskatoon Framers!

 

 

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