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Anatomy of a Beetlewood Print

Anatomy of a Beetlewood Print

beetlewood framed print, tofino bc

beetlewood framed print, tofino bc

beetlewood framed print, tofino bc

beetlewood framed print, reverse side

beetlewood framed print, whistler

beetlewood framed print, reverse side

 

Detailed photos of a beetlewood canvas and diabond print. The canvas prints use a 3/4 inch stretched canvas on an internal wood frame that's then fastened to a shadow box constructed of beetlewood sourced in the Oakanagan Valley of British Columbia - one of the areas hit hardest by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Dibond prints require a slightly different approach to fastening, but the frames themselves are identical in construction.

These photos also show the different fastening set-ups of the smaller and larger prints. Whereas the 12x18" print frames shown in these photos use a simple wire hanger, the larger and heavier 30x40 uses a heavy-duty 2-point hanging system. In my experience, both are simple to hang, however you'll need a proper stud-finder and level to safely hang the larger ones.