Floater Frames Ideal for Showcasing Fine Art

July 17, 2018

Once you’ve acquired a fantastic piece of art, you need a frame to do it justice. Floater frames are our most popular option, given their affordability and visually appealing design. They don’t add a great deal of weight or bulk, and provide a clean profile that really helps your paintings or photo prints on canvas pop.


Use a floater frame, or floating frame, to showcase fine art affordably.

Floater frames are a sleek, affordable framing option that lets your artwork take center stage. Photo credit: UCSArt.com customer William Watson.


When you choose floater frames from Upper Canada Stretchers, you also benefit from our precision manufacturing and dovetail key design, which makes assembly a snap. Our floating frames are crafted of solid basswood, cut to your desired length within 1/32 of an inch, and shipped ready to assemble.

Once you’ve received your shipment, you can refer to this step-by-step guide on how to assemble floater frames with dovetail keys for help.

UCS customer, William Watson, recently sent us these photos of his floater frame. He had acquired a beautiful abstract piece by German-born artist Peter Norttrott, who’s known for his spectacular use of color and the vitality of each piece. The simplicity and clean profile of the frame allows the work itself to stand out, whereas a more ornate or thicker frame would compete for the eye’s attention.


Floater frames: UCSArt.com customer William Watson photo credit


Our floater frames come in 8 finishes: black, white, gold, dark brown, gold top, pewter top, silver top, unfinished or natural (clear-coated). Stock profiles ranging from 1.5″ to 2.25″ outside depth will accommodate canvases wrapped over stretcher bars up to 2" deep.

Explore your floater frame options and price out your next frame instantly here.

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If you’re looking for large or heavy-duty custom stretcher frames, this is what we specialize in, having created art supports as large as 30′ and more wide. Use our quick and easy Quote Form to get in touch with a framing expert to see how we can help.

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