Artists have been painting on wood paint panels for centuries. Many old world paintings have survived due to the longevity of the wooden panels they were painted on. Wood panels offer a solid surface to paint on and are simple to hang and display.
Manufactured in the U.S.A. using 1/8" Baltic Birch facing with no seams or patches on the panel and Wisconsin kiln dried select basswood is used for the cradling. Finely sanded and ready for your primer or for use as a craft panel. There is no sealer or treatment applied to wood we use when our panels are constructed, and delivered to you. As such, as all natural wood products, they can warp regardless of cradling, and care should be given regarding the exposure of panels to variations in heat and humidity to try to mitigate the potential for warping. We do recommend priming the surface of the panel with at least one coat of an isolation primer, such as gesso or varnish, and we also recommend sealing the back of the panel with varnish. No current methodology can guarantee a wooden panel from warping, but sealing the front and back of your panel will absolutely insure a much better chance that a panel will not warp over time.
By default our panels come with a 90 degree edge. We also offer a beveled edge that has a slight angle on all the edges and corners of our panels, which smooths the facing of the panel near the edges. Don't want a 90 degree edge, and want a beveled edge? No problem, simply let us know in your order comments. There is no additional charge - just choose what you like and what suites your creative personality!
Available at a great discount - save even more when you buy in cases of 6!
Please note: The sizes listed for the cradled wood panels are accurate within approximately 1/4" of actual size. Please see our custom panel page if you need panels built to exact specifications.
Please note: The cradles of our panels are constructed of basswood, which is a soft wood by nature. Small imperfections, divots, or "smushes" can occasionally occur during transit. A panel that is received with these slight imperfections will not be replaced. Smushes like the ones shown in the photo below can be easily returned to their original shape by leaving a damp sock or towel on the surface for approximately one hour, then removing and leaving to dry naturally.
Damages to the cradle (anything other than the face of the panel) that arise during shipment must be greater than a 2" x 2" square to be claimed as damage to be replaced. Damages that are smaller than this size (see photo below) can easily be chipped out, repaired with a small amount of wood filler and do not affect the painting surface in any way. Any damage to the cradle of the panel larger than 2" x 2" square please notify us with an email including photographs of the damage.
If the surface of the panel is damaged during transit it would be replaced once pictures have been forwarded and we have reviewed the damage claim.
Our cradled wooden panels are constructed of basswood and Baltic birch, and are raw wood. There is no sealer or treatment applied to wood we use when our panels are constructed, and delivered to you. As such, as all natural wood products, they can warp regardless of cradling, and care should be given regarding the exposure of panels to variations in heat and humidity to try to mitigate the potential for warping. We do recommend priming the surface of the panel with at least one coat of an isolation primer, such as gesso or varnish, and we also recommend sealing the back of the panel with varnish. No current methodology can guarantee a wooden panel from warping, but sealing the front and back of your panel will absolutely insure a much better chance that a panel will not warp over time.
Lastly, there is absolutely no expressed or implied warrantee or guarantee with our cradled wood panels. We do not guarantee that that our panels will remain warp free over the course of time, and using our panels is exclusively at your own risk. It is the responsibility of the client to do their due diligence and apply the best practices with the use of our cradled wooden panels. Rex Art will not be responsible for any claim of a panel warping beyond our 7 day window after delivery of the panel to advise of any warping, nor is there any recourse on our part for a panel claim beyond the 7 day period. If you have received a panel that is warped within our 7 day notification period please let us know and send us photos, and we will promptly replace or credit you.
By purchasing our panels you confirm that you have read and accepted our policy regarding panel sizing, guarantee and incidental damage during transit. Thank you!
I've been using these panels from RexArt for nearly two years for mounting fine art photographs. I stain and drill the cradles for easy hanging and clients love the contemporary look.
Only on occasion do I find a cradle with a small dent, which is easily taken care of using their instructions. And once in a while I find the cradle surface to be a bit rough and need of sanding. Otherwise, they're pretty darn consistent in terms of quality.
RexArt's range of sizes exceeds that of other sources so I can get all but one that should be standard: 16x24. For some reason this is considered a custom size, so I have to order it elsewhere. Maybe someday?
It can take a week to 10 days for them to get an order out, so bake that into your plans. But their customer service folks (Marshall) does try to move things along when possible.
In short, good product, good pricing, good customer service.
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