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!
All other sizes other than specifically listed are not braced. Custom bracing is available. Contact us for details.
24" x 48", 24" x 36", 30" x 30", and 36" x 36" are single-braced (left)
24" x 60", 30" x 40", 30" x 42", 36" x 48", 40" x 40", 48" x 48", and 48" x 60" are h-braced (right)
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 was in a bind and needed some well made panels quickly. rexart came through brilliantly.
High Quality Product (5/5)
Aug 12, 2019
RexArt always produces a high quality product! I recently received a 48'x60' board that I purchased from another online company, because I was 'saving some money'...but I definitely got what I paid for! The back was completely coming off the front surface and the backing was falling off. I immediately regretted not paying the extra money to go with RexArt on this large board! Now I have to hire a carpenter to come fix it. -- my Rex boards came super fast, and were packaged snuggly in the box!! I purchase two 24'x48' panels and two 30'x30' panels, all in PERFECT condition! I've learned my lesson! RexArt all the way!! Thank you!
REVISED REVIEW (5/5)
Aug 7, 2019
Sarah G C
REVISED REVIEW: earlier I reported that I received damaged panels from Rex Art. After being contacted by their customer service in response to my negative review, I realize that it was MY MISTAKE! I had ordered cradled panels from several vendors for comparison, and now realize that the damaged order was from an entirely different vendor. The ones I received from Rex Art were, in fact, perfectly made, came on time, and offered at a fair price. I am totally impressed with the level of personal commitment from the company, so would very much like, not only to set the record straight, but offer my sincere apology for my previous review. Thank you Rex Art for a job well done. :-)
Great Product AND Service! (5/5)
May 30, 2014
Windsor Heights Io US
I placed a large order for these panels online on Monday, which was a holiday. On Tuesday morning, I received a call from a Rex Art representative to confirm the order. He told me that it might take a week for them to arrive. Two large boxes of panels were delivered to my house THE NEXT DAY! That is unbelievable service! The panels are very well made, and I have tested plenty of brands. They are also reasonably priced and come in a fantastic variety of sizes. This will be the only panel I use for my art business from now on. Thank you!
Best Cradled Wood Panels! (5/5)
Apr 26, 2013
Hummelstown PA US
I ordered several different sizes of the cradled wood panels. They arrived five days EARLIER than estimated and they are great quality! I will definitely be ordering more in the future. Please let your supplier know how great the product is and keep them coming!
Best Panels (5/5)
Sep 3, 2012
Lander Wy US
I only use these panels, they are museum quality. The galleries that represent me and collectors of the work are impressed with them as well. I place large orders of panels several times a year.
Cradled wood Artist Panel (5/5)
Aug 27, 2012
Baronet Da US
This is a great product for a great price. I use it for myself, as a professional artist, and I recommend it to all my students.
Perfectionist Artist Approved (5/5)
Jul 18, 2012
Columbus Oh US
I just wanted to express my admiration of the quality of these panels. They are perfectly measured and balanced making them much better than the ones available at the national art stores. These items are less expensive, come in more sizes and are better quality than any other I have purchased. I hope you continue to supply these items and pass along my satisfaction to the product maker.
I will be continually ordering more for the foreseeable future as they are essential to my sellable artworks.
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