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.
Our custom panels are designed to allow you to be creative, and choose the size and profile that works best for your creative project. Maybe you wanted 2 - 16 x 24 x 2.5" and 1 - 16 x 28 x 4" for a unique tryptic? Not to worry, we can do it! Simply use our custom panel calculator below, choose your sizes, profile width and whether you wanted a bevel or not.
We offer most sizes as small as 4 x 4, and up to 48 x 60. Panels larger than 48 x 60 may vary in pricing vs. quoted by the calculator after order placement since we may upgrade your panel to 1/4" facing material vs. 1/8". Keep in mind that panels larger than 48 x 60 require special materials to produce, and must be crated to be shipped safely. Thus, they are much more expensive to produce.
We offer an amazing selection of profile widths. You can choose, 7/8", 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3", 4" or even 6". How awesome is that? Have an idea for something in between, or even more exotic? Email us, and we will put our heads together to see what we can do to accommodate your vision
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, just select the bevel option. There is no additional charge - just choose what you like and what suites your creative personality!
Bracing on all our panels are provided on larger sizes in the corners, center or H-bracing (see below). The amount or style of bracing will depend on the size ordered, and our experience of what is required for your custom size. If you have a special bracing request please let us know by including a comment with your order, and we will get back to you with the available options. Additional costs may apply.
When choosing your panels you may also want to consider ordering 2 or more of the same size custom panels. We give you 25% off when you order 2 or more of the same panel. Why? Because we save time when we can set up to do more than one size of a panel, and we pass those savings on to you! We give an even bigger, 34% discount, if you order 12 or more of the same sized panel! Stock up, and save even more!
Also when placing your order consider maximizing your freight charges. Panel orders do not qualify for our free shipping promotion. Being made of quality wood they are heavy, and FedEx charges a lot to ship them. Sometimes it is not even the weight, but FedEx charges us a dimensional weight. Dimensional weight calculates a weight greater than the actual weight due to the size of the box. We hate giving the money to FedEx as much as you do! The more panels you order the less you will pay per panel for shipping.
Questions or concerns? Please give us a call or email us. As a 4th generation, small family business, we are here to help you, and want to make sure you are satisfied!
Available at a great discount - save up to 34% when getting 12 or more!
24" x 24" Panels are braced on the corners only
24" x 36", 30" x 30", and 36" x 36" are single-braced (left)
30" x 40", 30" x 42", 36" x 48", 40" x 40", 48" x 48", and 48" x 60" are h-braced (right)
Please note: Sometimes our on-line calculator for custom panels will not calculate pricing for extremely narrow or long panels. Sizes that are 4 times longer (or greater) than the width will not calculate properly, and we would contact you for updated pricing. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us or email us.
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’m a professional artist, and I work mainly on cradled wood panels. I love these panels. They have a huge selection of sizes and depths, and their custom panels are fantastic. Their customer service is also top notch, and very responsive. If you’re looking for custom wood panels, this is the place to buy them. Highly recommend!
Great Quality Panels (5/5)
Sep 13, 2019
Metairie LA US
I ordered 2 custom size panels. Rex Art had the lowest price of anywhere i checked and the quality was better than standard panels I buy from other sources. Will definitely buy again.
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. :-)
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