How to frame a record cover & album

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How to frame a record cover & album
The right frame can turn your record album into art (record image by Pefkos from Fotolia.com)

A vinyl record and album cover framed together can make an aesthetic decoration for your home or office. It can also be a conversation piece and a way to preserve and display a piece of music memorabilia. Framing is easy to do, but can be costly.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Matting
  • Frame
  • Glass to fit

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the record cover and album. Generally, records are 10 inches across and album covers are 12 inches by 12 inches. Some vary so double check this by measuring.

  2. 2

    Cut a mat large enough to fit both your cover and album. If you do not have a mat or experience in cutting, go to your local framing shop to have them cut one for you.

  3. 3

    Measure the size of the mat, length by width, and find a frame fitting those dimensions. Pick a frame that is right for you. Make sure you like the colour, shape and design before making a purchase.

  4. 4

    Lay the mat down on the glass in the frame. Place your album and cover on the open part of the mat. Put the back part of the frame over that and secure it into place.

Tips and warnings

  • Pick a mat and frame colour that match the colour of the wall you plan to hang it on, and pick colours that make the album and cover stand out.

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