The final lacquer finish has been applied and the carving is ready to frame. There are two important measurements you’ll want to take on your frame before you even begin the carving. They are pictured below.
You’ll need to know the width of the inside of the frame so you can give your pattern enough blank space before the carving begins. In other words, you wouldn’t want part of your carving to be behind that part of the frame.
You’ll also need measure the depth of the frame and make arrangements to fill in any gap behind the carving. The next installment will show methods for filling this gap and ways to secure the carving in the frame.