Made with pride in the Pacific Northwest, these wood panels are constructed with a Baltic Birch face and a smooth solid Poplar cradle (frame around the back). The cradled back ensures no warping, flexing, stretching, and makes for easy hanging. As the panels get larger the cradle includes more support bars and corners, ensuring solid construction for the most discerning professionals. These panels have a depth of 7/8".
The panel surface has no seams, large knots or raised fibers. The artist can use it as is in its natural state or treat it with various primers or gesso for each individual approach. The panels are made with the highest quality in mind, so all sides and the back are sanded smooth to be left natural or to be stained or painted leaving no need for framing. With the all-around clean finish, some artists use the cradled side of the panel for their artwork. A gesso primer may be applied to add some tooth, but is not necessary to seal the surface. Also available in a depth of 1-5/8".
Panels larger than 30" x 40" require Store Pickup.