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Frame recommendations for a 48x48 baseplate?

Just gave this as a present today - 625 plates, a 48x48 baseplate and some instructions. He built it in about two hours (not the dog) and is now wondering what's the best sort of frame to put it in.

So what would you recommend? I'm guessing someone must have done this before! Does IKEA have anything that would already be ideal for this, or is something custom in order?



  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    I've done this a few times now and you'll need to go to a real framer to get it done. The thickness will prevent most commercially available frames from the likes of Michael's or IKEA. Because not only does it have to be thick enough, it can't be too spacious between the glass and top of the studs, or else the entire baseplate will sag or lean forward.

    For the ones I did, which were larger than your single XL plate, it costed a bit under $100.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Member Posts: 844
    That will fit in a 50cm X 50cm deep ribba frame @paul_merton. Think they are £10.
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,372
    I had the same size mosaic framed for about £25 from a photo/ framing place. It would have cost more if I had wanted the glass in but I wanted it without so you could see the texture of the tiles. One of the issues is getting the depth inside the frame to allow for the tiles,base plate and backboard.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Is he happy to use glue? Or strong carpet double sided tape? If so, go with the IKEA one.
  • Came64Came64 Member Posts: 50
    I would build a frame with Lego.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,216
    Curious - did you end up using the Ribba frame?

    (Awesome skateboard, by the way.)
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Not sure to be honest, but it looks like the £8 Ribba frame. I haven't actually seen it yet (hence the snapchat screenshot :)

    Believe it or not, the skateboard belongs to the dog!
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    Looks great!
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