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Artist Panel Unprimed Basswood detail

A Quality Wood Panel Designed to Perform
and Made to Last

Are you frustrated with the quality of many wood panels? Compared with other raw surfaces on the market, Ampersand's Unprimed Basswood painting panel is free of plywood seams, knots or troublesome raised fibers providing the cleaner, more professional look that artists want.

The Unprimed Basswood panel is handcrafted using a sturdy, non-flexible 4mm basswood top, sanded perfectly smooth and ready to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Basswood is a premium, select wood that outperforms the typically used birch plywood in many ways. It is inherently smoother with a tight wood grain and no raised fibers, making it easier to gesso and paint on. Basswood is ultra-stable and will not give, bend or flex.

Available in two standard cradled profiles, 7/8" and 1-1/2", both are simple to hang or frame. The support frames are made with quality solid wood strips that can be finished with paint or stain. The cradled back allows you to attach hanging hardware and display your artwork easily - without a frame!

Unprimed Basswood is great for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving. The tight grain of the Ampersand Unprimed Basswood panels makes them the preferred choice for finely detailed wood burning / pyrography.

All wood should be sealed and primed before painting. You can use clear gesso to see the wood grain through the sealer and primer. For instructions, visit www.sealandprime.com.

For ideas on how to treat the edges of the cradle and on hanging these wood panels, consult this article on hanging and framing.

7/8 cradle detail1 1/2 cradle detail

Standard Sizes Available

7/8" cradled
4x4
4x6
5x5
5x7
6x6
6x12
8x8
8x10
9x12
10x10
11x14
12x12
12x16
16x16
16x20
18x18
18x24
1 1/2" cradled
4x4
5x5
5x7
6x6
6x12
8x8
8x10
8x16
9x12
10x10
10x20
11x14
12x12
12x16
12x24
12x36
14x18
16x16
16x20
18x18
18x24
20x20