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hardbord - Ampersand wood panel with artist-grade hardboard support
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Better Support from Start to Finish!

Build up your own unique painting grounds and textures on Ampersand Museum Series Hardbord, our ultra-stable professional artist-grade hardboard support. The high-density fiber core is engineered for stability eliminating the warping and bowing issues found in other substrates. Moisture resistant and formaldehyde-free, Hardbord is the choice substrate for all Ampersand Museum Series pre-coated panels. Hardbord is perfectly suited to all acrylic gesso and oil primers. Choose from 1/8in flat panel, 3/4in cradle, 1.5in cradle and 2in DEEP cradle profiles. All wood panels should be sealed and primed before painting. Archival, eco-friendly and and handcrafted in the USA.

Product Information

Hardbord is available in a 1/8in flat panel for standard framing and in a 7/8in or 1.5in cradle profile for either frameless presentation or for use with floater frames. The 2in deep profile provides extra support and presentation all-in-one and needs no additional framing. The cradled panels are made with 13-ply birch plywood strips that are attached flush to the back edges of each panel. Stain, paint or wax the cradle edges and eliminate the cost of framing altogether! Hardbord can either be sealed and then primed for painting on directly or as a support on which to mount watercolor papers, photographs, fabrics and prints.

Detail of an artist's hand priming an Ampersand hardbordwood panel cradle detail

More Info on Using hardbord

Standard Sizes Available

1/8" flat
5x7-­3pk
6x8-­3pk
8x10
9x12
11x14
12x12
12x16
12x24
14x18
16x20
18x24
18x36
24x36
3/4" cradled
6x6
6x8
8x8
8x10
9x12
11x14
12x12
12x16
12x24
14x18
16x20
18x24
18x36
24x36
1 1/2" cradled
6x6
8x8
8x10
9x12
11x14
12x12
12x16
16x16
16x20
18x24
2" cradled
6x8
8x10
9x12
10x10
11x14
12x12
12x16
16x16
16x20
18x24
24x24
24x36
30x30
30x40
36x36
36x48

For information about custom sizes please contact us at bords@ampersandart.com

Artwork is a detail by Ken Muenzenmayer. Acrylics on Hardbord coated with pastel ground..