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Artist Panels

Raphael's Artist Panels
Artist's Panels manufactured at Raphael's start with either 1/8" Thick MDF or our revolutionary 3/8" Thick Ultralight LDF.  If you are not familiar with this product, it is a distant cousin to the standard MDF that has been used to make panels for many years.  The primary difference is that LDF has a density that is over 30% less than standard MDF which enables us to make some of our panels out of a thicker material that is more rigid and less prone to warpage while maintaining a weight that is the same or less than standard 1/4" thick MDF or Masonite.  This is especially good in panels larger than 18" x 24" where warping can become an issue.  All of our panels are first cut to size, then double primed with a high build Acrylic Titanium coating and lightly sanded between coats to ensure a smooth consistent finish that is perfect to receive your paint as is or to adhere to one of our many artist canvases.   We also offer an Acrylic Gesso coating on any of our panels for a slight additional charge.
Standard Panel Styles 
• First, the 1/8" MDF Thin Line Panel or the 3/8" LDF Panel. Both receive 2 coats of a high build acrylic primer and are sanded smooth, ready to be painted on as is or to receive your favorite canvas.  These are also available with an acrylic gessoe coating for a slight additional charge.
 • Second - the Canvas Covered Panel - either style of the primed panels above are covered with any of our 6  primed canvases and trimmed even at the outside edge. Contact us for samples of the canvases available.
• Third - the Raphael's Cradled Panel - this is our improved version of the traditional Cradled Panel where a Basswood base is attached to the bottom of the Panel.  Bases can be 1/2" X 3/4", 1" X 3/4", or 1-1/8" X 3/4" .  After we have attached the base we trim the Panel to its final size so that all edges are smooth..   The panels are sanded smooth and primed on ALL surfaces.  Cradled Panels can be ordered Primed, Primed with a coat of Acrylic Gesso, or Wrapped with a Canvas. When Canvas is included the material is wrapped to cover the top , sides, and under the Cradled Panel.  

We are also a custom  fabrication shop with full CNC capabilities and can therefore create
any of our panel styles in extra large sizes and almost any shape you can imagine. 
Please contact us for information and pricing.
To view some frequently asked questions about our Artist Panels please click on this link:  Artist Panels FAQ