We've been carrying a limited stock of Old Wood Studio wood art panels since we opened, but recently we've been getting a steady stream of special orders. If you paint on wood, compare quality and ask us about our competitive pricing. Old Wood Studio makes Baltic birch faced panels 1/8" thick in all sizes, cradled (on Wisconsin basswood) and uncradled. Larger cradled panels are braced with 8" corner braces and H or single middle braces. The workmanship is exceptional. Orders take about 7-10 business days as everything's made to order. Our prices are very competitive- we pretty much beat any price out there when you add shipping to other sources' prices- and you can get any custom size you want- minimum of 2 panels per size. We have a growing selection and larger samples at the shop.
Our cradled wood panels are manufactured from select kiln-dried basswood for the cradled frame and fine sanded 1/8" 3-ply Baltic birch for the face. The kiln-dried hand-selected basswood is a very stable wood and has a non-directional grain which keeps the panel from warping. The 3-ply birch face is cross-banded which adds strength and stability and resists warping.
Artists have been painting on wood panels for centuries. Many old century paintings have survived because they were painted on wood. Wood panels are far less flexible than other surfaces, with virtually no movement that might crack the artwork over time. The firm consistent surface is perfect for smooth blending of colors, fine brushwork, and minute detail. Although priming is not necessary for some applications, the panels can be primed with gesso.