On this web site you can purchase brass and zinc turn buttons which are widely used for picture framing to hold easel backs and other backing boards into picture frames. We have many types of brass and zinc turn buttons available
Brass and Zinc Plated Turn Buttons
Please Note: Our Turn buttons come complete with Screws
PLEASE NOTICE ALL 1 INCH ZINC PLATED TURNBUTTONS BELOW ARE OUT OF STOCK. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER UNTIL THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN REMOVED.
How To Use Brass and Zinc Turn buttons
Turn buttons come in several sizes and finishes and are usually installed with small screws.
It takes a certain size screw with just the right size head to work. These screws can be difficult to obtain, especially the brass screws which look so pretty when using the brass turn buttons. We make it a point to include the screws with each package you buy. Many places sell the turn buttons without screws available. We will include the screws as long as we can get them.
Turn buttons and screws work good on picture frames made of wood as the screws seat themselves into the wood and stay fast without the tendentiously to back out when turning the turn buttons, while removing articles from the picture frame.
Usually it is nice to use an awl to make a starting point for the turn buttons. This way you can measure down each side of the picture frame and get each turn button placed very accurately. It looks awful when you just place turn buttons on a picture frame in a hap hazard way. Don't do that, get em perfect!
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When using turn buttons the screws we sell dig into the wood picture frame and hold really well. The brass ones are really nice.
You might want to make a starting hole for the screws using a small drill. This way the screws will go into the wood much easier and you won't be damaging the heads of the screws by using excessive force on the screws with your screwdriver.
Most often you can just use the awl and press the awl in deeper and make a larger hole to start the screw.
This is something you have to decide each and every time you use the turn buttons as the hardness of every piece of wood is different. The trick is getting the screws into the wood so that the heads of the screws are not messed up.
Turn buttons are used on many picture frames when easel backs are installed into the picture frame. They work great for this job and allow anyone to remove the easel back to change out pictures, art or whatever is inside.
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You can make the picture frames look a lot nicer by placing our black tape on them to finish them out, or by painting them black. You can get more ideas about this by reading the How To Do It part of our easel back page. Or you might come up with a better idea of your own. If so please send me a few pictures and tell the rest of us what you did!
Turn buttons are used on many, many craft projects as well. Anytime you need to make a little door in a craft project you can use turn buttons to make a piece removable so that someone can get inside easily. You can find them in use everywhere.
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