Framing Strips

Framing strips are very useful for closing runs of panelling and finishing awkward areas.  Please choose your size of framing strip –  you can order a mixture of short and tall framing strips if required.  See the table below for a quick guide as to which framing strips should be used with each panelling type.

All £3 each.

SKU: FS Category:

Framing Strips are used to close off the ends of runs of panelling and, in the case of Short Victorian and the Jacobean designs, to act as a “starter rail” usually at the skirting board line. With any of the open backed designs the 4th side of the square/rectangle is formed by the next panel in the run but when you get to the end of a run you may need a vertically run framing strip to complete the last panel. The exception would be where you are returning the open square of say the Jacobean around the corner rather than finishing it with a vertical rail. Framing strips are also very useful to have for working around windows and doors where again the panels normally need to be closed off with a vertical rail.




Use for


100 x 800


Short Victorian/Edwardian vertical rails


100 x 1200


Tall Victorian/Edwardian vertical rails and Short Victorian horizontal rails, Large Jacobean vertical and horizontal rails


130 x 800


Regency vertical rails


75 x 1200


Small Jacobean vertical and horizontal rails

Georgian, on the other hand, needs no framing strips unless you are using them as filler pieces for small gaps.

So to summerise:

1) They can be used to complete the end of a run (ie the last vertical rail).

2) When working from both ends towards the middle of a run a framing strip is sometimes needed when adapting the centre panel/s (see section “Setting Out”).

3) With Short Victorian and Jacobean panelling Framing Strips are required to complete the bottom rail.

4) They can be used to pack out small gaps if an exact number of panels does not quite make up the total run length. Use either end to maintain symmetry.

5) They come in handy for packing out skirtings, picture rails etc.

As a rule of thumb we suggest one Framing Strip per run of panels. A run is defined as a length of panelling so a wall with a doorway in the centre would count as two runs. N.B. Allow for the bottom rails in addition to this if you are using our Short Victorian or Jacobean designs.


FS1: 100 x 800mm, FS2: 100 x 1200mm, FS3: 130 x 800mm, FS4: 75 x 1200mm

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