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Reinforced Ribba

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:19 AM
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by Jules ( last modified Dec 16, 2011



Materials: Ribba

Description: I use a lot of Ribba fames at home, because their 'oak' variant matches very well with my oak doorframes. I also appreciate that they come with a pre-cut professional-grade matte that would cost more than the frame to have it done at a shop.

My major disappointment with the series is that their largest frames (the 70x100) use polystyrene instead of glass for the front. On such a large surface the polystyrene looks noticeably wobbly. So I replaced the front with a glass one, only to find out why they use plastic: the suspension system used on the Ribba - with the metal tabs clipped on the hardboard back - is unable to support the weight of a glass front. The hardboard deforms and eventually tears at the points where the clips are attached.

It's a pity that Ikea chose to use a different front rather than a different hanging system on the large frames, but that won't stand in the way of intrepid hackers!

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