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Krista Schumacher Art Gallery will often ship larger paintings in a custom wooden crate. We recommend hiring a handyman to open the wooden crate. Or, if you feel comfortable with a drill or screwdriver, you can follow the steps below.

STEP 1: Identify Front of Crate, Remove Screws

You may see a sticker that reads "open this side only," or screws that are circled in marker. Start by removing all screws on the front of the crate, and/or any screws on the side of the crate that fasten to the front face.

STEP 2: Remove Screws on Back Side

Once the front of the crate is off, your painting will be visible, but it will still be secured to the crate. Due to the thickness of the oil painting, nothing can touch the top of the painting. Therefore, paintings are secured to the crate from behind.In order to remove the painting from the crate, you will need to remove the screws on the back face of the crate. These will hopefully be circled in marker, but if they are not, don't worry about removing too many screws!

STEP 3: Remove Wood from Canvas

Once your painting is released from the crate, the final step is to remove the wood from your canvas. Look for two pieces of wood, fastened to the canvas with screws on both ends.




Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any additional questions at

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