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TRADITIONAL GESSOED ICON BOARDS
At first sight the icon boards may seem so simple to produce nevertheless, the process contains a lot of chronic requirements and is made to endure the same conditions after many years.

Our manufacturing techniques are based on a manor that will leave these icon boards in a great condition and further more carry on great quality into the future. Therefore all production cycles from - selecting of the material to applying gesso should be handled with special care. Masters should have corresponding experience and necessary skills.

Icon boards - a never ending subject of study that has captured our attention. Our knowledge is based on particular studies of the old way of manufacturing, literature on production of icons from the olden days. We have seen exhibitions in well known museums and even private collections. From this we accustomed our primary experience. In practice the manufacturing techniques have improved and even developed new ways of accelerating the performance in orders without a loss of quality.

We offer a wide range of high-quality boards for professional iconography for natural and acrylic paints. Icon boards are made from high quality, solid poplar wood with oak braces. Layers of natural gesso and water are applied for a resistant finish. The “gesso” contains the natural products only.
Solid oak braces inserted in grooves cut into the back of each board (except 7”x9” or smaller sizes) across the wood grain, to minimize board deformation and warping. All panels and board have linen under the gesso.

The large selection Gessoed Boards in 4 styles and 10 dimensions.

Byzantine Style:
Hand-selected poplar wood, kiln-dried, traditionally cut and relieved.
Constructed with a recessed area, called a “kovcheg” on the front surface of the icon.
Boards are Gessoed and have linen under the gesso.
The Byzantine Style boards not gessoed on the sides.
Solid oak braces inserted in grooves cut into the back of each board (except 7”x9” or smaller sizes) across the wood grain.

Russian Style:
Hand-selected poplar wood, kiln-dried, traditionally cut and relieved.
Each side of the Russian style board is cut with a 12 degree angle.( See picture)
Constructed with a recessed area, called a “kovcheg” on the front surface of the icon.
Boards are Gessoed and have linen under the gesso.
The Russian Style boards not gessoed on the sides.
Solid oak braces inserted in grooves cut into the back of each board (except 7”x9” or smaller sizes) across the wood grain.

Gothic Style:
Hand-selected poplar wood, kiln-dried.
Constructed with a recessed area, called a “kovcheg” on the front surface of the icon.
Boards are Gessoed and have linen under the gesso.
The Gothic Style boards not gessoed on the sides and are specific shaped.(See picture)
Solid oak braces inserted in grooves cut into the back of each board (except 7”x9” or smaller sizes) across the wood grain.

Classic Style:
Hand-selected poplar wood, kiln-dried, traditionally cut and relieved.
Constructed with a recessed area, called a “kovcheg” on the front surface of the icon.
Boards are Gessoed and have linen under the gesso.
The Classic Style boards are gessoed on the sides.
Solid oak braces inserted in grooves cut into the back of each board (except 7”x9” or smaller sizes) across the wood grain.

Gesso
The “gesso” contains the natural products only. The marble dust, chalk, water and rabbit skin glue. We use distilled water only because the simple water contains metals, salt and other chemical elements.



All of the boards are manufactured in United States, and are produced with a unique recipe of natural gesso. Mostly for egg tempera and acrylic uses.
Every board comes with a full time warrantee and a quick delivery.