Exhibition season is upon us

We are getting more orders to provide frames for exhibitions. The photos show one order for a number of inlay frames part way through the making process. These are the small frames, we have a similar quantity of larger frames to begin making tomorrow.


Shabby Chic Frame

This is one of a batch of shabby chic frames we have just made. A natural plain wood frame, red bole undercoat, Farrow and Ball ‘Mizzle’ top coat, fine grade sand paper, wax and a good buff. Nice.

Large Inlay Frames

I made 5 large inlay frames for a customers stretched canvases. They were delivered to Cardiff and my customer kindly sent a photograph after he had fitted the canvases. I can see the other frames behind, waiting to be hung.

The frames were simple 30mm wide inlay frames to fit 20mm deep canvases. the frames were painted black and waxed to protect the frame and provide an attractive finish.  The canvases are held in place using small brass flexible plates.


Hand finished antique gold frame moulding

I’ve been working on some hand finished moulding this afternoon. The moulding started off as plain wood, but after several coats of various paints and finishing techniques we end up with these aged gold lengths of frame moulding. Normally this kind of finish is applied to a complete frame but in this instance the customer wanted to assemble the frames themselves so will be receiving cut and routed lengths ready to join.