Archive for the ‘mouldings’ Category

Green picture framing for James Brown @ La Jolla Athanaeum

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

When San Diego architect James Brown approached us about framing for his show "The Third Country/El Tercer Pais" (opening this Thursday April at the Athenaeum in La Jolla), he asked for a simple gallery treatment in a spare natural wood frame. When I asked if he had a lumber preference ...

Custom frame finishes for special occasions, pt. 1

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Sometimes even we can't get what you want, or maybe not in in time. That's when our assembled custom milling & custom finishing services come into play at The Frame Maker. Sorting through photos over the weekend reminded us of two small custom framing projects from 2008 that deserve mention for ...

Custom moulding prototypes: finished pictures

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Here are pictures of the finished prototype frames utilizing resawn & scrap pieces of fine hardwoods. We published progress pictures of these mouldings in last post, and now here you can see some of the best looking recycling projects around today. [caption id="attachment_62" align="aligncenter" width="504" caption="custom wenge picture frame"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_63" align="aligncenter" ...

Custom moulding/ custom frame prototypes

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The Frame Maker has always greatly appreciated and recommended fine hardwood picture frame mouldings when the piece calls for this kind of classic picture frame. Obviously, many premium hardwoods have today grown scarce from the rapid growth of industry, trade and commerce. For framers and their clients, this scarcity drives three ...

Custom maple mouldings for Xu Bing

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Here are some pics of the maple picture frame moulding we had custom milled for Xu Bing's 135" paper piece from the Artist's Respond! show at MCASD. [caption id="attachment_51" align="aligncenter" width="504" caption="custom maple picture frame moulding for Xu Bing"][/caption]There is no commercial picture frame moulding made at these lengths, which we ...