About Our Picture Frames

November 28, 2018 ยท 1 minute read

We make our frames from 1.1 in. (28 mm) New Zealand white pine.

Frame stock showing dowels.

Frame stock showing dowels. ๐Ÿ”Ž

The mitered corners are strengthened with wood glue and two 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) x 1 in. (26 mm) dowels.

Frame stock showing mitered corner.

Frame stock showing mitered corner. ๐Ÿ”Ž

This makes the frames strong enough to hold the pyrographs flat and support their weight. The frames are finished with a clear satin, water-based, polyurethane.

Completed frame showing finish.

Completed frame showing finish. ๐Ÿ”Ž

The pyrographs are securely mounted in the frames with wedges and wire brads. The heads of the brads are left sticking-out to facilitate removal in the event reframing is desired.

Frame showing wedges and brads.

Frame showing wedges and brads. ๐Ÿ”Ž

Picture wire is secured to the frame with D-rings to allow the work to be hung from wall-mounted picture hooks. We recommend you use two hooks a minimum of two inches (51 mm) apart. This provides secure support and makes leveling easy.

Frame showing D-rings and picture wire.

Frame showing D-rings and picture wire. ๐Ÿ”Ž