Wooden Photo Frames
Our wooden photo frames are manufactured by ourselves here in the UK. We employ traditional framing techniques alongside the latest tools and machinery to deliver outstanding wooden photo frames at affordable prices.
All of our picture frame mouldings are sourced from sustainable forests and purchased from companies here in the UK and also from Spain and Italy. Each length of wooden moulding is scrutinised by ourselves before we cut the frames, in order to ensure our wooden frames are of the highest quality and the wood is free from blemishes/scratches etc. We use a variety of different woods from oak, to ash, obeche, ramin and pine.
Each photo frame is cut using either our pneumatic saw or our traditional foot operated Morso blades. Once the moulding is cut to the correct lengths, we then 'pin' the frames using a traditional picture framers 'underpinner'. This is a machine which fires a wedge shaped piece of metal into the mitred corners to join the corners of the frame. Larger frames will require more than one wedge, whilst deeper frames may need more than one wedge on top of another (this is a process called 'stacking' - which is quite a skill in itself). This ensures the frames' corners are as tight as possible. Again, this process is done by one of our skilled framers who ensure consistency and quality in each and every frame.
Once the four corners of the frame are joined, we are left with a blank frame (also known as a 'rim'), another member of our framing team then puts the 2mm glass in, puts the backing board in and any necessary hanging fixings on the back. Frame sizes 10" x 8" and below all come with strut backs enabling the frames to stand or hang either portrait or landscape. Each piece of glass is checked for scratches or imperfections in the same manner as the frames.
Our quality control process is carried out by a lady with 20 years experience in picture framing, Julie - if she says it's not good enough, the frame gets started from scratch! (And the boys get a good telling off too!)
Finally, each frame is individually shrinkwrapped for protection against scratches. Larger frames have individual cardboard corners put on them to aid in the frames protection.
This is a fairly generalised view of how our wooden photo frames are made, for more information or for any other framing queries you may have, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.