The kiln-dried hardwoods are selected for their grain patterns and suitability for framing.
The boards are then planed flat and thickened to the correct width.
The planed boards are then cut to width, the framing rebate cut out and then cleaned up with a rebate plane.
The sides of the frame are measured and cut from the same length to ensure constant flow of the grain pattern.
The frame is then glued, clamped and left to dry.
The distinctive notches are then hand cut in each corner.
Corner tabs are cut from either matching or contrasting timber depending on what you choose. Then the tabs are glued and fixed in place.
When the glue is set the tabs are then cut flush with a razer sharp Japanese hand saw.
The frame is then hand-planed flat.
The corner is now extremely strong as well as aesthetically pleasing.
The whole frame is not hand sanded in stages and finished with 1000 grit paper.
Boiled Linseed oil is applied to the bare frame, allowed to sit for five minutes then rubbed down with a clean rag.
The last stage in the workshop is the solid backing board is cut to a snug fit. Then it's off to the framing studio.
Once marked out the archival-quality matt board is cut to size and the window mounts are carefully cut.
The frame is sealed in using traditional water-based gum paper this technique lasts the test of time and can be removed leaving no mess.
High-strength framing wire is attached to chrome d-rings with matching chrome screws ensuring secure holding power.
These core bumpers ensure your walls are protected and a continuous flow of air can get to the back of the frame to avoid any moisture issues.
A Perfection Framing frame in situ, it's natural appeal adding to the beauty of your home.