Craig’s Process – Crafting Amazing Wood Frames

Craig’s Process: Crafting Uniquely Amazing Wood Frames

From a Fallen Chunk of Tree To a Stunning Piece of Elegant Wood Décor.

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When you order handcrafted picture frames online from Craig’s Unique Frames, you are going to receive quality unique and amazing wood frames to which the utmost diligence and care have been given, throughout the entirety of the process.

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All of the wood used to build these elegantly unique wood picture frames is carefully searched for and harvested. Each frame is crafted from stocks of wood that the crafter himself has deliberately set out to find. Each piece needs to stand out as being peculiar in shape and texture, as well as coloring and grain patterns.
Although perhaps Craig’s favorite part of the process, finding the wood is often the most difficult and time-consuming part.
There is then as much care and diligence put into the crafting process, with much deliberation in the details, without compromising the beauty of any of the natural irregularities of the wood.
There are few “products” used (wood glue and lacquer, for the most part), and the bulk of the work is performed by hand. 
In short, Craig goes on a wood-harvesting odyssey, finds the wood, studies it briefly, and then, using a couple of saws and a chisel, removes everything that doesn’t lookamazing wood frames - root wood picture frame 5x7 - funky frame like a beautifully unconventional wood picture frame!

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Read the legendary tales (many of which are, shall we say… unfounded…?) of Craig’s adventures hunting for wood, and the stories behind some of his rare and amazing wood frames.

These one-of-a-kind handcrafted wooden frames are just raw wood, lightly chiseled and sanded, with a light covering of lacquer, to seal them and bring out the color and contrast. Each comes with removable glass, backing and hanger.

Additionally, Ultra Clear glass is included with each frame. It protects without sacrificing the clarity of your artwork or photograph. The true colors of your framed project will come through clearly, without the green tint of some ordinary glass. Great clarity, true color transmission.

YES, Craig will make and ship diamond willow wood frames, driftwood frames, American elm wood frames and any custom wood frames up to 11×14 in size (or bigger, if there is no glass required).

Thank you for your interest in these unique wood picture frames, taking the time to read about the process and considering ordering one or more pre-made or one-of-a-kind custom picture frames online from us (they ship pretty fast!). Blessings to you!

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