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Craig’s Process

Live Edge Picture Frames – Craig’s Process

Craig’s Process: From a Fallen Chunk of Tree
To a Stunning Piece of Elegantly Rustic Wood Décor.

Craig using a chainsaw left-handedWe stock standard photo frames in typical frame sizes, including custom canvas floaters.

When you order from Craig’s Unique Frames, you are going to receive quality wooden 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 rustic wood 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 look like a beautifully amazing and unique 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 frames. If nothing else, they are certainly entertaining, but most definitely stories!

These 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.

Artist Choice 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 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 handcrafted 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!