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A Gallery of Some of Craig’s Unusual Frames from the Past

Creative wood frames unusual 8x10 rare wood picture frame handcrafted custom live edge framesHere are a few of Craig’s more creative wood frames from the past. This is a pretty good cross section of the different styles of rare wood picture frames Craig crafts, including diamond willow frames, driftwood frames, root wood frames, and a custom shadow box made from the legs an antique oak dining table and pallet wood.

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Craig will happily build custom-crafted wood frames with glass up to an 11 x 14 frame size, or larger if the frame does not require glass. Picture frames with glass bigger than an 11 x 14 frame size are very expensive to ship in order to package them in such a way as to ensure the glass does not get broken.

Frames for canvas, or floater frames (without glass), are safe to ship fairly inexpensively in sizes up to 16 x 20.

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Beautifully distinctive frames handcrafted from driftwood and diamond willow wood

The more “uniquely shaped” frames may take a few days longer to ship, due to the more distinct frame wood being a bit harder to find, and requiring more travel and search time.

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Choosing Unusual Handcrafted Picture Frames

Choosing unusual handcrafted picture frames from Craig’s Unique Frames can be an exciting endeavor, as it offers many unique ideas for you to further envision how you will showcase your cherished memories or artwork. Here are some tips to consider when selecting them:

  1. Material: Craig’s handcrafted frames are made from a variety of recycled wood types. Consider the grain patterns and look of different wood types that would best complement the image or artwork you want to display, as well as the surrounding décor.
  2. Style: Explore different styles like rustic, vintage, modern, or eclectic. As you can see, Craig’s unusual frames often feature intricate natural designs, unconventional shapes, or other quirky characteristics that may add character and charm to your space.
  3. Size and Shape: Think beyond traditional rectangular frames. Consider frames with bolder asymmetrical shapes to add visual interest to your display, or a simpler shape may be what works best.
  4. Color: Choose frames with coloring that either complement or contrast with the colors in your image or artwork. The more unusual frames may feature vibrant hues or distressed finishes that make them stand out.
  5. Texture: Consider frames with interesting textures such as carved wood, or a “distressed” wood effect. These tactile elements can add depth and dimension to your display.
  6. Theme: If you have a specific theme or concept in mind, look for frames that align with it. For example, if you’re decorating a beach house, you might opt for more unfinished-looking driftwood frames.
  7. Customization: Craig does offer customization options when ordering custom frames. This will allow you to tailor the frame to your preferred specifications. You can choose everything from the dimensions and materials to the finish and nearly anything else you might have in mind.

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Supporting Local Artists

Of course, we want you to order online from Craig’s Unique Frames, but also implore you to check out local art markets, craft fairs, or online platforms. These showcase the work of independent artists and artisans. Purchasing handcrafted frames directly from the maker not only ensures quality, but also supports small businesses and artisans in your community.

Remember, the most important thing is to choose frames that resonate with you and enhance the beauty of the artwork or photos they hold. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and materials to create a truly unique and personal display.

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