About a month ago, we began a weekly Facebook installment we are calling Feature Finish Friday as a way to highlight some of the more unique, interesting and sometimes also time-intensive finishes we see on our frames. The idea was to share what goes into these finishes and what we find most interesting about them,…
Welcome! As we head into the summer we are as busy as I can remember being in our 35-year history. Thankfully, our entire 13,000 sq. ft. shop is air conditioned. We have just launched our new website and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. We have Julie Levesque to thank, but we had…
So much of what we do here at A Street Frames is more complicated than just framing. We recently completed a project that required us to devise a way to frame an antique game board for one of our best New York clients. The challenge was to display the piece in a floater frame without using any screws, glue, or glazing, and to do it in such a way that it was completely archival (and therefore reversible). Follow along with us through the careful process of designing and building a frame to display this cherished object.
1: We are given an antique wooden game board. The customer would like it mounted in a floater frame without any screws or glue so it will be completely reversible.
2: The backing board is prepared for the artwork by marking the placement of the mounts.
3: Brass rod is first prepared by threading one end.
4: Tools for measuring the contour of the artwork and bending the rod ensure perfectly shaped mounts.
5: Specialized hand tools help fine tune the work.
6: One done, several more to go.
7: Protective skin is applied to the brass with polypropylene tubing and a heat gun.