Building Frames

Anyhow, I was in Dallas a few weeks ago seeing family and building more wooden frames! I was discussing with my father about why we're building frames, and he pointed our rightly, that I could buy a frame for much less. So why would people pay an extra, say, $100 for a handmade wooden frame? These frames take a lot of effort, time, and money to build and I hope that viewers can see that. I hope they can see that it's much more than just a frame. These frames are more than a supplement to the print -- they are a pair. They are part of what makes the print shine. They are beautifully crafted and built with a lot of muscle and sweat (especially since they're built outside in the Texan summer).

Here's a peek from inside the workshop (which is a roasting garage with the door open).  

 

Rustic wooden barn-yard style frames with extra sturdy lap joints.

Rustic wooden barn-yard style frames with extra sturdy lap joints.

Freshly cut frame pieces, ready to be nailed and glued together. 

Freshly cut frame pieces, ready to be nailed and glued together.