This beautiful gallery-style genuine solid oak hardwood picture frame features a clean profile shape and open grain, with an extra deep rabbet for art materials up to 1-1/4” thick. This frame stock comes from the Cumberland Gap region of the Appalachian Mountains. The profile width is 3/4”.
Solid hardwoods, such as this gallery style oak picture frame, have long been a symbol of quality and durability, and have been used for millennia as a time-tested material in architecture and furniture design.
As a contemporary picture frame, this gallery-style solid oak picture frame protects art while keeping attention on the art with minimal distraction. This aesthetic approach is also inspired by the post-Victorian era of mission-style furniture, which rose in popularity as common middle class folks rejected the decorative detailing of past influences, which represented an out-of-touch upper class lifestyle.
Artwork that may benefit from the features of this oak picture frame include original fine art canvas paintings, along with matted works on paper, floated art items, and needlework. Additionally, DIY crafters may take this frame to a whole new level of customization by sanding, staining, and refinishing this oak frame to meet the needs of specific creative visions.