Exuding utter strength and beauty, the mighty white oak offers a hard and heavy wood. The medium light brown hue of this solid frame casts a slightly olive tint for a warm, natural color, and the surface is mildly textured by long, straight grains that maximize its form and figure. Featuring natural hardwood of an exceptional quality white oak, the frame’s clear finish allows the natural grain patterns to shine through.
Ideal for stretched canvas pieces (and not suitable for works on paper), the frame rabbet measures 1 9/16". A ¼-inch gap is automatically added between the canvas and frame to enable the artwork to “float” within it.
Because we deeply understand museums’ attention to quality, presentation, preservation, value, precision sizing and ease of application, we recommend these seven top custom framing products for museum-quality applications.
For a very minimal yet high-value look, float frames are a beautiful way to display works on stretched canvas. This type of frame gently outlines the canvas without actually touching the art, giving the perception that the piece is “floating” within the frame. A favorite of museum professionals as well as artists who regularly work on canvas, float frames are both economical and classically stylish. When it comes to putting together a custom canvas float frame, there are some important assembly tips you need to know.
Custom framing for a stretched canvas is the crowning touch, and choosing just the right frame to elevate your piece comes down to making some choices regarding personal preference. There is a wide variety of options for framing a stretched canvas, so we’re here to help simplify the process for you.
The process of choosing the right frame for your canvas is an essential one, as the ideal frame serves to accentuate your art and the environment in which it will reside. It’s the finishing touch that elevates the value and overall aesthetic of your piece. But canvases come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so selecting the frame that best suits your specific piece can be a daunting effort. Rest assured, we’re here to simplify it for you.
Innate organic beauty and strength—this is the hallmark of a solid wood frame grown and produced on American soil. Both infinitely versatile and individually unique, there’s a striking and simplistic quality to natural hardwood mouldings. It’s one of the many reasons why our American Hardwoods collection is so special to us, and why it continues to be popular among our valued community of art professionals and appreciators.
Oil painting as a medium is steeped in rich history and universally appreciated. It has served as the most common technique for artistic painting on wood panel or canvas for centuries—beginning in Europe and spreading around the world. Although the process of creation is often a slower one, given the time needed for individual colors or layers to dry, oil painting offers the distinct advantages of flexibility, richness of color and overall density. Today, oil paintings remain as relevant and popular as ever.