are sections of wood set into the frame’s corners to provide extra
strength, but you may also appreciate how they look. With a choice of
contrasting woods with different grains or finishes, they can add
greater interest as a decorative feature that finishes the frame.
We’ve served many famous
professional artists because we consistently meet their exacting
standards for fully bespoke frames, custom finishes, and guaranteed
We make all of our frames by hand to exactly match the dimensions of
your artwork. We don’t use destructive fixing methods on your art, which
means no glue, nails, staples, or anything else that could damage your
work. Your art is unique, and we strongly believe the frame that
presents it should also be one of a kind.
We recommend a strong wood for the frame
to ensure that it is sturdy and safe. We often use Tulipwood as it
offers a great balance of price and strength, but we are always happy to
recommend others to fit your needs and budget.
The depth that you decide on is up to you. It will obviously need to
be deeper than the height of your work to accommodate construction
materials such as glass, mountboard and subframe, but you can go deeper
if you think that this will add to the overall aesthetic. In fact, you
can go as deep as you want.
Deep Welded Aluminium Box Frames
We can also create welded aluminium box frames.
Why Choose A Deep Box Frame?
Display any 3d object, securely and attractively
been supplying conservation and museum grade frames since 1972, so you
can be sure that as well as presenting your pieces beautifully, our deep
box frames will always protect them from inquisitive fingers,
inadvertent bumps and even the atmosphere. For further peace of mind,
you’ll be pleased to know that your works are safe while they’re with
us. Our site security is excellent, and your art is fully insured while
we hold it. When it leaves our care it returns to you with our 10-year
3-D art looks better in a deep box frame
a wedding dress to a wall and it’s still just a wedding dress stuck to a
wall. A normal frame would do little to help it. Present it in a box frame, where we’ve carefully secured it against movement with a
custom colour matched white finish, however, and it announces itself as
something special meant for appreciation and consideration.
In case you’re thinking that “wedding dress” seems like an unusual
example that we’ve just plucked from the air, it’s not. We’ve framed all
kinds of things like football shirts, a series of paper bags, a set of
beer pump icons and many other delightfully interesting objects for our
clients. We’ll be happy to do the same for you.
Wide range of custom finishes
A carefully chosen
finish can elevate a frame from an everyday object to a thing of beauty.
Interior designers often ask us to match frames to images that their
clients have seen and thanks to our mastery of many techniques we are
able to do so.
Sprayed frames are a labour of love. Our framers start with an
undercoat, then alternate between applying further coats and sanding
them to a smooth finish. The final protective sheen can be as matte or
as shiny as you wish. In either case, the final effect is a modern
gallery-ready finish that adds the final aesthetic touch to the piece
while concealing construction details.
We can gild a profile fully or partially with gold, silver or
platinum leaf to add a wonderful aged effect. Gilding is time intensive
and materials are costly (especially for large box frames), so we also offer gold or silver gilding creams
that achieve a similar finish at a much lower price.
Stains can be sprayed or applied by hand to a wide variety of raw
woods to really bring out the grain, or combined in various ways to
achieve an interesting glow through effect.
While sprayed frames look clean and modern, sometimes you may want
the rustic finish that only hand painting can give. Some styles of frame
really come to life when we combine different brush types and sizes or
You might prefer a framing wax finish, for a professional look that’s
still tinged with warmth; it enhances the wood while also protecting
Gesso is another option, a traditional and versatile favourite that
can serve as the base for a wide variety of finishes, from the
traditional to the almost ceramic look of the highly modern.
(You can see examples and get deep box frame ideas by searching our past projects).
Choice of protective glazing
can give 70-98% UV protection, scratch protection, anti-shatter
coatings and anti-reflective properties. We can mix and match features
to fit with your requirements and budget.
We can glaze your art to suit its particular characteristics, with
options from 2mm to 6mm in thickness. We always recommend thicker
glazing for larger pieces, as this ensures stability.
Glass and acrylic glazing come in 3 main types, standard,
anti-reflective and museum. There are many more sub-varieties, each with
their own unique features and subtle characteristics. We could probably
list them all day but you might prefer if we simply use our experience
to select the one that best matches your art’s requirements for you.
Greater visual impact than a normal frame
bespoke deep box frames literally make your artworks stand out, whether
they’re destined for homes, galleries, offices or hospitality spaces. 3D
pieces certainly require the extra ‘breathing room’ afforded by
encasement in a deeper profiled frame, but box frames are also worth
considering when you want to present flatter art in a more flattering
The likes of oil on canvas and textiles give a much stronger
impression when they’re mounted beneath non-reflective UV resistant
glass or acrylic, in a deep custom finished frame made of strong
Tulipwood or any of our other preferred materials.