As a company, we have spent a lot of time testing how far we can push
the boundaries in our strive to get the best version of this product
possible. The joining methods are migwelding, tigwelding, and brasing.
We mitre and tig-weld the frames in-house, which involves joining the
mitred pieces using a softer filler metal that melts at a lower
Once a good join is achieved, the surface is refined, and
the chosen surface finish is applied to the final piece. Metals that we
currently work with include aluminium, brass, copper and steel. We have
also undertaken a number of circular frames – these are always better
executed in metal rather than wood. Check our post for circular metal frames
Surface Finishes for Welded Frames
A welded frame typically has either a brushed, polished, or spray
painted finish, depending on what is desired. A brushed result, or ‘dull
polished’, is a unidirectional satin finish produced with a grit-belt
or polishing wheel and sealed with a proprietory sealer to protect from
Brush finishes are popular in architecture, where
the honesty of the metallic lustre is desired. A polished finish
requires further fine sanding and polishing to get the bright metallic
glow, and then sealing to protect. Both brushed & polished finishes
give an authentic, true to the material appearance.
Welded frames can also be spray painted to any colour desired to suit the artwork they are presenting & protecting.
Additionally – the metal frame can have a patination effect applied – please ask for details.