Toasted Frame

One of my best clients recently inquired if I would be willing to design and build a frame, upon which would be mounted a metal cut that he had acquired. We talked about the “look” that he wanted (somewhat industrial - to compliment the “steeliness” of the metal cut), the size, and of course, the finish.

After some thought, I suggested that we use “toasted” maple burl, with an ebonized edge and background, finished in tung oil.

I am happy to say that he loved it!

Here, the piece is shown in “shop lighting.”

Here, the piece is shown in “shop lighting.”

Here, shown in daylight. The background (beneath the letters) and the edging are ebonized poplar; the primary material is “toasted” maple burl.

Here, shown in daylight. The background (beneath the letters) and the edging are ebonized poplar; the primary material is “toasted” maple burl.