Glorious Natural Oak Picture Frames to Last a Lifetime
Left in its natural state an oak frame will last a lifetime, ageing beautifully as a golden glow encompasses it.
Hand Made FSC® Certified Oak Picture Frames
All of the natural wood we use to make your oak picture frames is Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). This means we can guarantee that we make our natural oak frames from responsibly sourced materials, harvested from managed forests that meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.
We are currently the only bespoke picture framing and printing company in the world who can supply custom made FSC certified picture frames. We can provide you (upon request) with a proper chain of custody invoice showing our FSC COC number, and put the correct FSC labelling on the product (FSC C007915)
A Small Slice of Oak Tree History
The Common Oak tree (Quercus robur or English Oak) is a stately, deciduous native of Europe. Often regarded as peculiarly English it is, in fact, the chief forest tree in England. The genus, Quercus, comprises many species. They are widely spread over the northern hemispheres and some mountainous regions of the southern hemispheres. The Common Oak and the White Oak (Quercus alba), which is native to the eastern part of North America, share the same commercial and medicinal uses.
The “Mighty Oak”, long a symbol of strength, grows slowly. It thrives as a tall ornamental in rich, deep, well-drained, acidic soil in sun or partial shade and may reach well over one hundred feet in height, with a wide girth at maturity. In ancient times, the Oak was dedicated to Thor, the Norse god of thunder. The Oak is intimately bound up with the history of the British Isles for the Druids consider it a sacred tree. A single slice of Oak constituted the fabled King Arthur’s famed Round Table and we know that a spray of Oak was long engraved on old shillings and sixpence pieces.
The timber we use is American White Oak (Quercus Alba) which is universally accepted as most suitable in picture framing. It is straighter and with more even grain than the European varieties. We are happy to source English and French oak for special projects by request.
Either: go to the Frame tab in our online framing studio and enter “oak” into the moulding search box: this will bring up all oak frames including the ones with a finish.
Or: on the Frame tab, drop down the list under “Select a frame style”, and choose “Natural Oak Frames” to only see the unfinished oak frames.
Once you’ve uploaded your image and progressed to the online framing studio: find the oak frames as described above…
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