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Glorious Natural Oak Picture Frames to Last a Lifetime

 

 

The beauty of choosing natural oak to frame your picture is that every length of wood is unique and full of character.  
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®), which means we can guarantee that all of our natural oak frames are made from responsibly sourced materials that are harvested from forests which are managed to 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, providing you the customer (upon request) with a proper chain of custody invoice showing  our FSC COC number, and putting 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, but regarded as peculiarly English and is, in fact, the chief forest tree in England. The genus, Quercus, comprises numerous species that are distributed widely 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 and thrives as an 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 from ancient times and is considered a sacred tree by the Druids. It is said that the fabled King Arthur’s famed Round Table was made from a single slice of Oak, 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 which is universally accepted as most suitable in picture framing being straighter and with more even grain than the European varieties. We are happy to source English and French oak for special projects by request.

 

Buying

Ready Made Oak Picture Frames: https://www.pictureframes.co.uk/shop/27-oak

Custom Made Oak Picture Frames: https://www.pictureframes.co.uk/shop/custom-frames  
Either: go to the Frame tab in our on-line 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, dropdown the list under “Select a frame style”, and choose “Natural oak Frames to only see the unfinished oak frames. 

Print and Frame with Oak Picture Frames: https://www.pictureframes.co.uk/shop/print-and-frame
Once you’ve uploaded your image and progressed to the on-line framing studio: find the oak frames as described above…

 

 

 

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