Wooden frames are ideal for framing fine art and a popular frame choice. Hardwood molding in oak and ash are perfect for all types of fine art.
Fine art oil paintings on canvas stretched on a stretcher frame are often framed with a simple wooden strip around the frame. This can be attached to the side of the canvas.
Another very attractive and also popular method to frame canvases is to place the canvas in an upside down wooden box style frame. This method allows a space to be created between the canvas edge and the frame. By using the frame upside down makes it easier top secure the canvas to the rebate.
Soft wood frames can be limed. Liming wax is a white finish wax that is rubbed into open grain wood, resulting in a very attractive off-white finish mixed with the grain of the wood and the colour of the wood.
Liming is a great method to restore an old frame and bring it back to life. You could buy your own tin and use it to save money on old frames. It will only work on raw wood as the wax needs to penetrate into the grain. It needs to applied liberally working the wax into the grain pushing excess wax along to cover untreated areas.