Woods & Finishes


Hardwoods vary in color and grain, this is part of their natural beauty. The
color will change with age and light exposure. We do our best to insure that
all four pieces of a frame are similar in appearance.

You may choose up to three finishes, one for the outside, one for the top, and one for the inside. Standard inside color is matte black (MB), you must specify if you want something different. (There may be an additional charge.)

In this age of mass production we take pride in old fashioned handmade quality craftsmanship. Below are samples of just some of our fine handcrafted frames. For more information on ordering a handcrafted frame.

Wood Types

The last digit of the style number refers to the wood type:

0 = Poplar:

Light cream to yellowish brown color, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Poplar is one of the most common utility hardwoods in the United States. Seldom used for its appearance.

1 = Ash:   

Light brown color, though darker shades can also be seen.

2 = Cherry

Reddish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Special order only

3 = Walnut

Range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Walnut is one of only a few domestic woods that has a naturally dark color.

4 = Maple

Color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. Maple is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser than most other hardwoods.White color varies to beige with this tight grained hardwood.

Clear Finishes 

Fine Art Frames uses a non-yellowing, GREENGUARD Certified water-based clear lacquer.  This clear finish can be applied to any wood type.


Stained Finishes 

We have a large assortment of stains and wash finishes in stock. Additionally, we are able to match almost any stained finish.

Metallic Finishes

All genuine and metal leaf is applied by hand.

Precious Metal Finishes

22k Gold Leaf
12k White Gold Leaf
Sterling Silver Leaf

Other Metal Finishes

Copper Leaf / Antique Wash
Copper Leaf / Antique
Gold Leaf / Antique Wash
Gold Leaf / Antique
Gold Leaf / Black Base Under/ Rub Dark Antique Wash
Silver Leaf / Antique Wash
Silver Leaf / Antique
Silver Leaf / Black Antique Wash
Silver Leaf / Black Antique

Lacquer Finishes

Black Satin Lacquer
White Satin Lacquer

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