November 26, 2016
At Frames and Stretchers, we have a new line of hardwoods called the Rivington Medium Shadowboxes. We currently carry four different types of hardwood: Maple, Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany. The Rivington models are versatile and classy. These shadow boxes are some of our best selling moldings we have in stock. Although we always recommend hardwood frames because of their longevity and outstanding quality, we understand that every client has different needs.
A custom hardwood frame being assembled and prepared for the artwork.
Hardwood comes from trees which are usually broad leaved like balsa, mahogany, or maple. Hardwood is denser than softwood which makes it a bit sturdier. Overall, while softwood makes up about 80% of all timber and has many uses, hardwood is mainly used for in structures that need to last for an extended period of time. This is why we always recommend hardwood frames. They are a component of archival framing and is meant to last a lifetime. Below, there are some pictures of beautiful artwork that we have custom framed using our Rivington Shadow Boxes.
A painting we framed using the Rivington Medium Shadow Box in white.
While hardwoods are our signature high quality choice for our custom frames, if you are on a budget we do offer other options. Come visit us and we will work to accommodate you. In conclusion, our Rivington Shadowboxes are live on the Frames and Stretchers site if you’d like to get a closer look or place an order for your own framing needs.
Another shot of an art piece framed using our new hardwoods.