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Picture frame - Materials, descriptions and codes

Picture Frame descriptions in all sections are the manufacturers description of the colour, profile and material.

Picture Frames in the Aluminium section are made from solid aluminium.

Picture Frames in the Natural Section are the actual material in the description, Ash is Ash, Oak is Oak, etc…  Grain, tone and shade of all natural frames will vary, even within the same frame.

Picture frames in all other sections are wooden with the exception of any frame with a lower case ( c )
after the frame description. ( c ) Stands for Composite, this may be Emafyl, Polcore or MDF. Emafyl & Polcore are formed plastics and MDF is medium density fibreboard.

For example the frame  – C28 – 29mm Ornate gold ( c ), is a 29mm Ornate gold frame made from a composite material.

Picture Frames which include the code ( Hr ) after the frame description are high relief picture frame mouldings. ( Hr ) stands for High relief, These are  frames with a high relief pattern on the material.

For example the frame  – P67 – 72mm savignon gold ( Hr ) , is a 72mm savignon gold frame with a high relief pattern. The pattern on All high relief ( Hr ) frames when cut an joined together will not meet precisely across the join. We have taken two photographs, one from the left and one from the right to demonstrate.

 

 right.correct  Left.correct
View of the right section  View of the left section

 

As you can see,  the frame is joined correctly together piece to piece, but the pattern ( the high refief ) on the right piece does not meet precisely with the pattern ( the high refief ) of the left piece. This is perfectly normal and inherent in the process of cutting and joining material with a high relief pattern.

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