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Genuine Barn Wood

JB Garrett

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Other than Frametastic, is there another custom frame supplier for genuine barn wood? It looks like USA Salvage has gone to an on-line only format. I'm still waiting to find out if samples will be made available to custom framers. While I'm waiting, I thought I'd see if there might be someone still working with custom framers directly.
 
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RParrish

PFG, Picture Framing God
USA salvage is sold by Graphik Dimensions now. Back in the day they used to be mail order. I was just thinking of tossing my USA samples.
 

Larry Peterson

PFG, Picture Framing God
Other than Frametastic, is there another custom frame supplier for genuine barn wood?
I misread that the first time. I said to myself, "No way Framerica does genuine barn wood". Then I re-read it and world order was restored.
 

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God

tedh

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Just this week we had a customer who had wanted "real barnwood" for four Bev Doolittle horse prints, (the ones with the horses blending with the backgrounds), and ordered four real barnwood readymades that I cut down today. Big pain. Three aluminum brads per corner that had to be yanked, overly large rabbets, and varying thicknesses of widths, so getting the right size was time-consuming. Wood quality was barnwood-level. I don't think that the roughness of these matched the fine detail of the artworks.
 

neilframer

PFG, Picture Framing God
What I believe that Rustic Creations does is to "age" the wood and they aren't really tearing barns apart.
I might be wrong about this...:shrug:
I have dealt with companies in the past that are actually using torn down barns for moulding.
The moulding that we get from them doesn't have any nails or anything like that.

I am very familiar with Bev Doolittle prints and I've framed a number of them over the years.
 

Terry Hart cpf

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
What I believe that Rustic Creations does is to "age" the wood and they aren't really tearing barns apart.
I might be wrong about this...:shrug:
I'm pretty sure it's real barnwood. They just rip it to the various dimensions they use. Plenty of imperfections, warps, knot holes, color variations, etc. On the flats (with no back cap) you'll see that the inner edge is raw fresh wood where the board has been cut to size and the back edge is still in the rough. On the ones where a back cap is added it covers the raw cut & the uncut edge is used on the rabbet side. Even though they're ripped & rabbeted often there are enough variations in moulding width & rabbet that it would be a problem with factory made mouldings but with real barnwood you just roll with it. Rabbets are pretty generous so there's some lee way when fitting. Anyway, give them a call. Like I said, nice folk. I bet they'd be happy to answer questions.
 
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