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Standard Frames

Our frames are personal. From the beginning we inspect, feel and ensure that the moulding meets our standards, free of blemishes (unless intended of course), perfectly straight and suitable for the desired frame outcome. Each of the production phases are integerous to the final outcome of the frame build.  From the precision mitre cut, pinning the corners, glue bonding, and working with the density and absorption qualities of the wood for staining, these are all production phases that are carefully considered and executed. Every frame we make gets the same DLB attention to detail we are known for, whether intended for a museum level final assembly or as an entry level presentation frame, there is no compromise. If the glue is not dry, we simply wait until it is.

Walnut 15x35mm
This slim 15x35 Walnut profile has an elegant black line detail along the inner of the rebate. The glass is separated from the work by an elegant 10mm spacer.
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Pinning corner frames, pinning, frame corners
The pinning process is important to the frames integrity. First a thin layer of wood glue is applied and the corners pinned with the utmost care to avoid wood splits.
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Simplistic framing, simple white profile
This charming oil on board is framed in a simply treated profile. The bevel is kept a clean bone white shade while the profile top has a slight dirty wax applied to it, giving it more depth and and little bit more interesting.
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Roger Ballen, Roger Ballen photograph framed, walnut frame profile, archival mounting
Roger Ballen selected this frame himself because the loved the way the warm walnut profile worked with the black and white layering into the picture. The silver gelatin print is mounted onto museum board backing with a front museum window mount.
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Lady Skollie
For the Lady Skollie exhibition at Everard Read in Johannesburg, DLB was tasked with producing cost effect yet striking frames for these works. We selected a standard frame profile with a relatively deep rebate that we then spray painted gold - it worked beautifully and Lady Skollie loved them!
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Gerald Sekoto oil on board
This charming Sekoto was first lovingly restored by a specialist painting restorer before coming to us for a simple frame that would show the whole work, edges and all. We made a walnut floater frame leaving a 3mm shadow line and setting the work back slightly in the frame to protect the work.
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