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Special Project: Fine Art Gallery Mounts

My father-in-law is a very talented wood worker.  I would even venture to call him a “master craftsman”.  Over the years he has made many many wonderful pieces of furniture for my wife and I as gifts, as well as so many toys for my children that will be loved for generations to come.  Maybe some day I’ll post up some photos of the full size rocking horse that he hand carved for my daughter, it’s absolutely stunning!

Earlier this year around Christmas I was talking with him about creating some custom made wood mounts for some photos of my children.  As a photographer I have access to millions of different photo frames and canvas wraps, prints etc…  But I wanted something a little different for my house.  He came up with an idea of creating solid frames that would “float” off the wall when mounted, and also have a floating mount for a print.  He made up a prototype out of some extra pine that he had so that we could test the idea and the manufacturing process.  I wanted to make these “solid”, no cheap particle board or fake veneered wood.  For reference in the photos below the photograph portion is a standard sized 11×14 mounted print.

This is just one style that we came up with that features an off center floating photo mount surrounded by a solid exotic wood frame.  For our first prototypes we made up 4 different frames in different species of exotic woods.

Here are a few quick pictures that I took.  Sorry for not being able to set up better product shots, but I was excited to post these – it was hard to avoid the specular reflections.

For pricing details or other information, please send me an email to fineartgallerymounts@johnandrewsphotography.com and I’d be happy to talk to you about the possibilities.  Any size and / or material can be used and the frames can be supplied without photo or with photo printed and mounted in your choice of print (gloss, lustre, metallic etc).

Information about the wood species used.

http://www.exotic-wood.com/wenge.htm

http://www.exotic-wood.com/african_padauk.htm

http://www.exotic-wood.com/honduras_mahogany.htm

African Wenge

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Wenge

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Wenge

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Padauk with Wenge Inserts

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

Honduras Mahagony

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Padauk with Wenge Inserts

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Padauk

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

Honduras Mahogany Close Up

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Wenge Close Up

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Padauk Close Up

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

African Padauk Close Up

Fine Art Gallery Mounts

Johnny - October 3, 2010 - 8:04 pm

These pictures look great, even with the specular reflections. I like the African Padauk with Wenge Inserts…

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