Natural Edge Frames Created From Red Cedar Driftwood

I commonly create these red cedar driftwood (a juniper species) 1/2 log frames to custom sizes for customers. Red cedar undergoes a transformation when becoming driftwood as the river quickly erodes away the lighter color sapwood to reveal the beautiful and bizarre red-brown character of heartwood. It's usually pretty straight as well, so makes for good frame wood.

As you can see in the example photos, no two pieces are ever quite the same . . . some can be very knobby and some more smooth with fewer knots. Color can vary a bit too from reddish orange to more dark purplish brown, and some can even have a bit of sapwood left over giving some blondish colors. Your frame is assured to be unique as nature intended!

Frame sizes range from 8"x8" to some I've made as big as 24" x 36". Typical depth is 3/8", but can alter the design slightly to accommodate deeper canvas paintings. The wood is sanded to a degree to be smooth, but not destroy the character and finished with my signature oil/varnish blend for natural look. Frames include HD hanging wire and push points. Framing-grade acrylic glass and backer are also options if needed or desired.

I can also create custom frames from different types of driftwood, as well as normal wood logs, driftboards, and unique hollow log slices with decent size naturally hollow openings (usually oval and circular shaped). Please inquire!

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  • Caren F.

    Caren F.'s review

    • Dec 5th 2020

    I'm thrilled with the driftwood frame that Matt made. It is just beautiful and he was a delight. Excellent communication and wanting to make me happy with the final results. This was achieved. I highly recommend his work and will definitely order from him again. Thank you, Matt!

  • Chris L.

    Chris L.'s review

    • Jul 30th 2020

    Very happy with the frame I received. Matt took my preferences into account, kept to the timeframe he laid out at the start of the project, and showed me pics every step of the way. Will certainly work with him again.

  • Joe V.

    Joe V.'s review

    • Mar 28th 2020

    Matt is a master artist and craftsman. He made 3 frames for me and they are incredible. Everyone who see them comments on how amazing they look.
    Thank you Matt!

  • Derek Z.

    Derek Z.'s review

    • Sep 10th 2019

    Matt was a blast to work with! He is a true professional and artisan of his craft... Highly recommend his work!

  • Will G.

    Will G.'s review

    • Jul 26th 2019

    It has been a pleasure working with Matt. It would be great if all business correspondence was this cordial, professional and timely. I love the picture frames that were crafted and shipped to me. We are discussing a second project. Matt: thank you for your fine taste, artistry and excellence. Will

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