Shadow Box Picture Framing In Oakland, CA

Everyone knows what a Shadow Box picture frame is right? Well not really. A shadow box picture frame is just what the name inplies. A picture frame with so much internal depth that a shadow is cast inside the picture frame box usually along the top and top backboard. Why would anyone want want a deep shadow box picture frame? If you look at the adjoining photo of the picture frame, the sides of the frame are deep to encompass the thickness of the sword which is inside of the shadow box picture frame. If a picture frame moulding is not deep enough then we have to add what we call scabs to the back of the picture frame moulding. This extends the internal depth of the picture frames so the frame can accomidate thicker objects. These scabs are sized to accommodate the required thickness of the object being framed. The scabs are either papered over with the same brown paper which is on the back of the picture frame or painted over to match the side finish of the picture frame.

What objects have we framed in shadow box picture frames? We have framed swords, dolls, guns, knives, wood carvings, eyeglasses, oriental ivory fans, puppets et. The options are endless.

Everyone knows what a Shadow Box picture frame is right? Well not really. A shadow box picture frame is just what the name inplies. A picture frame with so much internal depth that a shadow is cast inside the picture frame box usually along the top and top backboard. Why would anyone want want a deep shadow box picture frame? If you look at the adjoining photo of the picture frame, the sides of the frame are deep to encompass the thickness of the sword which is inside of the shadow box picture frame. If a picture frame moulding is not deep enough then we have to add what we call scabs to the back of the picture frame moulding. This extends the internal depth of the picture frames so the frame can accomidate thicker objects. These scabs are sized to accommodate the required thickness of the object being framed. The scabs are either papered over with the same brown paper which is on the back of the picture frame or painted over to match the side finish of the picture frame.

What objects have we framed in shadow box picture frames? We have framed swords, dolls, guns, knives, wood carvings, eyeglasses, oriental ivory fans, puppets et. The options are endless.

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