alt title: The Job That Killed Its Framer
I titled this piece and wrote crazy stuff in this space two weeks ago, but pulled it almost immediately. Dear Me-in-the-future: Do not blog while exhausted and beginning a second beer.
An extraordinary job came through the shop two weeks ago: 9 giant abstract oils for a major hotel. They were painted on solid wood and were sooo HEAVY and also still wet(!). But that's neither here nor there. The job was particularly difficult because of a highly unusual stack (stacked frames are 2 or more mouldings fastened together to create a wider or deeper moulding) with a very sensitive finish. The moulding style is Gramercy from Larson-Juhl, and it is modern, simple, inexpensive, and really great-looking. (However it scratches so easily one need only think about it too long from an adjoining room to cause damage.) It is available in silver and black and I have some of it hanging in my own home if you need an endorsement to proceed with your order.
completed order awaiting pick-up
stack side view
This stack is difficult because it bevels a square moulding inward and is then attached to the back of another square moulding. The result, I have to say, was beautiful in a way I hadn't expected. It is really attentive to the depth of the art and the look from all sides. Fitting these was probably one of the biggest challenges of my career, and I wasn't even the one who had to cut the frames (thanks, Mark!).