FRAMING

Each frame is a unique product

Framed by Wilcovak

Each frame is a unique product

we make the frames completely customized and per piece.
customized and hand moulded
we colour your frame ourselves with environmentally friendly paints
different types of wood
We are specialized in handmade solid wood frames, especially large ones. Crafted with great care. Our frames
are used by photo artists, galleries, museums and collectors. Companies and private individuals are also welcome.
You can also contact us for framing of graphic work, canvases and paintings.

We make the frames completely customized and per piece. Each frame is a unique product.
We distinguish ourselves by personal contact with you as a customer and an enormous amount of care surrounding your work of art. Everything is produced to the millimeter.

Wood types: European walnut, oak, ash, maple, yellow poplar. The wood is produced from one log, right from the sawmill.
The slats have had a number of treatments; they have been sawed, planed, milled, and sanded until they have the right thickness. This gives us maximum control of the wood.

At your request, we can design special frames. Both, shape and colour.

Want to know more about framing?

3 types of lists:
  • Picture frame – This is without glass and usually has a rebate or ‘shadow gap’ of approx. 0.5 cm around the work.
  • Display frame – This is usually with museum glass or a Diasec® panel.
  • Block frame – We mount this at the back of a Diasec® panel or ChromaLuxe right on the edge of the work.
4 types of glass:
  • Museumglass®
  • Laminated glass
  • Tru Vue Optium Acrylic
  • Floatglass

Curious about which type of glass is best for your work? Read more about it here.

Then there are a number of choices:
  • Wood grain: whether or not visible, sprayed with lacquer.
  • Wood type: walnut, oak, ash, maple, yellow-poplar.
  • Colour of the frame: Most commonly used are black/brownish tones and white, but we can also supply all RAL colours, transparent or otherwise.
  • Way of framing: locked up or floating?
  • Thickness of the profiles, read more per type of frame.
  • Depth of the work – we recommend working with glass slats. There must be space between the glass and the art object for the work to be retained.
  • Possibility of applying a passe-partout.
  • Does a signature or edition number have to be taken into account?
  • Which type of glass for display frames? read more …..
  • Of course, the budget can also be a determining factor.
What is the difference in types of wood?
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Oak

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Oak has a yellowish brown to dark brown colour.
Structure depends on the growth condition.

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European walnut

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European walnut is light greyish brown to warm
dark brown, possibly with attractive blackish markings.
Walnut is characterised by sapwood, these are the
lighter parts of the wood. When varnished white, this can stand out against the darker shade of walnut, which is why we try to avoid this sapwood in light finishes.

A substitute wood type for walnut is Mansonia.
Mansonia is a little straighter in structure and lighter in colour and a little fainter.
The main difference is the grain, which is fine and even in Mansonia and clearly lacks the typical wild growth characteristics of walnut.

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Ash

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The colour of ash varies from white to yellowish or
light yellow-brown. When Ash is exposed to light, its colour
white ash becomes more yellow in time. The grain is
coarse and sometimes slightly wavy.

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Maple

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Has a white to creamy colour
which turns slightly more yellow by daylight. The wood has an
even structure. The grain is fine and sometimes has a
regular wavy grain.

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Yellow Poplar

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Yellow poplar is originally a yellow-green to
brown-green wood. It is a fast growing
tree. The wood is soft and moderately firm. The grain is
fine and even in structure.

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Ayous

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Ayous is whitish to creamy yellow. By exposure
to light, the wood quickly fades. This wood is easy to
work, but you should not make any demands in terms of durability
or strength. That is why we do not use this type of wood at Wilcovak.

Many factory/profile frames have the basis of ayous.

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RATHER NOT HAVE A HANDMADE FRAME?

We offer a series of profile frames. We purchase these frame profiles from specialised frame suppliers. We have put together a selection suitable for framing photo prints. In addition to the wooden profile frames, we have a collection of Barth frames in any desired format.

Together with you, we will find a nice frame that matches the photo print for an optimal result, based on your available budget.

RATHER NOT HAVE A HANDMADE FRAME?

We offer a series of profile frames. We purchase these frame profiles from specialised frame suppliers. We have put together a selection suitable for framing photo prints. In addition to the wooden profile frames, we have a collection of Barth frames in any desired format.

Together with you, we will find a nice frame that matches the photo print for an optimal result, based on your available budget.

Wilcovak

…is like no other:

Everything under one roof

Personal

Museum quality

Our own transport service

Reviews

What customers think of us

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Great service. Superb printing and finishing work. Very professional and extremely friendly!

Minerva Academy Groningen
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The highest quality prints, lots of personal attention, a super team to work with!

Hans Wientjens

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Top quality and a warm and super knowledgeable team. I have had my work printed and framed in various places in the world and no one has ever been able to match the quality of Wilcovak!

Marcel Luit
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