Display frame

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Display frame

Also see our Box Frame and Block Frame.
We distinguish ourselves with our handmade solid wooden frames.

All thicknesses and depths are possible, if technically feasible.

The frames are spray-painted in our own paint shop.

The reverse side is also solidly manufactured.

A hanging strip across the entire width of the frame is a standard feature of our handmade display frames.

Hand-crafted, hand-planed display cabinets made of solid wood, fully custom-made, painted afterwards, in various types of wood such as oak, walnut, ash, maple, cherry, mansonia and yellow poplar.

These frames are characterized by presenting the photo panel with distance to the glass. The most common display frames are used as follows:

  • locked up or with a white border around the photo
  • floating
  • passe-partout
  • photo panel (such as a Diasec® panel) mounted in the frame instead of glass.

Want to know more about the display frame?

Different sizes:
To make communication easier, we have given our Wilcovak handmade frames the names of European cities.
These refer to the thicknesses and depths of the frames.

…and everything is possible, as long as it is technically feasible. State your wishes!

Type of display frame: size width x depth
Madrid 10 x 30 mm
Bilbao 12 x 30 mm
Paris 15 x 40 mm
Amsterdam* 20 x 50 mm
London* 30 x 60 mm
Berlin* 40 x 80 mm
Rome = facetrand* Amsterdam / London / Berlin


What is the difference in types of wood?
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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

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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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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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

yellow poplar
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 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.

Suspended mounting
Here, we create a space between the back wall and the picture panel. The picture seems to float in the frame. You can decide for yourself
to what extent you want a photo to float. It is important, however, that the depth of the frame allows the photo to float.
You can also decide on the white or black border around the photo panel. We will be happy to advise you on this.
We can take care of this traditional way of framing. We are happy to advise you which thickness of the museum board and a color that suits your photo best.
By framing your artwork this way, the depth of the frame may be less deep. The passe-partout ensures that there is space between the museum glass and the artwork.
We can provide large-sized passe-partouts. The passe-partout material is always acid-free.
What choices to make next?
  • type of wood: European walnut, oak, ash, maple, yellow-poplar
  • color of the frame: most commonly used are the black / brownish shades and white, however we can provide all RAL colors, transparent if desired
  • thicknesses and depths of frames
  • type of glass – read more …..

For framing floated:

  • type of background:
  • dibond white
  • dibond black
  • dibond sprayed on colour
  • dibond covered with a fine art photo paper. If desired printed in a specific color. When coating with photo paper, we can also include the glazing beads.
  • wooden background, e.g. walnut plywood.
  • degree of floating: you can choose from: 4, 12, 15, 20 or 25 mm thick from the rear plate

When framing with passe-partout:

  • colour of passe-partout
  • width of the passe-partout
  • shadow gap around the picture


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What customers think of us


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

Minerva Academy Groningen

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

Hans Wientjens


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