Framing a Canvas

Rustic Frames to fit a Canvas.

Now it’s wedding season I’m getting asked alot to make up rustic picture frames that’ll hold a canvas.
These need a custom made frame as they are alot deeper than a standard picture frame, often as deep as 4 cm and usually don’t require any glass.
The wood I use for a canvas frame has to be chunky to accommodate the depth of the canvas plus a backboard to keep the canvas in place, they like all of my other picture frames come with their fixtures attached.
Please get in touch if you would like a quote, I’ll need the width and height of your canvas plus the depth (thickness) of it and some guidance on what wood you like the look of.
Our rustic furniture and decor showroom is open daily if you’re local to Romsey in Hampshire, you’re very welcome to pop over and get some inspiration if needed!

Rustic Oak Frame for a Canvas.

Old boardwalk timber from Hayling Island.

The Rustic Picture Frame Company

For 16 years or so I’ve been making my range of home decor products out of authentic reclaimed wood, I started with Rusticana Interiors and spent a number of years exhibiting at markets and county shows all over the south.
After 5 years of trading in a gazebo which was not ideal for my heavy and awkward to pack items I bought and converted my 7.5 tonne wooden horsebox lorry ‘Maude’,
Maude and I travelled all over the place attending street markets and shows, we had some amazing times although often problematic due to her size and age!
You’ll find images of Maude on my Instagram page if you look back over the posts, she was a fantastic setting for my work and I loved her very much, unfortunately though with more people buying online instead of on the high street or at events Maude had to be rehomed and my business went online.
I now have two websites which some of you may have noticed and wondered why!
Rusticana Interiors is my baby and it’s where I started, it’s how past customers find me, although it could do with a facelift it does its job.
The second website I have is The Rustic Picture Frame Company, It’s easier for customers to navigate and less fussy.
Both the websites do and sell the same thing.
Although I no longer attend the shows and markets I do have a showroom in Dunbridge Hampshire that I share with my partner Matt from www.blackstone-chalk.co.uk
It’s rammed full of Matt’s rustic furniture and all of my picture frames and home decor items, we are open daily so please do pop over if you’re in the area.

Custom made Picture Frames and Gifts

With Christmas only a couple of months away it’s now time to start getting your custom made picture frames ordered.
I usually have a two week time span when making a bespoke picture frame, but approaching Christmas the wait will get longer, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
For website sales I’d recommend placing your order at least a week before the 23rd December to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.
Our showroom is open daily, up till 7pm on Christmas eve.
I share the showroom with my partner Matt from Blackstone Chalk Furniture
And Gina from Wildlife Art on Wood
Our stock is constantly changing and we’re all happy to take on commissions.
Gina has a range of Christmas tree decorations available and Matt has his usual rustic Door stops and chopping boards that make great gifts.
The showroom is open daily from 10am til late, so if you’re in the area (Romsey) do pop in.

Reclaimed wood picture frames UK

Reclaimed wood picture frames

by Rusticana Interiors:

For the last 14 years I have been working with Reclaimed Wood making Rustic picture frames, mirrors and other home decor pieces.
I started my business after working in Reclamation for many years restoring architecture items, there was a lack of genuine products being custom made out of Reclaimed Timber.

The market is flooded with people using pallet wood and scaffold boards which aren't authentic, I wanted to do something using Antique Oak, Elm, Chestnut and Pine, proper wood!

I source my Wood from a number of contacts in the Reclamation business:

  • Barns are being pulled down and restored, so often I’ll buy the frame work and cladding.
  • Cottages will be having new floors so I’ll salvage the old boards.
  • Farm buildings have great old Beams that are ancient and are being knocked down.

I'm always searching for the best and oldest wood I can find!

The majority of the wood I work with is Pit Sawn, meaning the whole tree would've been cut down and worked by hand.  No mechanical devices around in those days! They stopped Pit Sawing around 1860, the tree's they used were of great age so when you buy a Picture Frame or Mirror from me you know the Oak or Elm is going to be around 400 years old.

I make Rustic Picture Frames and Mirrors at any size needed that get sent all over the UK, The Bespoke service I offer let's you decided exactly what style, Wood, and Size you want, if you need a mount or non reflective glass then that's what you get!

We have a showroom which my partner Matt from Blackstone chalk furniture shares with me, it is open daily and is full of Reclaimed Picture Frames, Mirrors and Interior pieces.

Please get in touch if you would like to pop over, or want a Bespoke Picture Frame made up

Or have a look at some of the picture frames I have in my online shop