Different Types of Picture Frames

19 Feb


If you are into pictures and art, you might wonder if there are a lot of picture frames that you can choose from. There are actually four main types of picture frames available for you and this article will be able to walk you through all the details that you need to know about these picture frames.

1. Frames Made Out Of Wood

2. Frames That Are Meta

3. Frames Made From Plastic

4. Frames Made Out Of Glass


The most common of all the frames are the wooden picture frames. There is a very high possibility that all of the pictures in your house are made out of wooden materials. The wooden category is composed of three sub-categories. They are solid wood, wood veneer, and composite.

Solid wood pretty much explains itself. After all, it is made out of 100% wood. Most wooden picture frames that you see in stores are not really made out of solid wood. They are usually made from composite wood which you will be able to read about below. This is for the simple reason that solid woods are really expensive that is why there are many artists who make use of the cheaper wood that still enable them to create the same shape. The cheapest among the three sub-categories of a wooden picture frame is the one that is made from composite wood. These picture frames are made from wood pieces that are compressed which are then glued together. Majority of the wooden picture framing that you see in stores and in households are made out of these compressed wood. Since this is the cheapest, it is also considered to be the most commonly used among the sub-categories of wooden picture frames. On the other hand, if you want to give your frame that "wooden-look", you can make use of a wood veneer even without using any solid wood. This process may be done if you glue pieces of small high-quality wood together overlapping those composite frames. This can be, however, a bit more costly than the composite frames, but it will surely provide you with a look that is very similar to those picture frames that are made out of solid wood.

When it is a good choice to consider wood as the material for your picture frame, this can also give you some problems later on. Such problems may include termites that might completely damage your picture as well as other damages brought about by unfinished wooden frames. Check out some more facts about picture frame at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image.


If you want a decent picture framing that could last for a long time, it would be a good idea for you to make use of the plastic picture frame. There are different types of plastic frames. The three common types include colored, glossy, and wood imitation plastic picture frames. All of this will work depending on what you are really looking for. Colored would be the best choice if you are after the modern look. They can really add color to your room and look good as well. If you want a nice wooden feel to your picture frame without any imperfections at all, it would be a good thing for you to consider the imitation wood, however, if you look at it in a closer view, you can really tell that is made out of plastic and not pure wood. The glossy part is to make your picture frame shine in the light. Although this may look great, there is a very big tendency for fingerprints to be seen.

There are still a lot of types of picture frames made from other materials, all you have to do is to make sure that you purchase one that suits your taste and your purpose.

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