Woods & Finishes


Hardwoods vary in color and grain, this is part of their natural beauty. The
color will change with age and light exposure. We do our best to insure that
all four pieces of a frame are similar in appearance.

You may choose up to three finishes, one for the outside, one for the top, and one for the inside. Standard inside color is matte black (MB), you must specify if you want something different. (There may be an additional charge.)

Wood Types

The last digit of the style number refers to the wood type:

0 = Poplar poplar_thumb

Light cream to yellowish brown color, with occasional streaks of gray or green. Poplar is one of the most common utility hardwoods in the United States. Seldom used for its appearance.

1 = Ash     ash_thumb

Light brown color, though darker shades can also be seen.

2 = Cherry: cherry_thumb

Reddish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light. Special order only

3 = Walnut: walnut_thumb

Range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Walnut is one of only a few domestic woods that has a naturally dark color.

4 = Maple  : maple_thumb

Color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. Maple is stronger, stiffer, harder, and denser than most other hardwoods.White color varies to beige with this tight grained hardwood.

Clear Finishes 

Fine Art Frames uses a non-yellowing, GREENGUARD Certified water-based clear lacquer.  This clear finish can be applied to any wood type.


Stained Finishes 

We have a large assortment of stains and wash finishes in stock. Additionally, we are able to match almost any stained finish.

Metallic Finishes

All genuine and metal leaf is applied by hand.

Precious Metal Finishes





Other Metal Finishes






Lacquer Finishes



If you have questions