Picture Frame Moulding - Embossed Wood Moulding
MANY MORE PATTERNS AVAILABLE
The warmth and beauty of hardwood picture frames is durable and timeless.
Whether ash or oak, poplar or basswood, cherry or maple, or even ramin, the customer
will have no cause for buyer's regret after purchasing a quality hardwood frame. Today
one can inspect hardwood frames 1000 years old at the finest museums.
Embossed patterns are impressed into the wood with heat and pressure. The metal embossing
wheel die has the pattern cut into the circumference of the wheel. The picture frame moulding is
rolled between the die and a drive wheel below. By lowering the upper embossing wheel, more
force pushes the pattern deeper into the wood. The pattern is then part of the wood, not added
to the wood with another material. The embossed pattern is very durable and resistant to damage.
Custom profiles can be made to the desires of the customer. Embossed patterns can be adjusted,
within limits, to adapt to the needs of the customer. Picture frame moulding of almost any design
can be produced, to make the finest picture frames.
Picture frame moulding is available in poplar, basswood, ash, oak, cherry, maple and ramin. Poplar
and basswood is stocked in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 and 8/4 lumber. White ash is stocked in 4/4 and 5/4. Oak,
cherry, hard white maple, soft maple and ramin are stocked in 4/4 lumber. Poplar is usually best for
embossing, because of its physical properties. Basswood is generally good for embossed moulding.
Cherry soft maple and ramin are fair for embossing. Ash and oak can be embossed with shallow patterns only
because they are quite hard. Hard maple is unsuitable for embossing because it is very hard, but it is fine for
plain picture frame moulding.