bespoke framing by canvas : THE TRAY FRAME

Next on the list of iconic frames we do is the ever popular Tray Frame. The name says it all as the canvas sits in the frame, like a tray. We traditionally would leave a 1cm gap around the canvas edge to add a sense of dimension and give the canvas that floating effect.

We use a solid wood version that can be painted to tie in with the piece or surroundings. This piece by Laura Bryson we painted it in a mix of Farrow and Ball colours to perfectly match the calming tones of the piece.

For this Esther O'Kelly we have gone for a white shade, Wevet which turned out to be a fantastic neutral white tone. Using the raw wood bases opens us up to using any colour for the piece in question.

Something else that's great about a tray style is that it can be used as a base frame. We would often suggest this to artists for exhibition framing as it is a nice simple style that finishes a canvas but it can also be easily added to, should a customer want to make it bigger or add a colour. 

On this Ciara Gilmore we used a simple white tray frame, and added a chunky wood frame, painted dark blue, on top. 

To get a quote for your own piece, get in touch today to discuss any ideas with our team.