Canvas Floater Frames & Tray Frames made to your specifications

 

We specialise in making tray frames for canvases or dibond/ aluminium panels from a variety of solid woods such as oak, walnut, maple, tulip, beech, ash, pine, wenge. Depending on your specifications, we can make these to any profile dimensions (front face width x depth), as well as accommodating wide gaps around the canvas.

We can also frame canvases that are already stretched but can also re-stretch onto various wooden profiles as well as wooden-aluminium composite museum rims, which are particularly good for very large canvases. Large tray frames can be made using museum standard rims in sizes up to 6m x 6m, but would need to stretch them on-site because of space reasons. The largest canvases we can stretch in the workshop are generally around 2.5m x 1.5m. Please contact us for exact details. Stretched canvases can be displayed with or without a frame.

We often make very deep tray frames using a two-part process and lap-join the two parts together, hiding the join behind the frame.

Your tray and floater frame can be sprayed to match any RAL code, Dulux or Farrow and Ball colour with matt, satin or gloss finishes.

Please contact us for details.

Frame costs are priced by metre of circumference but we calculate these to the mm so you only pay for what you get. Prices are exclusive of VAT.

Stretcher Rims

  • Standard Stretcher Rims Standard Stretcher Rims

    Made from finger-jointed knot-free pine in a variety of different depths. Stretching on rims up to A1 size cost £44 per finished metre. Above this size £55 per metre going up to £65 per metre for stretcher rims over 1.2m x 1.5m. Both include strengthening batons.

  • Museum Stretcher Rims Museum Stretcher Rims

    Available in depths of 25mm and 40mm. Largest size is 6m x 6m. POA.

Standard Tray Frames

  • Standard Tray Profiles 1 Standard Tray Profiles 1

    Front face 10mm, side measurement 32mm and inside space is 22mm. Available in white or black woodgrain finish. £44 per finished metre.

  • Standard Tray Profiles 2 Standard Tray Profiles 2

    Front face 14mm, side measurement 32mm and inside space 22mm. Smooth almost matt finish but with a touch of satin. £44 per finished metre.

  • Standard Tray Profiles 3 Standard Tray Profiles 3

    Front face 15mm, side measurement 50mm and inside space 40mm. Available in white or black. Woodgrain finish shown here. Also available in a smooth finish. £65 per finished metre.

  • Standard Tray Profiles 4 Standard Tray Profiles 4

    Front face 26mm, side measurement 50mm and inside space 40mm. Available in white or black woodgrain finish. £75 per finished metre.

  • Standard Tray Profiles 5 Standard Tray Profiles 5

    Front face 16mm large, side measurement 50mm and inside space 40mm. Natural oak woodgrain finish. £80 per finished metre large, £65 per finished metre small.

  • Standard Tray Profiles 6 Standard Tray Profiles 6

    Front face 16mm large, side measurement 50mm and inside space 40mm. Light and dark brown finishes available. £80 per finished metre large, £65 per finished metre small.

Solid Wood Tray Profiles

  • Solid Wood 1 Solid Wood 1

    The most common tray profiles we use in solid wood have a 12mm front face, 40mm side measurement, which gives a 30mm internal measurement. Photo shows, from left to right, Tulip wood, clear wax finish, Limed Tulip, waxed Lime wood and waxed Oak. All the finishes shown on the Hand Finished frame page can also be made into tray frames. We can mill tray frames with almost any profile dimensions. A front face width of 5mm is normally the thinnest we can go. If you don’t see what you need please contact us.

  • Solid Wood 2 Solid Wood 2

    If your canvas does not fit we can either re-stretch it onto a shallower rim or custom mill you a profile to perfectly fit your requirements. This photo shows a solid oak profile, 15mm front face, 90mm side measurement, which gives a 75mm internal space for the canvas, which we milled for a client. Next to it is a solid walnut profile, also custom milled for a client. Please email us with your requirements so that we can quote you.

Fancy Tray Profiles

  • Komodo 1 Komodo 1

    Profile dimensions are 40mm front face, 57mm side measurement and a 47mm internal space. Colours Black, Red, Celedron, Ivory. Finish is smooth, glossy, with darker detailing which give these moulds a high-end distressed look. £120 per finished metre.

  • Komodo 2 Komodo 2

    Profile dimensions are 40mm front face, 57mm side measurement and a 47mm internal space. Colours Black, Red, Celedron, Ivory. Finish is smooth, glossy, with darker detailing which give these moulds a high-end distressed look. £120 per finished metre.

  • Sun 1 Sun 1

    Profile dimensions 17mm front face, 53mm side measurement and a 42mm internal space. Colours are Black, Gold, White, Bronze, Silver, Pewter. Finish is smooth metallic foil with fine line detailing on the inner and outer edge of the front face. £120 per finished metre.

  • Sun 2 Sun 2

    Profile dimensions 17mm front face, 53mm side measurement and a 42mm internal space. Colours are Black, Gold, White, Bronze, Silver, Pewter. Finish is smooth metallic foil with fine line detailing on the inner and outer edge of the front face. £120 per finished metre.

Custom Tray Frame Projects

  • This photograph shows a toffee polished solid oak tray frame with 135 degree angled joints.

  • Close up of the angled joints.

  • Reverse side showing the butterfly wedges, which hold the frame together.

  • Reverse side of the frame showing the jointed lattice work made from 18mm plywood. This lattice of milled pieces supports the artwork.

  • This series of photographs show the construction of the different phases of a type of tray frame specified by the client. The wooden parts were made from Tulip, Pine and Medite MDF.

  • The wooden parts sprayed in standard white acrylic paint with a satin finish.

  • The space between the two frame edges was covered in brown linen.

  • The finished frame.

Large Tray Frames & Canvas Stretching

  • A Museum wood-aluminium stretcher rim with strengthening batons. A Museum wood-aluminium stretcher rim with strengthening batons.

  • The canvas being stretched on-site over the Museum stretcher rim. The canvas being stretched on-site over the Museum stretcher rim.