What type of wood do you use to make picture or painting frames?

I want to make them myself but I don't know what type of wood to use. Thanks.

  3 answers
  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Apr 24, 2018
    Any wood will do as long as not soft like pine.. I like tigers eye maple but usually a little pricey.. ex. Oak, ash..

  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Apr 24, 2018
    Hello! Some may this this is overkill, but in order to really understand the best wood for frames, one must understand the trees the wood comes from and if the trees are soft or hard. Click on the link below and read through the article. You will find great information about not only which wood to use but which is easier to paint, etc. Enjoy!


  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 26, 2018
    It might depend if your going to paint or stain the wood.
    The stained woods woukd require a pricer wood grade with nice grain.

    Additionally—Consider consignment shops -estate sales -garage sales and even thrift stores for frames that you can put your own artwork or photography in. Frames can be easily repainted, cost very little, glass and mats can be very pricey!