Although our canvases can stand alone as finished pieces for your wall we also add various styles of frame to increase their impact. We like to use local materials with an interesting story and a strong link to the landscape.
Larch Post Frames and Floating Post Frames
Our unique frames are constructed of local Larchwood. They are truly a part of Applecross having grown here, been milled here into fenceposts at the now defunct Applecross sawmill, and used to fence the Pine tree plantation on the Bealach na Ba which was felled a few years ago.
You can actually see the very posts used in our 'Applecross Bay from the Bealach na Ba' picture.
Jack saw the potential to give them another lease of life as these beautifully rustic frames. Each one is totally individual after being weathered naturally for 50 years.
Now a limited number are available to frame the canvas of your choice.
Our Larchwood Post Frames are thicker to suit larger canvas pictures, a statement piece on the wall.
The Larchwood Floating Frames are ideal for smaller canvases. There is a thin gap between the canvas and the frame, creating an illusion of the picture "floating" in the frame, giving it its name.
Browse our collection and choose your canvas and frame by clicking below.
Watch the video on how our larchwood post frames are made below:
Waney Edged Larch Frames
In 2014, before Jack opened the Gallery, he spent some time working with a mobile sawmill which had been brought to Applecross to process local larch trees which had been felled in the previous years.
Jack noticed the beauty of the wood and took an order of plank edges with bark on which he dried out over the next few years. We now make our waney edged larch frames from these pieces.
They are time consuming to make! First all the bark is removed before being firmly glued back on before the pieces are fitted together and finished with Danish oil.
The Waney Edged Frames have a thin gap between the canvas and the frame of a few millimetres.