Natural Edge creates custom made frames with a difference.
We are professional framers offering distinctive choices in framing styles, materials and techniques. From natural timber frames to moulding profiles, conservation framing, canvas stretching and object boxes, we can provide many options. Please scroll down to discover our range of services, artistic approach and framing ideas. We invite you to contact us any time to organise a quote and discuss your requirements.
Natural Timber Frames – Our speciality is making frames using West Australian native timbers that are accessed from industry off-cuts. The timbers include Jarrah, Marri Red Gum, Karri, Sheoak, Tuart, and Blackbutt. Our live edge frames are our most popular choice however we also make the more traditional straight edge design finished in either a rustic or refined look. A selection of oils, waxes and varnishes of various grades are also used on either the frame face or edge, or both.
Yallingup WA – bark edge Marri.
Vasse Felix wine – bark edge Karri.
Guillotines rock pools – Marri Red Gum.
Cowaramup Bay – bark edge Jarrah.
Prefabricated Moulding Frames – Natural edge has a large range of profile mouldings available, all ready made for a quick turn around. There are a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from if your piece needs to match certain themes and decor. We can also use lightweight acrylic glass that looks just like normal glass which allows us to go really BIG!
Prefabricated frame moulding.
Homestead shabby moulding.
Kim Shippe print in white moulding, double mat and V-Groove.
Forest red tail black cockatoo feathers in textured white moulding.
Stretch Canvas Frames –
If you have a canvas art piece we can get that on your wall too. We can stretch canvases of any size and offer choices in floating frames to add value to your special art work.
Meelup beach canvas triptych.
Margaret River sunset canvas framed in a timber floating frame.
Blue gum timber floating frame.
Stretch canvas in Andy Warhol style. We can crate a Warhol memory of your pet too.
Added extras –
In addition we like to add those extra touches to create truly out of the ordinary frames as shown below.
Dressed Jarrah with gold fillet insert perfect for a certificate frame.
Gold fillet insert
Dressed Marri Red Gum frame with double coloured mats for extra emphasis.
Double matting and spacers.
Rustic Jarrah and Silver fillet insert – Image Margaret River Cellar Doors
Silver fillet insert.
Forest Red tailed black cockatoos framed in rustic Jarrah and corrugated iron.
Corrugated Iron wrap for embellishment.
Silver Fillet – Image Luke Gerson
Silver fillet for embellishment.
The Leeuwin lighthouse in Jarrah and rope inserted in a rebate.
Rope added to embellish the theme.
Lichen covered Jarrah
Old ‘Groupie’ settlement home in corrugated wrapped frame secured with rusty nails.
Barbed wire attached for effect.
Meelup beach framed in pine driftwood collected off the beach.
Cowaramup sunrise in an old chook door with inner rustic Jarrah frame and barbed wire attached.
Barbed wire for effect.
Old bolts in rustic Jarrah.
Boranup forest framed in Karri bark edge with its true nature left attached.
Karri bark edge frame.
Old bolts for effect.
Recycling corrugated iron has been an adventure in creative design. Below – Bussell Highway Margaret River circa 1951.
Hamelin Bay sting rays ion corrugated iron and rustic Jarrah frame.
Shark Bay in corrugated iron frame with inner Jarrah and outer Sheoak frames.
Bremer Bay’s Little Fisherman’s Wharf in corrugated Iron and rustic Jarrah frame.
Margaret River vineyard sunset framed in Marri Red Gum with corrugated iron panels.
Conservation Framing –
We offer the choice of conservation grade framing which includes acid free mounts, matting and backing boards. Archival glazing choices are also available to reduce the effects of harsh UV light. Conservation framing also allows for the removal of pieces from frames if a new frame is desired. Whether conservation grade is requested or not we always follow the technique of taping timber rebates to protect art work from tannins staining. These practices will keep your precious art work and photos in pristine condition for years to come.
Cross stitch embroidery framed in Walnut moulding with gold fillet.
Framing Mirrors –
Mirrors look fantastic in the natural timber; a wonderful addition to the bedroom or entry statement to your home.
The very beautiful silkiness of Tasmanian Sassafras timber (currently unavailable).
A large mirror framed in Marri Red Gum at Stella Bella winery Margaret River.
Transforming a mirror with rustic flair.
Marri Red Gum Bark Edge timber.
The added design feature of corrugated iron brings real craftsmanship to this peice.
Framing Memorabilia – We wouldn’t be framers if we didn’t frame sport jerseys! We’re in the know about the right club colours and framing styles that showcase your beloved teams.
Sleeves can make final frames as wide as they are high. This rash vest shows how sleeves can be incorporated in an engaging yet simple design.
Object Framing – Object framing is another of our services. It is great way to protect and exhibit precious items that deserve to be seen. All nature of pieces in any size and shape can be catered for to create that perfect encasement to show off its uniqueness.
Juvenile abalone shell on velvet in rustic Jarrah.
Box object frame.
A fragile seahorse skeleton in a straight edge Marri Red Gum shallow box frame.
Skate board box frame made with mirrored and black moulding.
Surfing magazine in a box frame.
Sea fan in shabby box frame.
Object box frames
Skate board box frame.
What ever your framing requirements are we strive to meet your highest expectations.
One Stop Shop – As well as being framers we offer something extra. We have our own online gallery of images from which to choose a special piece for your home or office. The images can be prepared as prints or canvases, as well as wall feature designs. For example, diptych or triptychs for that odd shaped space in frames that suit your room colour themes & furnishing.
Photography Services – If its a family portrait or wedding service you need photographed, we offer both in the spirit of relaxation! We have the experience to provide a comprehensive result in the most beautiful of settings at very competitive rates. Of course packages include discounts on framing if you choose us to undertake both services.
Photo Finishing –
If you simply want to display your photos without a frame we can also mount photographs on card. Mounting pictures on a backing board and window card can be convenient because it suits smaller spaces and budgets. We offer competitive prices for mounting one or many images, just ask for a quote.
We can also shrink wrap mounted photos for protection, easier storage and freighting.
Photo Restoration – We also have the skills to restore your old photos that have seen the ravishes of time. The process involves either carefully scanning or photographing the original and restoring the image digitally. With the digital file we can then produce a print in any size and on any medium. Our aim is to refresh an image and return its original integrity.
Renting – If you have a need to add to your home decor, for any reason, we can help. We offer a competitive rental service of framed images short or long term for your own home, investment property, office meeting spaces or Air BNB.
Jarrah frame with block colour mount for Indigenous Artwork.
Twin Wrens – Jarrah Frame with mount and colour spacer.
In memoriam for Reg – White moulding
Straight edge Jarrah frame with block colour mount for Indigenous artwork.
White moulding with spacers for image by Margaret River Photographer Fran Gronow.
Jarrah box frames for Margaret River artist Jo Standish.
Silver cross hatch moulding for pencil work for Margaret River artist Nancy Tost.
Sheoak frame with textured mount
by Gosia Wlodarczak.