Exemplifying the inherent beauty of honest workmanship and its basis for decoration, lap-joints at the corners (forming what are sometimes called crosseted corners) offer the opportunity for simple decorative treatment. The blunt-cut Adirondack is the simple version of this type of frame, with the Oxford exploring decorative variations. (More on the Oxford in this blog post.)
WIDTHS: Available in any width starting at 5/8″.
WOODS: Available in any wood.
Advice from 1906
“(In framing) old rare prints… the frames should be made of the simplest wood bands, but as exquisitely finished as possible; the corners lap joined add much to the beauty of such frames.”
—1906 framers’ manual
Simple treatments of ends and a more elaborate design suggestive of possibilities.
Choose a single flush dowel or inlaid square plug at each corner.
Adirondack Framed Examples—
Oxford Framed Examples—