The essential, classic cabinetmaker’s frame, the Basic Aurora is the simplest mortise-and-tenon frame. Architectural in feel, versatile and handsome in a restrained way, it gathers its beauty from the wood itself and the craftsmanship of the joinery. Playing off the basic form, we’ve used chamfers and outset corners to complete the line.
Your choice of corner treatment to articulate the joint.
No. 1000 “Basic Aurora” — Available 1″ and wider and in any wood. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE…
No. 1000 and 1001 OS “Cloister.” CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE…
No. 1100 — Available in any width 1″ and wider, and in any wood. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE…
No. 1110 “Shaw.” Samples shown in stained quartersawn white oak, outer sample with coved stops, inner sample with sharp stops. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE…
Nos. 1200 and 1201 “Kelmscott” — Available in any width 1″ and wider, and in any wood. (No. 1200 is blind-tenon; No. 1201 is through-tenon.) CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE…
Aurora Compounds consist of our Basic Aurora with either a cap molding or an inner mitered molding overlapping the sight edge.
Compound Aurora No. 1110—3″ + #1—3/4″ (Capped Shaw) in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain). Shown on painting (signed “Soltman,” Pennsylvania carousel painter), (farm family), ca. 1910. Oil on canvas, 38” x 28”.
Paul Kratter painting, “Sweeping Shadow”, 2009, 20″ x 16″. In Aurora Compound with carved beveled sight molding and gilt oak slip.