The Four-Square Basics have articulated joints, including, in the case of the No. 4001 designs, extended through-tenons. No. 4000 (the middle sample at left at 2″—2-1/2″ profile width) has blind-tenons. In the medium and wide profile width categories the frames typically feature reveals at the face—a 1/8″ step that accentuates the joint. Your choice of corner treatment. A simple and classic Craftsman-style, very architectural frame that projects integrity. For many, this is the quintessential Arts and Crafts picture frame.
WIDTHS: Any width 1″ and wider.
WOODS: Available in all woods.
Typical profile widths:
Frames are proportioned to the picture, often—especially for the medium and wide frames—combining widths for opposite pairs of members (see framed examples below).
Narrow: Widths of the members in the “drawing frame” group are typically kept equal, with no reveal at the face: 1″—1″, 1-1/4″—1-1/4″, 1-1/2″—1-1/2″.
Medium: At this width we typically add an 1/8″ reveal, or step, at the face. This category includes 1-1/2″—1-3/4″, 1-3/4″-2″, 2″—2-1/2″.
Wide: 2-1/2″—3″, 3″—3-1/2″, 3-1/2″—4″.