No. 4000 and 4001 “Four-Square Basics”

Mortise-and-Tenon

4-Square Basic corner samplesThe 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″.

No. 4001 (outer sample, with through-tenon) and No. 4000 (with blind-tenon). Shown in 2-1/2"—3" profile widths. Both in stained quartersawn white oak. Flush dowel corner treatment on outer sample, square plug on inner. View large...

No. 4001 (outer sample, with through-tenon) and No. 4000 (with blind-tenon). Shown in 2-1/2″—3″ profile widths. Both in stained quartersawn white oak. Flush dowel corner treatment on outer sample, square plug on inner. View large…

No 4001 — 3 small corner samples

No. 4001 shown in narrow “drawing frame” profile widths (1-1/2″, 1-1/4″ and 1″), all in quartersawn white oak.

No. 4001 mahogany and cherry

No. 4001 corners shown in Honduran mahogany at 2″—2-1/2″, and in cherry at 1″. Both with ebony plug corner treatments.

Framed Examples—