We work on a lot of cool projects for people but this time we did one for ourselves. It’s an absolute showstopper and one worth coming to our Dorval shoppe to check out in person!
We’ve been running at full speed over the last few years growing Le Frame Shoppe and Framepro Services. It’s been amazing working with impressive companies and custom framing memories, photos, art and some completely unexpected pieces for all of you wonderful people! It was time to let our walls do the talking and schedule into production some inspiring pieces for our space.
This guitar has to be one of my favourites that have come out of the shoppe. Combining four frames our team designed and built a shadowbox.
The bottom two frames were assembled using what we call the Robert’s Cut in honour of our Iron Framer, Robert (Bob). Bob came across this very old, obscure and nameless technique that adds depth, function and design for projects like this.
With the guitar fitting perfectly in our “box” and a created cradle to sit the top two stacked black lacquer and yellow frames into, we were ready to amp up the rockin’ roll with velvet matting to line the inside back and sides of the shadow box.
The guitar is attached through the velvet mat using discreetly placed wires, which are mounted to a hard backing hidden behind the velvet mat.
To really bring this piece over the top, a strip of LED lights line the interior of the frame, hidden by the overhang created by the yellow frame… And yes we have power! Through a discreet small channel in the bottom of the frame power is supplied to the guitar shadow box. (We’re so sneaky!)