The sharpie lines are removed to create a uniformed grout line and each piece of the pattern is numbered.
Careful consideration goes into the process of pairing each mosaic with the type of wood that will orchestrate a finished product.
In pairing the glass with wood, we decide on color, grain patterns, and the style of the frame's face and profile.
The framing process starts with rough cut lumber. In pairing the glass with wood, we decide on color, grain patterns, and the style of the frame's face and profile.
Sometimes more than one wood is combined in a laminating process that truly gives the frame a custom look. This involves using a joiner machine to face the boards, gluing, clamping, planing, and sanding.
Then a router table is used to shape the lumber's profile and to remove material from the back of the frame. The corners are mitered, the fit checked, glass installed, and secured with an additional backer board. The end result is a perfect marriage of glass and wood.