cathedral shape picture frame for painting

Cathedral Picture Frame

The painting and frame are very upscale and we wish Conor Walton success in his venture! This cathedral picture frame is made of poplar, a white closed grain hardwood and stained dark espresso. The profile is very wide yet is simple and keeps one’s focus on the artwork. We also supply the canvas 1 inch […]

The painting and frame are very upscale and we wish Conor Walton success in his venture! The painting and frame are very upscale and we wish Conor Walton success in his venture!

This cathedral picture frame is made of poplar, a white closed grain hardwood and stained dark espresso. The profile is very wide yet is simple and keeps one’s focus on the artwork. We also supply the canvas 1 inch thick canvas panel the painting is mounted to. We designed the cradled painting panel to be thin so that a very thick frame would not be needed. This saved our client additional costs that otherwise would be incurred.

The shape of this frame is described in many ways including half circle frame, round top frame, rounded top rectangle frame, or cathedral shape frame just for an example.

Painting by Conor Waton of Dublin Ireland, www.conorwalton.com titled “New Religion”. This  frame measures 48 x 72  inches. The overall thickness is 1.5 inches.

Cathedral picture frame shapes can mean many things. It might be a smooth rounded top rectangle frame as shown in this post or it could also be a gothic shape consisting of two arches coming to a point in the center. The pencil drawing is more of an oval top. We experimented with the shape and found that a half circle was too tall, but a sharp rectangle simply didn’t do it justice. In the end, a half oval worked perfectly. It is made of poplar and our client opted to finish it herself. Our thanks to Mary in Tennessee for offering a picture of the final work!

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