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~Some Helpful Framing Definitions~

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~Information about our Frames~

The distinctive, Oversized Matboard Frame.


A distinct look where the matboard or mounting board is larger than artwork. This difference in proportion can greatly emphasise a smaller artwork which otherwise may be lost amongst larger pieces. For a larger artwork this frame will define it as the signiture piece of the room - a frame well worth the investment.


Looking to create a custom size frame with an even wider matboard? Use our Create Custom Frame tool, under matboard option, use the slider tool to choose your own width of matboard.

The Oversized Matboard Frame

Face Colour
  • Frame Face: 2cm pinewood face, wide flat, profile.

    Matting: Peterboro Hampton Mat Board apportioned to 1/3 the size of the smallest dimension of the picture. Mat White or Midnight Black.

    Glaze: Glass/Acrylic Polycarbonate (Size dependant)


All of our frames are hand-made in South Africa to the highest standards using materials that are assured to present and preserve your artwork or photograph to highest visual and archival standards.


Each frame is handcrafted and made to order by our experienced framing team at our workshop in Boksburg, East of Johannesburg. 

Frame Moulds

All of our frame moulds are profiled in house, and sourced from locally grown clear pine.


Pine is a sturdy yet lightweight timber,  which has low impact on the environment since it is grown sustainably right here in South Africa and is therefore the perfect material to construct beautiful, environmentally friendly picture frames! 

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The addition of a matboard or mounting board to a picture frame can give it the distinct finishing touches it needs to accentuate the art piece or photograph.


Here at Frames Online we use only Peterboro mat boards, a producer of acid free papers known for their exemplary performance and archival abilities. Peterboro boards are constructed to the strictest standards as set out by the Fine Art Trade Guild.


For the glaze, depending on the size of frame, either glass or a synthtetic glass acrylic* is used, both have excellent visual properties, with acrylic having excellent UV preservation performance.

*For larger frames that require shipping beyond Gauteng, acrylic is used to prevent breakages.

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