Oak can be provided with a sawn finished or be planed - either by hand or machine. If you choose a planed finish, we can oil and wax your frame before it leaves the yard.
For sawn finishes, many customers choose to have their frame cleaned to remove marks, such as tannin stains. The most common way to clean a frame is by sandblasting it, which results in an even colour and texture. Sandblasting is done once the frame is in situ and fullly enclosed - the sandblasted frame must be protected by the weather to prevent further stains from developing.
If you would like to visit us, we would be happy to show you samples of different finishes. To give you an idea, here are some images - taken on the corner of a square sample, so that you can see the finish in both light and shade.