The aforementioned Frankenframe is now up and on display. While it’s certainly not the biggest frame ever, at 7′ x 7′ it’s the biggest in the shop and a sight to see if you’re passing us on Poplar.
Like Dr. Frankenstein, Mike pieced together some beastly parts to animate an even more beastly whole. Unlike the doctor, Mike made his monster a real looker. Consequently, the Frankenframe has yet to encounter any repulsion or rejection; he’s fitting in just fine. And thank god for that because a torch-wielding mob could do some serious damage to a frame shop.
Mike’s been doing some really interesting things in the shop this week (with frames of course). The saw has been buzzing, the dust has been flying, and just in time for Halloween he’s made some monster-sized frames back in his lab. Frankenstein-sized. Moving one of those beasts into place was no less of a puzzle than shipping a whale. They should be springing to life and on display any minute now.
He also just constructed an imaginative frame for the entryway to the design room. It’s a gorgeous frame in its own rite, but Mike went the extra mile and crafted a small, angled frame which, for lack of a better description, frames the frame. Only a framer could dream it up. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s definitely worth seeing for yourself.