A customer arrived with a large collection of old tin boxes. She wanted them framed for display in a new restaurant, there were about 70–80 in the collection. Far too many for one frame and they would look more interesting in a display of many frames. This would also provide versatility in the hanging of them.
We laid out the boxes in lots that were pleasing for colour and style. We then constructed the boxes to fit the various selections, taking into account that the tins varied in depth, so some boxes had to be deeper than others. When all the boxes were made we glued the tins into position. We then placed the glass and frame on top and fastened it all together.
Another customer wanted memorabilia of his brothers wedding framed. The three LP’s were signed by all the guests so he wanted them all in one frame with a caption and some colour from the wedding invitation. We made up a box frame to elevate the glass from the records and give more depth to the objects. The frame is a white timber and the box and mount are made of conservation board.
Another unusual request. The customer wanted the phones opened out and the single record placed under them and some colour from the wedding invitation. We used a piece of moulding, glued into position to hold the head-phones opened . A box was made to accommodate the depth of the phones and were then glued into position after the caption box was cut out and then the record was glued into place. A small mount was placed over the box to focus on the objects. The glass and frame were then fixed into position. The frame is a white timber and the box and mount are made of conservation board.