Solid Hardwood Framing
Our handmade frames are constructed in the time-honored way, from solid, kiln-dried hardwood. Though many clients prefer the beauty of maple, our Italian-born framer will build your piece in any unique or exotic wood you prefer. Close attention is paid to the grain pattern in construction.
For ultimate strength and balance, every joint is hand-cut, glued, double-dowelled and corner-blocked. These traditional techniques make the joint as strong, or even stronger, than the wood itself. We would never use screws, staples and other metals that degrade and loosen over time.
Framing is the first important step in the McLaughlin process. Once the architecture of your solid hardwood frame is in place, we lay down a foundation of comfort with our hand-tied steel springs and natural webbing.
Like a bespoke suit, McLaughlin’s made-to-order pieces are built to your precise specifications, down to the very last stitch.