Can you make picture frames with some timber I have?

Custom framing with timber from your home. 

Can Mulbury make picture frames from the wood you supply us? Most likely - Yes!

In the below video, Aaron highlights what you need to consider when supplying Mulbury with your own timber. 

Or read the below article for all the info to supply us with your own timber for picture framing. 

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Transforming Your Timber into Treasured Photo Frames

Ever looked at that pile of timber in your garage and thought, "I bet that could make a stunning picture frame"? You're not alone! We get asked all the time if we can turn personal timber into custom photo frames. Spoiler alert: The answer is usually a big, cheerful "Yes!" But, as with any good story, there are a few "ifs," "buts," and "let's see" along the way.

The Timber Transformation Journey

Imagine this: You've got this beautiful piece of timber. Maybe it's a relic from the old family barn or a souvenir from your last adventure in the great outdoors. And you think, "This deserves more than gathering dust!" That's where we come in, ready to transform your timber into something that not only holds memories but showcases them too.

Red gum picture frames

A sentimental red gum frame - timber supplied from customers farm.


Step 1: The Great Timber Trek - We're Melbourne based. 

The first step on this adventure is getting your timber to us. If you're in Melbourne, or fancy a trip to our lovely city, you can drop off your timber. If not, no worries! A courier can bridge the gap between your timber and its destiny. Just make sure it doesn't get lost en route; we wouldn't want your precious timber embarking on an unintended adventure!

Step 2: The Timber Check-Up

Not all timber is created equal, and that's okay! But we do need to play a bit of "Timber Detective" before we get started. Is your timber straight as an arrow, or does it have more curves than a mountain road? Straight timber is like a dream to work with, but if yours has taken a bit of a twisty path in life, don't fret. It just means we'll have a cozy chat about the size of frames we can craft.

Then there's the age factor. Like a fine wine, timber can get better with age, but sometimes it gets a bit too... "vintage." Cracks and splits can add character, but they can also be like that one relative who overstays their welcome at family gatherings – a bit problematic. But don't let that deter you; it's all part of the timber's story!

And thickness? Well, if your timber's been hitting the gym and is looking more like a bodybuilder, we might need to slim it down a bit. It's nothing personal, just a bit of timber "dieting" to ensure it fits perfectly into its new frame role.

Step 3: The Quoting Quandary

Here's where things get a bit mathematical. Our quotes are like snowflakes – no two are the same. They're based on how long we'll be spending with your timber, giving it the TLC it needs to become a frame. Think of it as a spa day for your timber – the more pampering it needs, the more time it'll take.

Step 4: Keeping You in the Loop

We're all about communication. If you have pictures of your timber (timber selfies, anyone?), send them over! It helps us get to know your timber before we meet in person. It's like a timber blind date, but with less awkward silence.

Floor board picture frames

Floorboard timber supplied by a local school
for picture frames to give to students as gifts.

The Timber Tales

Every piece of timber has a story, and we love bringing those stories into the spotlight. From the rugged, weather-beaten plank salvaged from an old shipwreck to the sleek, polished beam from a historic home, your timber's journey to frame-dom is a tale worth telling. And who knows? That frame might just become the next family heirloom, sparking conversations for generations to come.

A Few Laughs Along the Way

Let's be honest, the journey from timber to frame isn't always smooth sailing. There might be bumps along the way – maybe your timber is a bit more "unique" than we anticipated, or it decides to throw a curveball just for fun. But that's all part of the adventure! We'll navigate those timber tantrums together, with a smile and maybe a chuckle or two.

The Final Reveal

When all is said and done, and your timber has made its transformation, it's time for the big reveal. That moment when you see your memories framed by the timber that means so much to you – it's magical. It's like that timber has come full circle, from being a part of your history to holding it.

Let's Chat Timber!

So, if you've got timber with a tale, we're all ears (and tools). Reach out, share your story, and let's create something beautiful together. Remember, it's not just about making frames; it's about framing memories, one piece of timber at a time.

And remember, in the world of timber transformation, the only limit is your imagination (and maybe a few physical laws of timber dynamics). So let's get creative, have a few laughs, and make some frame-worthy magic happen!

Red gum frame

Create a stunning frame with your own timber

How we can help you with your framing needs.

  • Large custom picture frames, we can make almost any size you like assuming the timber we supply or your supply is straight enough. 
  • An extensive range of recycled timber styles to suit your home
  • High quality frames to last a life-time
  • Shipping world-wide
  • Standard size picture frames available to shop online 
  • Excellent customer service to help you select the perfect frame
  • Standard frames, Box, Frames, Canvas Art Floating Frames, Blackboards and so much more available. 

To make an enquiry, you can fill out the form on our Custom Picture Framing page which also contains more information and photos. Our extremely helpful and friendly staff will get back to you. 

Prefer to pick up the phone? Call us on 03 9532 3424


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Transcript from video:

The question we often receive is whether we can create frames from the timber you have at home. Most of the time, the answer is affirmative. If you're able to send or drop off the timber to us here in Melbourne, we can craft picture frames from it. However, there are a few considerations to take into account.

Firstly, it's essential to ensure your timber is straight. Timber can sometimes warp or bend over time, and if it's significantly bent or warped, it might limit the size of the frames we can produce. Additionally, if your timber is showing signs of age, such as cracks or openings, it could affect the quality of the final product.

Another factor is the thickness of your timber. If you have very thick slabs, we may need to cut them down, which can be time-consuming. Therefore, our quotes are generally based on the duration of the job rather than the size or type of timber you have.

We encourage you to get in touch with us and provide details about what you have. Sending pictures would be incredibly helpful, allowing us to make a more informed decision about whether we can create the frames for you. This could also save you the trip to us if it turns out we're unable to work with your timber. We hope these tips are helpful, and please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you.

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