Is Eco-Friendly Picture Framing Possible?

Sustainability is a growing concern in our world. Businesses are attempting to go green in increasing numbers. Individuals work

to shrink their own carbon foot print. We can't help but

wonder if this is enough?

Change is necessary from each and every industry, but how is an industry dependent on lumber and paper able to go green?

Bonanza Wood Moulding

Bonanza Wood is an eco-friendly MDF used to produce

Architectural Trims, Wall Coverings, Floor Transitions,

and Furniture Components. Bonanza Wood is also used to

create picture frame mouldings.

These mouldings are comprised of wood composite, eco-friendly adhesives and feature a wrapped finish. They are manufactured

in a state of the art, eco-friendly factory in Yaphank New York.

BONANZA WOOD moulding is as sturdy (sometimes sturdier) as any traditional wood moulding. The aesthetic design and structural durability of these frames make them a favorite of residential

and commercial clients.

Some BONANZA WOOD mouldings are part of the Corners For The Cure

program. This program donates a portion of the proceeds

to fund Breast Cancer research and treatment. You can learn more about Corners For The Cure here.

Forest Friendly Moulding

PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) lumber comes from well managed forests. The wood from these forests are used for numerous products, including picture frames.

PEFC and FSC are both certifications that stipulate guidelines that deem a forest well managed. Some standards included are eco system preservation, prohibition of hazardous materials, and balance of trees harvested and planted.

These mouldings are as sturdy as any other traditional wood moulding. Finishes can be stains, gildings, wraps, or paints. The only difference between these mouldings and other wood mouldings

is how they are sourced.

If you are looking for sustainably sourced wood mouldings with a plethora of finishes, PEFC and FSC mouldings are the way to go.

Bamboo & Rubber Tree Moulding

When compared to hardwoods, bamboo is a natural marvel.

Bamboo is ready for harvest in 3-5 years (less than the 20-100 of hardwoods). It doesn't need to be replanted because its roots aren't damaged at harvest, and it produces more oxygen than hardwoods.

Humanity has utilized bamboo for a variety of reasons for thousands of years. It's lumber is extremely durable, making it a popular construction material. Now bamboo is being used for picture framing.

Bamboo picture frame mouldings are denser than any wood moulding. They typically have a stain finish which shows off the natural qualities of the wood and the craftsmanship used to

create them.

On the other side of the coin, Rubber Tree wood is usually discarded. Grown on plantations, these trees are usually burned when the rubber has been harvested. Luckily some companies save this lumber from waste, instead creating picture frame mouldings.

If you prefer to breathe easy, Bamboo and Rubber Tree mouldings are a great choice.

Rag Mats

Cotton is a renewable and biodegradable resource. It is also used to manufacture mat boards in the framing industry. The best cotton mat boards are Rag Mats which are made of 100 % cotton fibers.

Cotton is naturally free of acid and lignin as well as chemicals that can be detrimental to artwork. These fibers are also processed without toxic chemicals.

These mats are available hundreds of colors and textures, making them the perfect match to any style of artwork. They work well as an eco friendlier, acid free backer board too.

The natural properties of Rag Mats make them perfect for conservation framing. Their color and texture variety make them excellent for design. Cotton's ability to renew and bio degrade

makes Rag Mats better for the Earth.