Delta Girl Frames offers two wood widths. Frames are categorized by 2 measurements. First, the inner opening of the frame-or the picture size, such as 8×10, 11×14, 5×7, etc. The second measurement we use is 4″ or 6″ wood width and this is where many people can’t visualize the difference. Have no fear, Delta Girl is here to save the day!!
We wanted you all to see the difference, hung on a wall side by side. This is our beautiful white wash with a Colonial trim in Tradewinds. Both frames have an inner opening of 8×10 but the one on the left is made with our 6″ wood width and the one on the right with our 4″ wood width.
Can we take a second to chat about the washed frames first? They are beautiful and each are completely unique. (hence the hand painted) This is a perfect example of how two different white wash frames each take on super unique detail and look slightly different. Equally as beautiful as well as individually unique. Perfection-we love a good wash (the wash can be done in any color as well! Just ask us and we’ll get you a custom listing set up!)
Right off the bat, you can see the difference in wood width size even though they are framing the exact same size picture (image courtesy of Jenn Hopkins Photography.)
Both make a different statement and there’s a time and place for both of them!
WHY SHOULD I PICK A 6″ FRAME?
-If you love a good statement piece, doesn’t matter if its a solid, wash, wood, or pattern, go with 6″ every time.
-If you have a bigger space that you are trying to fill. I mean, bigger is always better right?
-If you have a single smaller wall and just have space for one frame. Go for the drama of a larger piece!
-If you’re going to select these larger scale patterns (Ikat, Arrow, Crosshatch, Henna and Sevilla, Damask and Honeycomb), we STRONGLY suggest they be done in 6″. (They can be done in 4″ but the pattern will be cut off significantly and you will not get the repeating pattern on the frame. If you would like to see what Honeycomb looks like in 4″, check out this set.)
WHY SHOULD I PICK A 4″ FRAME?
-If you have a smaller space you’re trying to fill
-You want see less of a pattern or colored solid, wash or wood
-You’re wanting to mix in some classic solids, wash, or wood frames into an existing gallery wall
-You just like the look better!
EXAMPLES OF 4″ AND 6″ MIXED TOGETHER