Our "windows" (i.e. frames) are built in-house (well, in-barn, technically speaking...) right here in Sandy, Oregon. In addition to being our resident photographer, Lone is also our master window builder (most of his signature frames even have "LONE" carved on the back). The weathering and distressing of the frames is art form all in itself, and we feel the finished result justifies the lab-orious process.
Though we sometimes repurpose old barn wood, etc, our frames usually start out as new Douglas Fir 2x4 or 2x2 planks, and after Lone builds them to size, they are beaten and bashed appropriately, hacked, sanded and occasionally even burned! They are then finished - [painted,] sanded, and stained. Finally, every frame gets a coat of polyurethane to seal the finish and protect it from any 'unintended' damage.
WINDOW FRAME STYLES:
CLASSIC RUSTIC: Simply stained or painted, lightly sanded and then stained for a cleaner, more refined look.
DISTRESSED RUSTIC: As the name implies, these involve a somewhat lengthy process to give them their unique character. Our signature "Dock" and "Jubilee" frames fall under this category. Due to the extra time and effort that go into these, the distressed Rustic Window Frames are slightly more expensive than the Classic Rustic Window Frames, but most would agree that it's well worth it!
The Rustic Frame Building Process:
Most people don't really know what all goes into making our signature rustic frames, so here's a quick behind the scenes peek at Lone doing his thing at his workshop tucked away in the Oregon hills.