here are some past framing projects, mostly for friends, mostly for the 'works on paper show' at the Snyderman Gallery in old city, philadelphia. .
this one's for a piece by Mike Bukowski (lastchanceillustration.com). red oak with an american walnut stain, with a buffed wax finish
white pine, fingerjoints, colonial maple stain, wax finish for Adriane Dalton.
two for Jeanne D'angelo (wanderinggenie.blogspot.com), both pine with ebony stain, shoe polish finish, both with a suprisingly contrasty result. not undesirable, just. . unexpected. wound up working well with the artwork, if i do say so. .