Framer's molding is designed and used for making wood picture frames. The wood may be maple, walnut, pine, oak, or mahogany; and the finish may be plain, sealed, stained, or painted. Some frames combine woods and finishes; others may be gilded in gold or silver. Fake effects are sometimes painted on the frame, or a frame may have a lacquer finish.
Metal picture frames are another option. Aluminum, brass, and steel are used to fashion these frames. They come in a variety of colors.
Antique frames are sometimes acquired from antique shops or house and yard sales. These frames are often well worth restoring. Old glass can be replaced with non-reflective glass, the frame can be refinished, and a new mat and painting can be inserted.