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Attractive, classic looks at a bargain price!
on January 15, 2010
This frame is an ideal choice for displaying your latest certificate of accomplishment. It marries stately looks and solid construction with low cost, resulting in an incredible bargain.
The frame itself is not actually made of wood, but is a very capable facsimile. Short of taking the frame off your wall and examining it carefully, the average visitor to your home or office should not notice that the frame is some sort of composite material with a wood appliqué. The quality of the materials is solid, the corner seams line up perfectly, and the backing material/stand is by no means flimsy. Also worthy of note is that the front pane is real glass, not plastic. (My first frame arrived with a broken pane but Amazon replaced it immediately and easily, NO HASSLE! I clicked "return" online and set the box on my doorstep for UPS to pick up- that's it! I didn't even have to print a return label.)
The product is identical to the image provided by Amazon. The "rosewood", as the name implies, has a deep burgundy tone. There is a solid black accent bar around the frame, which is fairly visible in the product picture. The main matte is also black, with a thin burgundy accent at the inner rim, also somewhat visible in the product photo. I used this frame for a crème-coloured certificate and the colours compliment perfectly.
I only had one small and easily-fixed problem. The back stand is thick and sturdy- great for displaying on a bookshelf. However, when mounting on a wall, it had a tendency to push one corner of the frame away from the wall, which was quite undesirable. Two pieces of scotch tape secured the stand and cured the issue entirely.
Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this frame. At ~$15 and free shipping at time of purchase, it was an absolute bargain as compared to spending far more on a "professional" frame job. And the quality of the look and feel will rival frames that sell for two and three times as much at a local store. I, for one, would gladly buy again.