Entries by Ben Wurst

creating a framing studio

Over the next 6 weeks I plan on working on several new projects for reclaimed. The first is going to be the remodeling (paint and making furniture) our home office. I’m turning it into my new framing studio! It will still house our desktop computer and some storage, like books and other art materials. The […]

early October work

another custom framing job completed! the details: Custom mounted and framed print (supplied by client). Print was mounted on mat board and inset in two mats (tan on bright white). The 16 x 20″ frame (inside dimension) is hand made out of salvaged cedar. Corner joints are fastened using a joiner, biscuits, and wood glue. Wood […]

Corks, corks and more corks…

Worked on this last night. It’s a medium cork board framed in salvaged cedar. The cedar was an old fence slat. Wood was sanded and left natural. Over time it will get a natural patina. Corks are recycled and gathered by friends, family, and acquaintances. I’m working on an agreement and partnership with the Cork Forest […]

Etsy store spotlight – Pine stand HDR print

I shot this series of photos (for an HDR) after a mountain bike ride in Bass River State Forest in September 2010. The forest pictured is a white pine plantation, planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps. CCC began in the early 1930s and lasted for over 10 years. CCC employed over three million unemployed young […]

From the beginning

I first started making frames for my own photography. Why buy something (that is probably made in China) when you can make it? Most were gifts for family and friends. When I was attending Unity College from 2001-04 I made my first frames for my Legacy Project in my Environmental Stewardship class. I chose to […]

It’s official…I’m starting a business!

Well, after several years of making frames and framing my own photography, I’ve decided to start an official business! Some people might think I’m crazy since it will add more work for me, collecting and paying sales tax, year end tax filing, etc… I think it can only be positive. I went to college for […]