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Manhattan Box Frames in Patina

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Size

8x10 Centered Frame

20"w 3"d 20"h
$139.00

8x10 Off-Center Frame

20"w 3"d 20"h
$139.00

5x7 Centered Frame

13"w 3"d 13"h
$99.00

5x7 Off-Center Frame

13"w 3"d 13"h
$99.00

Manhattan Box

Create a dramatic display with Manhattan Box frames. Hand-welded in a family-owned metalworking shop in Minnesota, these frames are large in scale and add sculptural dimension to a room. To create the distinctive patina, steel is dipped in a solution that reveals natural variations in color and texture, giving the frames a weathered appearance. This means no two frames are exactly alike. Manhattan Box frames are designed to be hung vertically or horizontally. Stunning when used solo, they also look striking when mounted as part of a wall gallery.

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  • Features: hangs horizontal or vertical
  • Wall Mounting: built-in notch provides stability, hangs on anchored screw
  • Product Origin: made in Minnesota
  • Glazing Material: glass
  • Item Numbers:
    631778
    8x10 Centered Frame (20"w 3"d 20"h)
    950656
    8x10 Off-Center Frame (20"w 3"d 20"h)
    656402
    5x7 Centered Frame (20"w 3"d 20"h)
    436404
    5x7 Off-Center Frame (20"w 3"d 20"h)
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  • Material: steel See full material details
  • Finish: lacquer
  • Color: patina
  • Material Description: Steel is exceptionally durable and eco-friendly thanks to its ability to be made from recycled material and then recycled again at the end of the products life. To create a patina, steel is dipped in an acidic solution that reveals natural variations in color and texture, giving it a weathered appearance. Then the steel is dried thoroughly and sealed with a clear lacquer to preserve its unique look

List of parts

  • Manhattan Box Frame

Tools needed

  • hammer
  • common nail

Directions

  1. Place the frame face down on a flat, protected surface.
  2. Remove the thin steel bars from the back board of the frame, and then slide the back board from the frame. (Figure 1)
  3. Position your image in the mat window opening. Optional: Secure image with tape to keep it from shifting.
  4. Insert the backing board into the frame.
  5. Hammer the nail 3/4 of the way into desired wall location and hang frame so it's flush against the wall, positioning frame on built-in notch for extra stability.

Customer Reviews

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Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (13)
  • Unique (12)
  • Color (11)
  • Quality construction (8)
  • Good price / value (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to hang (3)

Best Uses

  • Display photography/art (12)
  • Accent (8)
  • Decoration (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (7), Eclectic (5), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Mid-century modern (3), Vintage (3)

Reviewed by 15 customers

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4.0

Unique Frames

By Amateur Decorator

from New Buffalo, MI

Style Eclectic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Display photography/art

    Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 5x7 Off-Center:

    I have these frames in 3 different rooms in different finishes. I love how they make my amateur photography look like art! My only issue was that the glass didn't fit one of the frames - all of the rest worked great.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I always have great luck with Room and Board deliveries...came quickly with no issues.

    • I live in a:
    • House
    • This product is used in my:
    • Guest bedroom, Living room/family room/great room, Vacation/second home

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    things to know

    By david69

    from Fremont CA

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Pros

    • Great design
    • Quality construction
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Colors not true

    Best Uses

    • Display photography/art

    Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered:

    I ordered 3 of these frames and I have read most of the reviews, so I will write what I havent seen in the other reviews.

    1. The quality of the frames are very good. The metal is quite thick giving the frames a very industrial and "substantial" feel. There are slight imperfections on the metal frame which give it some character I think.

    2. The colors of the frames do not reflect the photos at all. Based on the name of the frames "PATINA" and the photos, I thought I would be getting a metal frame that resembled the color of rust - something with deep oranges / reds / browns. In reality, these frames are a deep dark brown (bordering almost on black in dimmer lighting).

    3. I read many people having framing problems and I think I have the solution. Go to the anchoring screws section of your hardware store and pickup some anchor / screws called WALLDOG (I am not affiliated with this company at all). I got mine at Ace Hardware. These look just like screws but they are an anchor and screw in one. Supposedly it can work on drywall, plaster, wood studs, brick and concrete. I was placing my frames on drywall so I used a screwdriver without any problem. Im guessing if you are going into studs, brick or concrete, a drill bit will be easier.
    After I got the WALLDOG in, hanging the frame took 5 seconds.... and done. The WALLDOG can supposedly support up to 50 pounds so Im guessing a 4 pound frame should be ok. And it comes in black or chrome (the black is cheaper). My frames hang flush with the wall and look great!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Product arrived very well packaged in great condition.

    • I live in a:
    • House
    • This product is used in my:
    • Living room/family room/great room

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEAUTIFUL and CHUNKY!

    By Afsaneh Mirfendereski

    from Chevy Chase, MD

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Pros

    • Color
    • Great design
    • Quality construction
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accent
      • Display photography/art

      Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered:

      The chunky look of these frames makes them stand out and truly accentuate a wall. I have them near chunky book shelves, and they compliment each other wonderfully. I recommend them to clients too - so please… please… don't stop making them! AfsanehArchitecture.com

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      An unique piece!

      By Manhattan Box Frame

      from Washington dc

      Style Minimalist

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Color
      • Great design
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Difficult to hang

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 5x7 Centered:

      Great product and service

      • I live in a:
      • Townhouse
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room
       
      3.0

      Designed for stud-supported hanging

      By Imperfect perfectionist

      from Charleston, SC

      Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Vintage

      Pros

      • Color
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Difficult to hang

      Best Uses

        Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered:

        Other reviews have addressed the look of the frame, so I will focus primarily on the difficulties in hanging this frame.

        There were no issues with the quality of the frame; all three frames match in color and the sizing is accurate within 1/16" (I'm guessing, I didn't break out a draftsman's ruler). However, the frame sizing varies by about 1/4" if you rotate from a vertical picture orientation (~20" wide) to horizontal picture orientation (~19 3/4" wide). I did not measure, but a visual inspection of the picture cutouts indicates that they are centered.

        With respect to hanging the frames, there are three 3/8"-1/2" wide lips/edges on the back side of the frame to allow you to hang the frame vertically (two orientations) or horizontally (1 lip/edge/orientation). Each edge has a centered "v" notch cut into it, leaving less than 1/4" of the edge before it makes a 90 degree turn to provide depth. What this means is that the frame has less than 1/4" of material to "hide" an anchor, screw, bolt, or whatever.

        Therefore, if you live in a loft and wish to anchor the frame to a concrete wall, simply buy one concrete screw. Unless the head of the screw is enormous, you will have a concealed anchor and your frame will have that clean, flush look in the advertisements. Additionally, if you have the good fortune of having a stud centered where you wish to hang this frame, it's a one-screw-and-done procedure.

        If, however, you live in a house that does not have concrete walls and the studs are up to code but somehow not ideally located for you to hang one or more of these frames, you will encounter a bit of a headache. A mixture of sidewinder hangers, expansion bolts, and as a last resort, threaded anchors should provide a solution for you. Ultimately, if you want a fully concealed "hanger" and a flush-mounted frame, you may be out of luck.

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Primary bedroom
         
        5.0

        Great photo frame.

        By Cooper

        from Placerville, CA

        Style Eclectic

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Color
        • Great design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Decoration
          • Display photography/art

          Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered:

          I've had two of these frames for years and they have been my favorite photo frames. I recently moved and the accent wall had space for one more, so I naturally went back to R&B to grab an additional frame. The frames are well made, great construction and priced just right.

           
          4.0

          beautiful and heavy

          By Manhattn Box Frame

          from Seattle, Washington

          Style Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color
          • Great design
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Display photography/art

          Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Off-Center:

          Looks beautiful, but I'm having a hard time hanging it. I used a standard picture hanging device, but the part I put into the wall shows above the frame.

          • I live in a:
          • House
          • This product is used in my:
          • Living room/family room/great room
           
          5.0

          Perfect frame !

          By E9N20

          from Windsor Square, Los Angeles

          Style Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Color
          • Great design
          • Quality construction
          • Style
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Off-Center:

              This frame is beautiful & eye catching. It houses one of the most important pictures I will ever take. A picture of my dog Flip. He has moved on physically, but his image and spirit live on with us. It took awhile to find the perfect frame. Thank you Room&Board..

              • I live in a:
              • Loft
              • This product is used in my:
              • Foyer Of Master Bedroom

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Mismatch

              By Box Frames

              from Santa Fe, NM

              Style Mid-century modern

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Mismatch

              Best Uses

              • Accent
              • Decoration
              • Display photography/art

              Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered:

              I bought 3 and one of them was a nice dark rusted patina. The other 2 were more like coppery gold with the welding marks showing. I wish they would have all been the same but the light copper just was a disappointment and not what I wanted at all. They come from the warehouse so you can't hand pick. I had to return all 3 unfortunately. [...]

              • I live in a:
              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Primary bedroom
               
              5.0

              Looks great on my wall

              By mayapram

              from Washington, DC

              Style Modern/contemporary

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great design

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Display photography/art

              Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 5x7 Off-Center:

              unique and well-design, I am proud to show my new bedroom to my friends

              • I live in a:
              • Townhouse
              • This product is used in my:
              • Primary bedroom

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