Manhattan Box Frames in Natural Steel

We're here to help 800.301.9720

Frames as shown: (top) 5x7 off-center and centered; (bottom) 8x10 centered and off-center.

Rollover to ZoomView Larger
1

Size

8x10 Centered Frame

20"w 3"d 20"h
$129.00

8x10 Off-Center Frame

20"w 3"d 20"h
$129.00

5x7 Centered Frame

13"w 3"d 13"h
$89.00

5x7 Off-Center Frame

13"w 3"d 13"h
$89.00

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. With the distinctive marks, texture and significant color variations characteristic of natural steel, 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.

See the full Manhattan Box collection
Made In

We partner with artisans and workshops across the country

Meet the craftsmen

  • Features: hangs horizontal or vertical
  • Wall Mounting: notch
  • Glazing Material: glass
  • Product Origin: made in Minnesota
  • Item Numbers:
    482568
    8x10 Centered Frame (20"w 3"d 20"h)
    833209
    8x10 Off-Center Frame (20"w 3"d 20"h)
    483106
    5x7 Centered Frame (13"w 3"d 13"h)
    363315
    5x7 Off-Center Frame (13"w 3"d 13"h)
  • See all photos
  • Material: natural steel See full material details
  • Finish: lacquer
  • Material Description: Our natural steel is domestically sourced from 99% recycled raw materials and hand-selected for consistent color and texture. Hand-welding can create unique markings, as well as color change, due to the heating and shaping of the steel. Subtle variations in color, along with the individuality of each craftsmans work, ensure that no two pieces are alike.

List of parts

  • Manhattan Box Frame

Tools needed

  • hammer
  • common nail

Directions

  1. Place the frame face down on a soft, 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

Write a Review

Summary of all reviews

by PowerReviews
Room & BoardManhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered
 
3.7

(based on 13 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (10)
  • Unique (9)
  • Color (8)
  • Good price / value (5)
  • Quality construction (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (4)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Difficult to hang (3)

Best Uses

  • Display photography/art (9)
  • Decoration (8)
  • Accent (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (8), Mid-century modern (6), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

Reviewed by 13 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Fabulous

By dlam4

from Mount Horeb, WI

Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

Pros

  • Color
  • Great design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent
    • Decoration
    • Display photography/art

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

    These frames are so unique and look fabulous in my family room! Each one is different and has a slightly different look/finish.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Fast shipping!!

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

    The room needed one more hanging picture

    By diverdownc

    from Westlake Village CA

    Style Mid-century modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great design
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display photography/art

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

      The frame shows off our recently taken family portait very nicely. Although we had many wall hangings and pictures, this was the right item for it's spot to highlight that family photo.

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room
       
      1.0

      Steel Frames are Awful

      By Disappointed

      from Fort Worth, TX

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Pros

      • Color
      • Unique

      Cons

      • Difficult to hang
      • Heavy
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

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

        I am so disappointed at the workmanship..I ordered four of the steel picture frames, all of which have welding marks that around the glass frame that look completely out of place (six dots). I have purchased other steel items from Room and Board in the past and generally like the industrial look of the welding marks but it simply ruins the visual of this frame. The pictures on the R&B website should show the dots so that consumers know what they are getting. In addition, they look like they've been mishandled. They have scratches on the face of the frame. I called the R&B customer services and they suggested wiping the scratches off with GooGone. I tried that and it only made them worse creating a shiny surface on the portion I worked on. Ugh!

        Unfortunately, I live in Texas, where I had the frames delivered, and we don't have an R&B store here so I'm at a loss about what to do.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery men were from Minnesota and were very careful, polite and efficient.

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office
         
        4.0

        Need More!

        By Tom S

        from Walnut, CA

        Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great design
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Decoration
          • Display photography/art
          • Personalization

          Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered:

          The box frame is nice enough on it's own, but we are having fun experimenting with various arrangements along with other frames that we have. Everything just seems to work.

          The highlight of the box frame is simply that it provides the depth that you can't get with other frames. For that reason alone, I can see myself picking up at least a few more of them down the road.

          • I live in a:
          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Dining area, Living room/family room/great room
           
          1.0

          Major disappointment

          By Modern Classic

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Style Classic/traditional, Mid-century modern

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Color
          • Great design

          Cons

          • Difficult to hang
          • Heavy
          • Poor quality

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Display photography/art

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

          We were extremely disappointed in the quality.

          First, there seems to be some obvious markings/flaws all over the front that look like someone tried to hide with a black marker. We returned the product and were sent another one that was even worse. When we went back to the show room, the representative stated that they hadn't seen anything like that before. However, when we went to a display area, we saw that about half had these awful flaws. It just looks cheaply made. Oh, and to top it off, when we returned the original one and ordered another one to be sent, the representative didn't put the order in right and it took an extra few weeks to receive them----after we had to reach out to them searching for our order.

          Second, these are really difficult to hang. We're in one of the many earthquake zones in the western states. The only option to hang them is to delicately set the top on a nail. There is absolutely no option to pull a wire across the back. Really, how difficult would it be for them to add two small holes to the back???

          I would not recommend these frames.

          • I live in a:
          • Apartment/condo
          • This product is used in my:
          • Living room/family room/great room
           
          1.0

          Expected better quality

          By Disappointed Loyal Fan

          from Peoria, IL

          Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist

          Pros

          • Great design

          Cons

          • Poor quality

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Display photography/art

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

          3 out of 4 had the same unacceptable "character" flaws surrounding the 8x10 image opening on the front of frame. 1 had something splattered in the upper front corner of the frame that extended to the side that was not removable. Another had flaws and a scratch on the front of the frame. Customer service indicated that this "to be expected of natural steel." One bracket in back of frame was rusted. All 4 pieces of glass had a coating of dirt. Bottomline, where is quality control? And where was "this is not typical of Room and Board and we'll do whatever necessary to make it right." Giving R&B a second chance because I'm a loyal customer and I love these frames. Stay tune.

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

          Fabulous Art Display

          By rockin robyn

          from New York City

          Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Color
          • Great design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accent
            • Decoration
            • Display photography/art

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

            Look beautiful excellent quality.

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

            Just as expected!

            By M Rupp, Seattle

            from Seattle, WA

            Style Eclectic, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I looked hard for a small mirror that would work in my super zen remodeled bathroom. I reworked a very small space. I decided to look for frames and this showed up. It rocks. It is out of the box, for sure, everyone is used to a super mirror over the bathroom sink. I have a makeup mirror on the counter - so who cares? Love, love, love this. Works beautifully, well crafted, and DONE! I will post a picture when the lighting is better - it is overcast today....

                • I live in a:
                • Apartment/condo
                • This product is used in my:
                • Bathroom
                 
                4.0

                Great Customer Service

                By TheThe

                from San Jose, CA

                Style Mid-century modern

                Pros

                • Affordable

                Cons

                • Difficult to hang
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Decoration

                Customer comments about Manhattan Box Frame 8x10 Centered:

                great customer service

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great customer service!

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

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Picture Frame

                By InteriorsETC

                from Denver, CO

                Style Modern/contemporary

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Color
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Poor quality

                Best Uses

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

                  Love the color of the frame but poorly constructed and could see weld marks around glass insert. The weld marks ruin the piece. Returned all three that I bought for the rust colored frames. Can't see the weld marks on those.

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

                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                  Back to top

                  Previous | Next »

                  Questions & Answers

                  More items in the Manhattan Box Collection

                  Manhattan Box Frames in Colors
                  $99 - $139
                  4 sizes, 14 colors
                  


                  



                  Exceptional Service, 
                  Start to Finish

                  We treat you the way we would like to be treated, from shopping and ordering to delivery and long-term service.

                  



                  American-Made Quality

                  More than 90% of our products are American made. Working with family-owned companies around the U.S. allows us to bring you the best quality and fastest delivery with the least environmental impact. It also means you get furniture with a story you'd be proud to share.

                  



                  Inspired Design Guidance

                  Our Design Associates put their product expertise and passion for home design into helping you create a functional and inspiring space. Their design help is always available to you for free.

                  



                  Fair Prices

                  We set our prices on December 26 and guarantee them for a full year so you can take the time you need to find the pieces that work for you. No discount codes, no flash sales. We give you our best price every day.

                  



                  Unlimited Items for 
                  One Flat Rate

                  Receive unlimited items for $89 within 100 miles of our stores or $129 anywhere else in the contiguous United States. Small accessories ship for free via UPS.

                  



                  Full-Service Delivery

                  Our respectful Delivery Associates take care of every detail. Furniture arrives fully assembled and is placed exactly where you want it with no packaging left behind.

                  



                  Free Returns and Exchanges

                  We offer free return or exchange delivery service on any item you buy from us. We understand that it can take a few days to a few weeks to determine if your new furniture will work for you. We encourage you to return or exchange items in a timely manner because damage or wear will result in an adjustment to your final refund.

                  



                  Our Guarantee

                  We stand behind the quality of our products and the prices we charge. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase or any part of your experience, just let us know. We’re here to help.

                  



                  We will not share, sell or trade your email