Manhattan Frames in Patina

Artisan Crafted by
Bell Manufacturing

Add a bold, industrial look to your walls with Manhattan frames, which are hand-welded in a family-owned metalworking shop in Minnesota. Large in scale, these frames provide a geometric, graphic touch and a unique setting for your photos or artwork. 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 frames provide a high-impact display, whether hung vertically or horizontally, individually or in groups.

Artisan Crafted by:
Bell Manufacturing

This Minneapolis workshop is run by a brother-and-sister duo that carry on their family tradition of superior steel craftsmanship. Skilled metalworkers drill, form and weld carefully selected materials to create beautiful, durable steel pieces.

List of parts

  • Manhattan Frame

Tools needed

  • hammer
  • common nail

Directions

  1. Place the frame face down on a flat, protected surface.
  2. 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.