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Mouldings


 

Bringing together the natural aesthetic of Australian native timber
with modern and classic frame profiles.

 

 

 

 

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Mouldings


 

Bringing together the natural aesthetic of Australian native timber
with modern and classic frame profiles.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US

ARTIS PURA Mouldings bring together the natural aesthetic of Australian native timber with modern and classic frame profiles. With locally sourced timbers, from certified Australian timber merchants, we support the sustainable management of the Australian Forestry Industry.

To place an order, use our forms below.
 
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Products


Our products come in 10 different timber species which are native to Australia.

Products


Our products come in 10 different timber species which are native to Australia.

PRODUCT SPECIES

 

 Species: Silver Ash

Species: Silver Ash

Silver Ash 

(Flindersia schottiana)

Usually native to the Cape York Peninsular and North East Queensland this species can be found from sea level to about 1000m as far south as north east New South Wales. Originally used for cooperage, cricket stumps and billiard cues, it produces a very pale high quality cabinet timber which takes a high polish.

What we’ve found:

Due to this timber being very easy to work with and generally of a consistent colour, it is a fantastic choice for fine art framing.

 Species: Black Bean

Species: Black Bean

BLACK BEAN

(Castanospermum australe)

Usually native to Cape York Peninsular and North East Queensland this species can be found from sea level to about 800m as far south as north eastern New South Wales. This tree is used extensively as a street tree and it produces a strong and durable timber which is very suitable for carving.

What we’ve found:

This is one of the most popular species with a consistent tone that naturally ages to a dark chocolate brown. It can vary on hardness which can make it a little difficult to underpin. Having a good strap clamp on hand is always a great idea when working with native hardwoords.

 Species: Silky Oak

Species: Silky Oak

SILKY OAK

(Musgravea stenostachya)

Usually native to North East Queensland and widespread throughout the area from sea level to 1200m. This tree produces one of the most decorative and most useful timbers in northern Queensland. It can be used as a beautiful cabinet wood due to its lovely grain and is also a useful and moderately durable wood which has been used extensively in the construction of many homes.

What we’ve found:

Being the quintessential Australian timber of choice in framing for many years, it can range from pink to yellow tones and can be provided both standard sawn or quarter sawn on the face, as to your requirements. With the natural rougher grain, there might be a little extra finishing required.

 Species: Queensland Maple

Species: Queensland Maple

QUEENSLAND MAPLE

(Flindersia brayleyana)

This species is endemic to Queensland only really occurring between the Windsor Tableland and Mt Spec near Townsville and attempts at growing this species in plantations are generally not very successful. While the timber is good quality and very decorative it is in very limited supply. It was used extensively in the war effort along with cigar boxes, window frames and cooperage.

What we’ve found:

This species is rather light in colour and can be quite patterned with striking variations in both colour and grain. None of which takes away from its beautiful natural lustre. It is very easy to work with, being both soft and relatively lightweight.

 Species: Blackwood

Species: Blackwood

Blackwood

(Acacia melanoxylon)

This species is endemic to most of Australia in uplands and mountain rain forests between 750-1250m although rarely grows large enough to produce millable logs. The stem bark material has been active against certain tumors and the timber produced is a dark and highly figured, decorative cabinet timber.

What we’ve found:

Blackwood is a favourite with framers due to it being easy to work with and has a lovely mid-brown caramel tone which polishes quite well. The tones can be complimented by reddish streaks or bands of darker colours, indicating the growth rings of the trees.

 Species: Satin Sycamore

Species: Satin Sycamore

Satin Sycamore

(Ceratopetalum succirubrum)

Is usually found in North Eastern Queensland between Bloomfield and the Atherton Tableland. The heartwood of this species is a pale or pinkish brown colour. Texture is fine and even. Grain is usually straight, with occasional interlocking. This timber is often used in furniture, cabinetry and occasionally as the sides and backs of acoustic guitars.

What we’ve found:

This is an easy to join timber with a generally tight grain but sometimes comes with beautiful cathedral markings. The light pinkish, brown colouring has been popular with artists for exhibition framing. Colour can vary from pale pink to a stunning mauve grey.

 Species: Cypress Pine

Species: Cypress Pine

Cypress Pine

(Callitris glaucophylla)

This species is naturally widespread, extending from central western Queensland to Victoria and through most of western New South Wales. It is mostly known for its use in the construction industry but is also used in furniture, internal and external, joinery and parquetry flooring.

What we’ve found:

What can we say? Cypress is the go too when looking for the knots, colouration and ability to stain well. Think log cabin, ski lodge and mountain retreats.

 Species: Rose Alder

Species: Rose Alder

Rose Alder

(Caldcluvia australiensis)

This species is widely distributed through the coastal rainforests from the Atherton Tableland in QLD to the Illawarra district in New South Wales. It presents with a close and even grain which can show a silky sheen when dressed. It is more commonly used as a dressed timber in construction but is also used in joinery, carving and picture frames.

What we’ve found:

The mauve colouration and close even grain gives it a more classic look, suitable for those antique pieces. It is very light and easy to join. This timber can have subtle but sharp variations in the grain colour.

 Species: Western Australian Karri

Species: Western Australian Karri

Western Australian Karri

(Eucalyptus diversicolor)

This species is generally found throughout South Western Australia and is rated amongst the tallest trees in Australia and it generally provides very long runs of defect free lumber. It is one of the more dense hardwoods in our range but does join successfully using hardwood v nails and good clamp pressure. Commonly used throughout the construction industry in flooring, furniture and cabinetry.

What we’ve found:

Although a more dense hardwood we have found this a great substitute for Jarrah both in its lovely red tones and is still much easier to join. Jarrah was too dense and hard to join even on the higher end model Cassese underpinners. It works beautifully on indigenous artworks and anything that needs a warm tone in the framing.

 Species: Queensland Black Wattle

Species: Queensland Black Wattle

Queensland Black Wattle

(Acacia acuacocana)

This species is found very prolifically all over Australia. It has also been introduced to many other regions worldwide. This has led to it being labelled as an invasive species, displacing native vegetation. Its most common use was in the production of tannins from its bark but has also been used in flooring.

What we’ve found:

The warm brown colouring makes it a great all-rounder. Once oiled, the grain and feathering traits really pop.

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Profiles


 

We have a diverse range of frame profiles to suit your needs. 

Profiles


 

We have a diverse range of frame profiles to suit your needs. 

Float Profiles

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Float 36
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Float 44
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Float 50
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Float 62
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Float 1644
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Float 1660
 

Standard profiles

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AP8020
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AP5020
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AP3020
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AP2020
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AP2055
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AP1240
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AP3040
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AP2030
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AP1525
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AP1215
 
 

 

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Stockists

 
ARTIS PURA Mouldings supplies exclusively to Australian picture framers. If you are a designer, artist or collector please contact your local framer to see if they stock our range.
 

QLD

Artis Pura Custom Framing
314 Ipswich Road
Annerley QLD 4103
07 3891 1066
Website

The Art Of Framing
35 Woodstock Road
Toowong QLD 4066
07 3870 2155
Website

The Picture Framer
294A Severin Street
Cairns QLD 4870
07 4041 2590
Website

Jubilee Framers
109 Ashgrove Avenue
Ashgrove QLD 4060
07 3366 5211
Website

Art by Leonardo's
1/12 Prescott Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
07 4632 2155
Website

Viking Framer
5 Fern Street
Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272
07 5545 2402
Website

Murray's Art Of Framing
485 Ruthven Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
07 4632 2727
Website

Stanthorpe Furniture Emporium
62 Maryland Street
Stanthorpe QLD 4380
07 4681 3608
Website

Gayle's Framing
2 Kingston Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
07 4659 5694
Website

Articulate Framing
Corner Limestone and East Streets
Ipswich QLD 4305
07 3496 1110
Website


NSW & ACT

Frame Today
49-59 O'Riordan Street
Alexandria NSW 2015
02 8339 1110
Website

Framers Warehouse
1/80 Darley Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103
02 9997 8451
Website

Aaron Framed It
8 Christo Road
Georgetown NSW 2298
02 4960 3183
Website

Acme Framing
525b Crown Street
Surrey Hills NSW 2010
02 9698 7731
Website

Tenterfield Picture Framing & Paint
95 High Street
Tenterfield NSW 2372
02 6736 3139

B Framed Picture Framing
69 River Street
Ballina NSW 2478
02 6686 5856
Website

UpTown Picture Framing
48A Keen Street
Lismore NSW 2480
02 6621 3682
Website

Premier Art and Framing
69 Magellan Street
Lismore NSW 2480
02 6621 6081
Website

Still @ The Centre
Arts and Industry Park,
3 Centennial Circuit
Byron Bay NSW 2481
02 6685 5805
Website

Coastal Framing and Design
Shop 5 25 Industry Drive
Tweed Heads South NSW 2486
07 5523 4101
Website

45 90
28 Giles Street
Kingston ACT 2604
02 5105 1383
Website

 

VIC

Kosnar's Picture Framing and Mirrors Shop
488 Mt Alexander Road
Ascot Vale VIC 3032
03 9370 5744
Website

Easternview Picture Framers
162 Malop Street
Geelong VIC 3220
03 5229 5935
Website

The Presentation Place
3/17 Douglas Parade
Williamstown VIC 3016
03 9397 1100
Website

 

WA

Lush Frames
Busselton WA 6280
0427 978 884
Website

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Contact US


Contact US


LOCATION

314 Ipswich Road
(Cnr of St Kilda Place)
Annerley
Brisbane 4103

CONTACT

(07) 3891 1066
erin@artispura.com.au

HOURS

Monday to Friday
9am – 6pm

Saturday
9am – 2pm

After hours by appointment.
Parking at the rear and on
St Kilda Place.