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These frames are made with unique timber pieces, and also with exceptional patience and craftmanship, to let them shine. Each of this frame has a story, read on, and choose one that speaks to you.  All of these frames, except the Blackwood one, are in pairs.  Should you want to buy a pair, please email us to info@theauthentic.com.au for a discounted price.

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Distinct - Jacaranda - 8x12 - Pair Frames - Handmade by The Authentic
Distinct – Jacaranda – 8×12 – Pair Frames – Handmade by The Authentic

Jacaranda Shadow Box frames
We salvaged the timber from a Jacaranda tree a few years ago in Sydney.  Attracted by the fragrance and the beautiful grain, we saved whatever we could and waited for them to dry.

Exquisite Design and Craftmanship

We matched these Jacaranda frames with Tasmanian Blackwood on the inside rim as well as the 3 spline pins on each corner; the pins are used to fasten the frames. Making a Shadow Box frame is a challenge, due to the thin inner layer that has to be made precise to fit into the outside frame. Luckily we have also managed to retain its original live edge on one of these frames.

Shadow frame is a style of frame that you can display artifacts, momento, or keepsake due to its depth.  It gives some visual distance when a flat piece of artwork is displayed, which makes it quite interesting.


Distinct - Tasmanian Myrtle - 5x7 - Pair Frames - Handmade by The Authentic
Distinct – Tasmanian Myrtle – 5×7 – Pair Frames – Handmade by The Authentic
Distinct - Tasmanian Myrtle - 8x10 - Pair Frames - Handmade by The Authentic
Distinct – Tasmanian Myrtle – 8×10 – Pair Frames – Handmade by The Authentic

Tasmanian Myrtle Frames
This piece of timber came from a timber collector from our Tasmanian journey to the North West when we visited the birthplace of the beautiful trees and forests. We love the unique orange colour of Tasmanian Myrtle, and its silky touch and feel. But the unique grain of this piece of timber allows us to create a pair of very fine and unusual frames, great for an anniversary, weddings, or housewarming gifts.

Available as 8×10″ frame or 5×7″ frame.


Distinct - Blackwood - 8x10 - 0100 - Handmade by The Authentic
Distinct – Blackwood – 8×10 – 0100 – Handmade by The Authentic

Tasmanian Blackwood Frame
Just like the Myrtle frames, this piece of timber also came from our Tasmanian North West journey. Blackwood is a very popular furniture timber choice.  Due to its strong mature colour as well as smoothness, many great furniture makers like to use it.

The natural shine and beauty of the grain, combined with the craftsmanship make this frame a statement piece for your desk, coffee table, reception; or just fine for anniversary or weddings gifts.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Frame type

Jacaranda Shadow Box Frames, Tasmanian Blackwood Frame, Tasmanian Myrtle Frames

Internal Frame Size

5"x7", 8"x10", 8"x12"

About our Wood


The beautiful Jacaranda tree that can be seen in many places in Sydney, Grafton and other parts of NSW, Queensland and even Australia, is a sub-tropical tree native to Brazil that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its attractive and long-lasting pale indigo flowers. From October onwards, everyone will notice streets turn pale purple or indigo colours. The timber is as beautiful, if not more! It is creamy or oatmeal in colour, and has tight grains. It is a lighter wood, with narrow growth rings. It works well and has a natural lustre. While not a commercial timber, it is a valuable timber for turning and carving.

Tasmanian Myrtle

Tasmanian Myrtle is a dominant species of the cool temperate rainforest, found in the north-west and west of the state, though small communities thrive on the Tasman Peninsula and South Bruny Island. It can attain heights of up to 50m and ages in excess of 500 years.

A striking wood with rich red, brown, and almost orange tones and makes an excellent finishing timber, it is believed the richness of colour comes from the quality of the organic soil it grows in. The deepest red myrtle comes from highly fertile soils on basalt. The colour is vibrant, combining subtle variations in tone with the texture and sheen of wavy and fiddleback features to produce a surface alive with character and individuality. Taking a deep lustre when polished, Myrtle is prized by architects and furniture makers alike.

Tasmanian Blackwood

Australian blackwood, is an Acacia species native in eastern Australia. The species is also known as Sally wattle, lightwood, hickory, mudgerabah, Tasmanian blackwood, black wattle or blackwood acacia.

This is the perfect timber for fine furniture, joinery or a feature floor / furniture piece.

Boasting a variety of colours ranging from light golden-brown to deep brown (sometimes with a reddish tint) and occasionally showing black streaks, the timber radiates a subtle beauty that makes it irresistible to Tasmanian designers. Additional character results from the grain of the wood, which can be straight or wavy with a natural lustre. Blackwood is very stable and long lasting, and blackwood artefacts are always statements of style and quality.

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