TimberByMarc

Custom woodworking using traditional methods

Mansfield, Texas | 60 Sales

TimberByMarc

Custom woodworking using traditional methods

Mansfield, Texas 60 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (26)

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Announcement   We specialize in custom orders! Custom orders are not limited to picture frames or turned items; if it's made of wood and can be shipped I can probably make it! Specialized, historical replica patterns and features such as cabriole legs are not exempt! Contact me and lets create one of a kind items! Custom orders with sizes greater than 8x10 will be professionally packed and shipped via UPS and insured for the amount paid. Keep this in mind with shipping costs! Come watch your frames, bowls and pens be made on Twitch.tv!! Www.twitch.tv/timberbymarc. I stream daily M-F at 1330 Central and as announced on the weekends.

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Last updated on Mar 3, 2019

We specialize in custom orders! Custom orders are not limited to picture frames or turned items; if it's made of wood and can be shipped I can probably make it! Specialized, historical replica patterns and features such as cabriole legs are not exempt! Contact me and lets create one of a kind items! Custom orders with sizes greater than 8x10 will be professionally packed and shipped via UPS and insured for the amount paid. Keep this in mind with shipping costs! Come watch your frames, bowls and pens be made on Twitch.tv!! Www.twitch.tv/timberbymarc. I stream daily M-F at 1330 Central and as announced on the weekends.

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Some of my hand tools. These are All HNT Gordon’s. I use other brands and kinds as well. But the HNTs are my favorite.
Putting the finishing touches on the frame.
Inlays of bloodwood in a basswood Frame. I blended the red from the bloodwood during french polishing and the result was beautiful.

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Frame making and fine woodworking with exotic and domestic timber. Please contact me for a custom order. Thanks

I started woodworking as a hobby to keep me busy while I was maintaining a long distance relationship with my girlfriend, now lovely wife! I started out small in her garage with a 1/4" chisel and shoulder plane. I had a cheap table saw from Loews and a miter saw. I made frames out of scrap pallet wood I was purchasing off an individual from Letgo. It slowly built up from there. I'm self taught and learned from YouTube videos (i have my favorites i still watch today). I learned to buy good tools in the first place and not cheap tools. I became passionate with hand work, it is so much fun, challenging and extremely frustrating all at the same time. It took long days to figure out how to use all these different antique tools and set them up. Sharpening is probably the most important and i still do it everyday and researched many different ways to do it. I found a way that i like and added my own touch that keeps the edge sharp. My wife convinced me to start streaming my work and set up a Etsy shop. Waiting for the first sale was the hardest part, then it happened and I was so happy I could have cried. I kept learning (still have a lot to learn) and then I found out about furniture. I've made contact with great people and suppliers that where willing to give advice freely and where to source certain species/sizes of timber. I now work in my shop everyday, learning, making a lot of mistakes and creating. I have extremely high standards for my work and I am told I can be quite hard on myself, but i believe it helps me make great pieces. I won't send anything out of this shop unless it meets my standards and goes through a quality check by the Wife. Talking to customers is a lot of fun and i strive for customer service. I want you all to be happy with the items you order. I put my heart in everything I do. Thanks for reading and I hope to create something with you all soon. Please feel free to contact me about anything and visit my website www.timberbymarc.net. - Marc

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  • Marc Malenfant

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Last updated on Jul 29, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

If you are ordering any item that is listed in the shop and you wish to have it modified. Please put in a custom order. Requests for alterations that are not minimal will not be accepted. Please understand that these are unique. Making a new "one of a kind frame" design takes more time, figuring, calculations and sometimes mistakes, before the final product meets my satisfaction. Custom orders will be charged shipping.

Custom and personalized orders

Q. Why are some of the same items, but with different timbers, cost more?

A. Different timbers have different prices, availability and location. Some timbers have to be shipped across the country and there are minimum dollar amounts before they are shipped. Shipping costs for the seller are high when timbers have to be sought from out of state. Some timbers are extremely rare, on short supply or in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
What was shipped with papers before this happens is available, rare, in small amounts and expensive. Some timbers are extremely difficult to plane and work to get the finish perfect. Which can take significantly more time. If you have any questions please contact me.

Custom and personalized orders

Q. Do you sand the picture frames?

A. Only between coats of oil or shellac. The frame is smoothed with a series of hand planes.

Custom and personalized orders

Q. Why do frames with different finishes take longer than others?

A. Shellac, Polyurethane and some other finishes requires multiple coats (especially shellac). Dry times also varies due to atmospheric conditions. I will not ship a frame if I am not confident that it is completely cured. Dry time can be up to 8-10 days. The finish may seem hard, but it is actually soft on the bottom layers. If the item is shipped in this state, the packaging will stick and there will be little bubble marks on the item.