We offer corner samples as examples of what a corner of a frame will look like once joined. The size will vary depending on which type of sample it is (see below for details). Any combination of profile, wood, and finish that we offer can be made as a corner sample.
If you choose to offer the natural Oil & Wax finish on Cherry and Mahogany, please note that your samples will get much darker over time. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this color-changing process and make sure your customers also understand that the frame they receive from new wood will most likely NOT match your corner sample.
In addition to our traditional Oil & Wax finish, we offer stained finishes that help achieve a similar look without the wait time. See the finishing page for details.
We have two types of corner samples, as well as chips:
Our standard corner samples measure 7¾" on the outside and the ends are miter cut. The corner is representative of our Chop & Join option.
Finished Corner Frame samples measure 10½" long and the ends are blunt cut. The corner is representative of the join on a Finished Corner Frame.
Chips are pieces of moulding that show finishes on woods. Chips are generally 4" - 6" long and have no particular cut. Chips can only be ordered in a wood and finish − profiles may not be requested.
|Mitered Samples † §|
|Set of 43 *||$180.00|
|Finished Corner Frame Samples|
|Set of 5 **||$180.00|
† Customers who maintain a buying relationship with Vermont Hardwoods of at least $500 per year are eligible for free or new corner samples.
§ New customers and customers who do not maintain a buying relationship with Vermont Hardwoods of at least $500 per year are eligible for a rebate: a credit will be applied for the amount spent on corner samples and will automatically be applied against moulding orders until fully used up.
* Includes at least one sample of each wood/finish combination available in 43 assorted profiles. For a list of the profiles included, see the Mitered Set section below.
** Includes a small cap, large cap, floater, and 2 flats to show the configuration of the spline. For a list of the profiles included, see the Finished Corner Set section below.
The following table details which finished profiles are included in our mitered set, which has a total of 43 samples mitered and joined. For pricing, see above.
|Ash||Cherry||Mahogany||Maple||Bird's Eye Maple||Oak, Red||Qtrd W Oak||Walnut|
|Step Floaters *||900 , 901 , 902|
* 1 piece − not a corner
The following table details which finished profiles are included in our finished corner set. For pricing, see above.
|120||Cherry − Black Cherry|
|143||Maple − White|
|300||Walnut − Satin Black|
|301||Cherry − Antique|
|901||Maple − WhiteWash|