In my thirty years of picture framing, I’ve seen many styles of frames come and go and come and go again. Rustic frames, like the so-called “barnwood” frames were hot when I started framing in 1981. Of course, we used them a lot on wildlife prints, which were all the rage back then. Most of those old barnwood frames were flat, splintery styles that tended to not age very well. Recently, several lines of surprisingly beautiful rustic frames have been introduced. They tend to have more style, more color range, and more durability. I have to say that I am amazed how good they look on a range of types of art. They are much more refined and subtle than the old barnwood frames.