Solid Wood Frame
We use only real wood for our frames with that comes all the imperfections that come with using real wood.
The occasional knot and other character markings.
While we try to miss the knots in cutting out of the shapes some do make it into our finished frames.
This is what gives each one of our pieces an uniqueness.
Each frame is stained with a distressed pecan stain to help with the aged look we are going for and then topcoated with a polyurethane for long lasting life.
We use commercial grade professional waterbourne finishes that are better for the environment then solvent based finishes.
Wood is carved, sanded and stained, also the aluminum is cut and printed in-house.
Wood and aluminum are cut on specialized machinery and the aluminum is printed using a specialized printer.
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We manufacture all our wall decor out of USA produced raw materials. Our aluminum comes from a factory out of Kentucky. Our 1x12 lumber comes out of sawmills in Texas and surrounding states.
Everything is cut and printed in my Texas shop.
100% USA Made
A collision of two galaxies has left a merged star system with an unusual appearance as well as bizarre internal motions. Messier 64 (M64) has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy's bright nucleus, giving rise to its nicknames of the "Black Eye" or "Evil Eye" galaxy.
Fine details of the dark band are revealed in this image of the central portion of M64 obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. M64 is well known among amateur astronomers because of its appearance in small telescopes. It was first cataloged in the 18th century by the French astronomer Messier. Located in the northern constellation Coma Berenices, M64 resides roughly 17 million light-years from Earth.
At first glance, M64 appears to be a fairly normal pinwheel-shaped spiral galaxy. As in the majority of galaxies, all of the stars in M64 are rotating in the same direction, clockwise as seen in the Hubble image. However, detailed studies in the 1990's led to the remarkable discovery that the interstellar gas in the outer regions of M64 rotates in the opposite direction from the gas and stars in the inner regions.
Active formation of new stars is occurring in the shear region where the oppositely rotating gases collide, are compressed, and contract. Particularly noticeable in the image are hot, blue young stars that have just formed, along with pink clouds of glowing hydrogen gas that fluoresce when exposed to ultraviolet light from newly formed stars.
Astronomers believe that the oppositely rotating gas arose when M64 absorbed a satellite galaxy that collided with it, perhaps more than one billion years ago. This small galaxy has now been almost completely destroyed, but signs of the collision persist in the backward motion of gas at the outer edge of M64.
Object Names: M64, NGC 4826, Black Eye Galaxy
Image Type: Astronomical
Image Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: February 5, 2004
Wall Decor Specs:
Solid Pine Wood Frame with Printed Aluminum Insert