25 October 2018

This is just a site to show the various picture frames I've made over the years.

How I got into picture frames

Back in 2005, I started collecting old maps of New Mexico, where I went to grad school. I priced out some frames at one of the big stores and decided that, instead of spending $500 for a standard frame, I could just buy a mitre saw and some wood to create a much better frame and hopefully save some cash in the process. There was a lot of trial and error. My mitre saw quickly fell out of rotation in favor of a table saw and Rockler 45 Degree Miter Sled. While it's certainly not the cheapest hobby one could engage in, most frames can be made for between $15 and $50, depending on materials.

What's up with the weird site name?

I used to work for Mapzen in the NoMad area of Manhattan. There was a strange Korean/Mexican fusion lunch counter named New York Bakery on West 28th Street that sold fantastic burritos and fish tacos. Despite the name, The New York Bakery did not sell any baked goods and sadly closed up shop in 2016 due to increasing rents. Anyway, while trying to come up with a name to put on my frames, I realized that pun-themed names for framing shops are quite common, so in keeping the spirit of misnomers alive, I decided on newyorkbakery.net. What does the new New York Bakery make? Picture frames, of course.