Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Kevin Lloyd, the MASTER FRAME MAKER
This is Kevin Lloyd,
a natural born woodworker who started his life-long love affair with tools about the same time he learned to walk.
The legend tells us that as a hardworking toddler he spent a day at the family cottage hammering nails into a stump...until it was completely covered. This is true; the stump is still there.
Since those days he has built furniture, decks, docks, sheds and fences. And THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PICTURE FRAMES!
This man knows his material: In 1987 he graduated from the UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry.
Not only WOOD but TREES AND FORESTS are always close to his heart.
As an environmentalist he is always concerned and interested in the health and sustainability of all forests, global and Canadian. Cutting down rainforests in South America, shipping the lumber to China where it is turned into cheapy picture frames to be sold in the box-stores in North America...is clearly.. not an option.
As a PICTURE FRAMER he pays respect to his favorite material and good, old fashioned woodworking skills, always being selective and uncompromising when quality is concerned.
We would like to encourage you to resist planned obsolesce.
Say NO to it.
A plastic frame on a large mirror is designed to end up in a landfil with 6 months of purchase.
We call that "hit and run- picture framing".
Respect yourself, respect your enviroment, refuse to buy merchandize that is robbing everyone.
To learn more please watch http://www.storyofstuff.com/.
A GOOD PICTURE FRAME IS BUILT TO LAST FOREVER.
THAT IS THE FRAME YOU WILL GET FROM KEVIN!
Come and see him on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, he is always willing and eager to talk "frame" with anyone with genuine interest!
With my best regards,
Outi, The Frame Dame