I’d like to let everyone know what my vacations are like.
Last weekend, I spent a few nights in Scottsdale Arizona on a mission to deliver a frame to a customer. This wasn’t any ordinary frame. The Russian painting that this frame was for was over six feet by thirteen feet! With some careful planning, we made the delivery in a rather unusual manner — we built it on the road!
At my shop, we built and finished each side of the oversized frame in such a way that we could put it together again with ease. The four sides were wrapped and packed into my truck. It was so big, I had to have it coming through the back window of my cab. Tools and luggage were packed, and then my wife and I were on our way.
In Scottsdale, I assembled the frame on the road — fastening the four sides together (along with some other pieces) and touched it up.
It turns out that frames this size don’t always fit through the front door. Brennen Gallery has an arched door that wouldn’t accommodate this picture frame. We made it work by going over an eight foot fence in the back and using the back entrance.
Sometimes an order can be huge, there will be a special request on a time or delivery, or puzzles that I will have to solve to meet a customer’s needs. I’m glad I was able to successfully complete this task, and that such a large order had safely made it to its destination.