Simple Living picture frames are made from wood that has been recycled from old homes, barns, boats & buildings. Along with the unique beauty and character of antique wood comes the knowledge that you are helping to conserve our natural resources by utilizing this recycled wood. Simple living merchandise is hand made. This is not a defect but only adds to its character. The nature of this style introduces variations such as cracks, bare wood, nail heads, knots, color gradients, and other random elements. These irregularities are considered normal and intentional, because they impart character to our fine pieces. The old paint chipping off, the layers and layers of paint, the worm wood look of drift wood, the history in old historic home wood... these are the things that add character to the frames. You will enjoy Simple Living's beautiful frames and they will last for years to come.