Bilge Frame



Product Description

The Bilge frame is made from the bulging part of the whisky cask. The frame is handmade in Scotland from reclaimed oak whisky casks and detailed with genuine Harris Tweed and metal from the casks hoops.


This large single photo frame makes a wonderful rustic yet refined gift or addition to your home. It holds a 4×6″ picture landscape or portrait. Can be free standing or hang on the wall. Although each frame is slightly different they are near 30x25cm in outer dimensions. Stands vertically or horizontally by a movable brass rod in the back. The frame is front loaded and held tight with Perspex secured by simple copper screws for easy picture changes.


As the frame is made from reclaimed weathered oak whisky casks textures and overall dimensions will vary slightly as each piece of wood is different which will make your frame a “one of a kind”. Each frame is uniquely numbered and signed by the frames crafter.
Personalised Options Explained

Gift Wrapping
Our gift wrapping service is perfect if you are sending a frame directly as a gift to friends or family elsewhere in the world.


We will wrap your chosen frame in a protective cushion of crumpled tissue paper. The box we use is of presentation grade and fits the frame neatly.


The box is then wrapped in quality traditional brown wrapping paper. We can also add a ribbon or string and tie in a bow. There is also an option to include a hand written short message. Select these option when placing an order.


The wrapped gift is then placed in a white postal box to be shipped to your chosen destination, No insignia of Whisky Frames is displayed on the Postal box or wrapping paper.


We are delighted to offer a photo printing service. Simply upload your chosen photo and we will professionals print and expertly insert it into you chosen frame.


We use a local professional photo printing company that produce top quality glossy photos that look amazing. You can select a photo with a white border or printed to the edges.


When choosing a photo please ensure it is of high quality (Usually the file size will be more that 1.5 Mb.) and in focus. It should be sized similar to that of a photo.


Consider the orientation of you photo in relation to the frame you have chosen. The Ring Chime Frame and Chime frame are best suited to portrait photos. The Bilge frame can be either be portrait or landscape.


Rest assured that your photo will never be replicated and the file will be deleted a few day after we have confirmation your frame has been delivered.



Unfortunately we can not offer any resizing or touch up services. By law we can not print photos that are copyrighted, offensive or inappropriate.


Harris Tweed Backing Material
All our frames, as standard, have a Genuine Harris Tweed material backing which frames your photo perfectly. We offer a range of the most popular patters so you can make your frame unique.


The backing material provides a base for your photo, it covers the entire aperture so you could if you wish use smaller photos or any flat object.


To select the Harris Tweed you wish to use simply click on the link below to view the available choices, Remember (or write down) the name and code simply select your choice when placing your order via our online shop.



Family Tartan Backing Material
As a Whisky Frame is quintessentially Scottish what better than to offer a family tartan to truly personalise your frame. We offer over 100 popular tartans to choose from and many more by special request.


Its important to do a bit of research before choosing your tartan if your not completely sure. We have created an online Tartan name checker to help you with your selection.


To choose a Family Tartan to use in a Whisky Frame please use the link below to search by family name for the tartan to use. Remember (or write down) the full name and enter it when ordering your frame.


Monogrammed Rivets
Traditionally many coopers would punch their initials into the joining rivets that secured the metal hoops, we wanted to continue the practise and offer a fantastic way to subtly personalise any Ring Chime or Bilge Frame.


We can add two initials to each hoop (the Ring Chime frame has one hoop, the bilge Frame has 2 hoops) The initial are punched not truly aligned (However they will not be more than 10 degrees off from each other) this adds to the aged and authentic look of each frame.


To add this unique personalisation to either a Ring Chime Frame of a bilge frame, Simply select the option to add monogrammed rivets on our order for then choose your initials. The bilge frame will give you the option to add a second set of initials – perfect as a wedding present for the bride and groom.


We only use capital letters from A-Z. No special characters of symbols are available at this time.
Laser engraved message
Using our in house CNC laser engraver Whisky Frames can engrave a personal message on the side of any frame.


A personal message in any language (Using the Latin Alphabet) can be engraved along the flat side of our Frames. This creates a very subtle personal gift that is truly unique.


To have an engraved message added to your frame simply select the laser engraving option when ordering your frame from or online shop, Enter your message – A maximum of 100 characters – then select the font you wish to use.


As standard we only engrave the side of the frame, if you wish to have both sides engraved, use a different font or add a logo or insignia please contact us directly to arrange this.


Please note will not engrave any messages that we deem offensive or derogatory as stated in our terms and conditions.
All our frames are hand made and finished to your specifications – Unfortunately this takes a bit longer than picking items from a shelf


Unless you’re having a frame personalised, we aim to dispatch your order within five working days, and often much sooner (gift wrapping and Harris Tweed options shouldn’t affect delivery times too much if at all).


All our delivery charges (calculated at the checkout) are based on the weight of your total order and your location.


Expedited orders are available – please contact us to discuss in more detail. There may be an additional delivery charge depending on your location.


We will notify you when we dispatch your order. During busy periods (especially Christmas) delivery time can increase and we encourage you to email us directly if you  require your order by a certain date. We will do everything we can to get your order to you.


If you want more information about the status of an order you have placed, please email us directly. If you require further assistance please get in touch with us – we’ll be happy to assist.


Very occasionally, unavoidable factors can delay a parcel (for example, bad weather or postal strikes). If this happens we will contact you and, where possible and appropriate, will agree a revised delivery date with you.


Please note that heavily personalised frames can take up to 15 days to make, but often much quicker. If you require your frame before a specific date eg a birthday or anniversary – please leave a note in the order notes section (at the checkout) we will endeavour to do our upmost to achieve this, but will contact you if we feel it would be unlikely for whatever reason.
Additional Information

Additional Information

Weight 1.4 kg
Dimensions 30 x 25 x 5 cm
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