I was looking at a wholesale site (I so have to get my business license back…) and noticed they sell the hollowback plaques. I’m surprised I haven’t seen or heard more about this type of photo frame for laser users. Basically you have a plaque shaped piece of nice wood (say 1/2 thick maybe) and the back is routered out leaving the sides maybe 1/2 wide and the bottom about 1/8 thick. So think box/tray with wide sides. you can put a keyhole hanger hold in the middle of one of the sides. Then you’d have the glass that fits into the opening and then the back of the frame - some sort of easel back like frames use. Now to make it a frame you turn it right side up into your laser where you cut out your frame (that is thru the 1/8 portion) . You can do fancy palm tree off the side, or words like Love, Family, Dates, etc, any fancy opening. So what you lasered drops out of course, you put the glass in the back, then the picture then the back piece.
Now the advantage or at least difference of the frame like this, you don’t have the outer edges of the frame with the black lasered look. These pics are from the website http://www.coloradoheirloom.com/ that show what I’m referring to.
So the sides and corners look much nicer than just straight edged black from the laser cut,. So anyone with a CNC or a router (and their laser) could create this type of frame easily.
Just thought it was a different idea for a nice looking personalized frame…