Framatic's Modern frames are made from MDF wood that provides excellent quality and durability. Since the frame has not been made from cut and joined lengths of molding, there are no joints at the corners. Next, a second wooden frame is attached to the back of the MDF to create the space for the glass, matting, etc and easy-to-use "pivot clip" back. The frame is then flawlessly finished with a lacquer finish. The result is an unelaborated frame of elegant simplicity, which, like all Framatic frames, is designed to dramatize but not compete with the artwork installed in it. The frames are designed to hang from holes in the clips found on the back (the clips are permanently riveted to the 1/8" hardboard that forms the back).