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Beetle kill trees to recycle into picture frames

Rebecca Kohl
Sky-Hi News
Grand County CO Colorado

Artisan Lynn Hanna sees the value of old bridges and discarded chairlifts. The Fraser Valley resident is using the salvaged lumber and the wood of beetle kill trees to recycle into picture frames.

Hanna started his artisan business – No Frame the Same – two years ago “in order to save costs,” he said.

The first materials he used were “from the snow fence taken down at the Eagle Wind chairlift,” he said.

He also salvaged lumber from a torn-down bridge on hole No. 14 at the Pole Creek Golf Course.

Hanna’s most unique wood comes from the slats of a Bradley Packer. Patented by Scott Bradley in 1957, the Bradley Packer was a manual snow roller used at the Winter Park Ski Resort to groom the snow.

Making custom frames to match a client’s artwork is his specialty. He matches the character of the wood to the picture he is framing. The rustic nature is a good accent for this area’s mountain homes.

He can be reached at 970-531-5923.