Framing pictures using barnwood has become one of my favourite past times. I save all the little pieces and cut offs and eventually turn them into something. The reclaimed barbed wire is a fun detail. My husband makes a LOT of wine, so we are in the process of making him a wine storage room. My girlfriend painted this watercolor for him but it needed a frame, and this style fits the room perfectly.
The last three frames pictured below with the birchbark paper inserts, were a wedding gift. The big one is for a picture 14 x 20 and small one is for a 5 x 7 picture.
I seal the wood with a matte finish rub on poly.