custom projects


welcome to custom projects

Custom projects call for a studio's worth of special tools, steady hands & a meeting of creative minds. Currently the staff in our framing department has a combined knowledge of over 80 years of custom framing experience. We'd like to meet you & hear about your project - no two are ever the same & we love a new challenge.

Read on to see what types of techniques & products are frequently used here in the framing studio.

 


CUSTOM-SHAPED MAT CUTTING

CUSTOM-SHAPED MAT CUTTING
Our computerized mat cutter can cut any decorative corner, shape, or even text into a mat. A custom-shaped mat can enhance your artwork and add many more design options to a framing project.

CUSTOM STACKED FRAMES

CUSTOM STACKED FRAMES
Stacking is combining two or more mouldings to create a single frame, adding dimension and distinction to framed work. A stacked moulding frame adds richness to paintings, large-scale pieces in particular.

EASELBACKS

EASELBACKS
Decorate your table, shelf, desk or mantelpiece with a cherished picture or artwork. Add an easelback to transform any frame into a tabletop gem.

FRAMING TEXTILES

FRAMING TEXTILES
Have a beautiful heirloom tucked away in the back of your closet? Framing a family member’s baby clothes, jersey, or your grandmother’s favorite shawl is a perfect way to preserve and protect your treasured items and enjoy them at the same time!

FABRIC-WRAPPED MATS

FABRIC-WRAPPED MATS
A fabric-wrapped mat adds color, texture, and elegance. Pick from our extensive collection of colors and textures or bring in your own!

 

FILLETS

FILLETS
A fillet is a thinner piece of frame moulding which can be stacked with a frame or line the opening of a matboard. A fillet will add a space, separation, or a decorative element to any framing project.

FINISHED-CORNER FRAMES

FINISHED-CORNER FRAMES
These frames are custom-made to have seamless corners, ranging from perfectly smooth to beautifully carved. Finished-corner frames are completely hand-made to any specification.

FLOATED AND RAISED ARTWORK

FLOATED AND RAISED ARTWORK
Have an old book with fond memories tied to it? Float one or several of it's pages in a frame to showcase their antique, imperfect and weathered edges. Floating and raising gives your piece an uninhibited feel. It creates depth, accentuates the edges and makes your artwork pop.

FRENCH LINE & POWDER

FRENCH LINE & POWDER
A French line is a traditional style of matting which includes hand-painted line around the edge of a mat window. Powder can also be used to slightly darken or lighten the mat on the inside of the French line.

FUNCTIONAL BOARDS

FUNCTIONAL BOARDS: CORK, MAGNETIC, CHALK OR FABRIC TACK
Functional boards keep a home, office, or workplace organized. Keep your important notes and appointments on a board custom-made to fit any type of decor. Over 1,000 frames to choose from!

GLASS SANDWICHES

GLASS SANDWICHES
A glass sandwich is the ideal way to display both sides of your piece at once. Glass sandwiches are also great for hanging on the wall, achieving a floating effect and using the color of your wall as part of your presentation.

LINERS

LINERS
A liner is fabric-covered moulding which offers a decorative alternative to matting and is ideal for pieces without glass.

MARBLED PAPER

MARBLED PAPER
Add flare to your framing using handmade marbled paper. A thin ornate line dresses up delicate pieces wich as botanical prints, while a thicker band gives an increased feel of importance or formality.

MIRRORS

MIRRORS
A mirror can add a sense of depth to any room by visually expanding the space.
With over 1,000 different frame choices, we can create the perfect mirror in any size, from a small bathroom mirror to a 7-foot dressing mirror.
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MULTIPLE WINDOWS

MULTIPLE WINDOWS
Display pictures, documents, invitations, or even valued objects neatly, all within one frame. Multiple-window mats are the perfect way to document an event or memory.

OVERSIZED AND SPECIALIZED MOUNTING

OVERSIZED AND SPECIALIZED MOUNTING
Framing something 15 feet long? No problem! Your biggest challenges bring out our best ideas.

PLEXIGLASS BOXES

PLEXIGLASS BOXES
A plexiglass box is a clear acrylic covering that encases a three dimensional piece. Plexiglass boxes are ideal for protecting and displaying objects whether on a wall or table.

RAISED MAT

RAISED MAT
A raised mat adds depth and interest to your finished piece and compliments floated photos or artwork.

SECURITY HANGING

SECURITY HANGING
Security hanging requires a special key to remove the piece from the wall and is ideal for public buildings, tight spaces, and kid-friendly areas.

SHADOWBOXES

SHADOWBOXES
A shadowbox is a framed box that usually has a glass front. They are used for displaying and protecting valued items. Photos, golf balls and score cards, antiques, ceremonial programs, sports jerseys, books, collectibles, or any other item may be put into a shadowbox.