Standard and Specialty Frames

We use a variety of materials to create many different types of frames from simple to complex.

Our standard frames are great for posters, certificates and rush orders.

Specialty frames can be used for any item that you want the very best quality materials and craftsmanship. From a handwritten note to an original work of art, these frames elevate the look and feel of the piece.

 

 

 

Standard

Standard frames offer budget-friendly choices for a variety of projects.  Our shop is on-site which makes it possible to offer ‘rush’ services for when you need a custom frame fast.

Our standard frames are made using materials from suppliers who are committed to quality and sustainability. We buy our standard frame moulding from Studio Moulding, a FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and COC (Chain of Custody) certified company and Picturewoods Ltd in Boulder, Colorado. Picturewoods mills only renewable North American hardwoods including walnut, maple, oak and cherry.

Our clients include Trust for Public Land, Matson Navigation, Oracle, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Save the Redwoods, Twitch, City Arts & Lectures, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, Schramsberg Winery, Fehr & Peers, SFMOMA and the St. Regis Hotel and Residences.

Specialty

Specialty Frames can be contemporary, modern or traditional. These frames are created using ‘old-world’ techniques such as splined corners and water gilding.

An extraordinary selection of hand-finished frames makes us one of the few ‘true’ custom framing shops in the Bay Area.  From traditional, carved, gold-leaf period frames to contemporary silver-leaf box frames to splined, rounded corner, curly maple frames to stainless steel, our frames are unique.

Every frame we make is an expression of our commitment to high-quality design and craftsmanship.

Mirrors

Custom framed mirrors in any size, style or finish are available including hand-painted, hand-carved, engraved, 22kt gold leaf, 9kt moon gold or copper leaf finishes.

We partner with Paige Glass in San Francisco for the best quality mirror glass for custom frames.  We carry samples of decorative mirror glass in antique, blue and smoke.

A special adhesive is used to fit the mirror glass. This provides protection in the event of impact the mirror won’t shatter.

Acrylic Boxes

Acrylic boxes are custom made to hold two and three-dimensional pieces.

A great choice for memorabilia is a six-sided box that can be viewed from all sides.

Acrylic boxes can also hang on walls. These are five-sided boxes. The back of the box has a wood frame that fabric, board or other material is attached and the artwork is mounted onto that. This design is often used for textile pieces.

Modern or ornate frames can be added to an acrylic box design to give the piece a more formal presentation.