We use a variety of techniques and materials to build different types of frames from simple to complex.
Our simple, classic frames are great for posters, certificates or rush orders.
Specialty frames are for pieces you want the very best quality materials and craftsmanship. They can be used for a piece of memorabilia such as a handwritten note to a large-format contemporary photograph.
Standard frames offer budget-friendly choices for a variety of projects. They are great for when you need a custom frame quickly. Our shop is on-site so we can provide ‘rush’ service on custom frames.
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.
Every frame we make is an expression of our commitment to high quality design and craftsmanship.
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.
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.
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 provide both standard and specialty mirror glass. Specialty mirror includes antique, blue, smoke and starphire. Starphire mirror provides the truest, clearest reflection. starfireglassandmirror.com
We use a special adhesive to fit mirror glass into frames. This provides safety in the event of impact the mirror won’t shatter.
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.