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Custom Picture Framing Portfolio - Volume #4

Here is the third volume of framing projects, a continuation of  Volume #3 . For pricing information, go  here . I got these 2 pictures from an estate sale (might have gotten the Ronald Williams one at OMT Auction). I did a refresh on them both.  Ronald Williams, Historic Wilmington on the Cape Fear is a signed and numbered print. While the frame was good along with glazing, pretty much had to redo the rest. Cut new double mat for it on some colors I had around, added a Foam Core backing, dust cover, and added proper hardware to it.  For sale on eBay here . The B. Cummings, Spring Fever was generally OK, but the glass was dirty on the inside, so disassembled, cleaned glass and added fresh dust cover and probably used existing hardware it had.  For sale on eBay here . I picked up 2 Bob Rankin posters and found they were signed at an estate sale (from Sort it Out, good people). A friend and repeat customer bought it and had me frame it. She likes metal frames, but decided to upgrade to a

Custom Picture Framing Update

Over the last few months, I have invested in some new equipment that will allow some new capabilities on wooden frames, offer more consistent results in mat board cutting, and more clearly set expectations on pricing and options. Frame Recovery and Reduction First things first. I realized that even with 100s of frames, that by itself, still provides limited options to any specific piece to be framed. It has to be in the appropriate style, color and in an appropriate size. Even with the first few customers, I noticed that while I had a lot of frames, it just wasn’t working. I needed to be able to provide more flexibility yet still leverage the large inventory of used high quality frames on the market via auctions, estate sales, thrift stores, and who knows where else. To this end, I decided I would start doing frame reduction on wood frames (not metal). I would remove the miter joints, cut them down to proper size for a piece of interest and then glue and V-nail them together. It’s a Lo

Custom Framing Price List (Work in Progress)

This is a draft of my price list for custom framing. It is a work in progress and feedback welcome. An example pricing for a small piece, using recovered wood frame and glass (no resizing), single one opening mat would be $18, medium $34, and large $53. Costing is composed of a frame, glass, mat board and assembly charge. How to Use The intent is that you pick one frame, one glass, one (or more) mat optional, and appropriate assembly charge. Add them up for the estimate. Size is based on largest length or width which cannot exceed specified dimensions, for example if you are framing a piece which is 10” x 33”, that would be a Large. Custom Framing Price List - Last Update 9/2022 Description Small up to 16” x 20” Medium up to 20” x 32” Large up to 32” x 40” Notes *** FRAME *** Frame - Wood - Recovered 3 5 10 Frame - Metal - Recovered 5 9 13 May have some limitations on certain sizes. Most common are black and gold. Frame - New Call Call Call Frame Resizing Charge (Wood Only) - Recovered

Custom Picture Framing Portfolio - Volume #3

Here is the third volume of framing projects, a continuation of  Volume #2 . For pricing information, go  here . This was an inexpensive but nice picture my daughter bought at auction that needed a new dust cover and hanging hardware. A really nice multi medium sea gull signed short run print, love it. This is a few framing projects for some of our auction friends. The map picture has glass on both sides so they can show the back if desired. Was a hand-made frame and there is a second one that is larger. Turned out to be more work than expected, but came out good. My amateur PhotoShop skills accidentally removed their heads. Not for sale. This was just a quick frame I made from a recovered cut down frame for a print Zabrina liked. Not for sale. Hiroyuki Tajima (Japanese, 1911-1984) “Capricious Red” Abstract Woodcut 1976. Got this at Rummage Warehouse and a great barn find. Had a good Japanese frame available in right size and replaced glass and new matting and backing. Sold quickly on