Old reframing or new for a fresh photo, I am happy to work with you to create your custom frame at a reasonable price.
Are custom frames expensive?
Custom framing is not like buying from a box store in a standard size. It is more expensive than that but you get the added benefits of acid free components that will not "burn" your work (yellow or stain sections where the art touches the frame components), and will not cause fade with UV glass. You also can get custom sizing and can add or remove various parts to keep it on budget.
Why use reclaimed wood only?
When I started this business, it started as a means to keep me occupied. I started out with using wood that had been thrown out to keep my costs down. I saw that the tossed away wood often was quite flawed, which I found to beautiful and unique. I began a commitment to do more to help keep that wood out of the burn pile or landfills. Although I do have to purchase most of my reclaimed wood or travel to hunt it down, it still allows me to keep my frame costs down because I often don't pay as much, much of obtaining it is my time, labour to clean it up and fuel. I try to pass my savings on to you.
Why use me instead of a formally trained framer?
The answer to this is not as clear cut. I am not a formally trained framer, I do not have as many tools and a large shop I work from with various employees to help speed the process. I am, however, meticulous and always looking to improve my skills and quality. I push the boundaries to create uniqueness that may not be available at larger frame shops. I don't work with precut frame stock and therefore don't compete with those shops, and prefer to keep it that way. My prices are competitive, perhaps even better, and you get to work one on one with me, at my location or yours, to have the best experience possible. Lastly, I back my work. If you find a problem with my work, I will do what I can to make it right.