Archive for the ‘Custom Finishing’ Category

Custom finishes for special occasions, pt 2

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Wherein we address another age old dilemma for custom picture framers: Moulding Discontinued; No Stock Available You've got the corner sample, but you can't make the frame. Enter The Frame Maker's custom finishing services under the direction of scenic artist John Hiemstra. This blue patina picture frame moulding was perfect for one of ...

Custom frame finishes for special occasions, pt. 1

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Sometimes even we can't get what you want, or maybe not in in time. That's when our assembled custom milling & custom finishing services come into play at The Frame Maker. Sorting through photos over the weekend reminded us of two small custom framing projects from 2008 that deserve mention for ...

Custom moulding prototypes: finished pictures

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Here are pictures of the finished prototype frames utilizing resawn & scrap pieces of fine hardwoods. We published progress pictures of these mouldings in last post, and now here you can see some of the best looking recycling projects around today. [caption id="attachment_62" align="aligncenter" width="504" caption="custom wenge picture frame"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_63" align="aligncenter" ...

Custom maple mouldings for Xu Bing

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Here are some pics of the maple picture frame moulding we had custom milled for Xu Bing's 135" paper piece from the Artist's Respond! show at MCASD. [caption id="attachment_51" align="aligncenter" width="504" caption="custom maple picture frame moulding for Xu Bing"][/caption]There is no commercial picture frame moulding made at these lengths, which we ...

Custom milling, custom moulding, custom frames.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

We've been making a lot of of one-of-a-kind frames since the first of the year, utilizing new materials and local artisans to both prototype new ideas and improve on the classic picture frame design elements we're known for in San Diego. As Southern California's fine art framer, The Frame Maker has ...