Custom Framing in Fort Nelson

picture of framing studio

I have been asked numerous times if I do custom framing. I made the choice not to, when I got started a few years ago, out of respect for the existing frame shop in town. Since we no longer have a frame shop I know there is a need for these services. I will now do custom framing on a limited basis. Limited because I also have a full time job (8 days in camp and 6 days home) and because my experience is limited to framing prints. There are other aspects of framing I am just learning or have yet to learn.

This is my framing studio. I have a complete setup with professional equipment as shown below. I keep the standard mouldings and mat I use for my own picutres in stock. I have a small selection of moulding corner samples and corner samples for the complete line of Crescent and Peterboro mat.

The costs of custom framing vary with the choice of moulding, mat and glass. I have both standard and non-glare glass. Mat comes in 32"x40" sheets. Keep in mind I can't order part sheets of mat. I can give some approximate prices using my standard picture sizes and frames as examples:

  • X-large size 24"x32" with 1 3/4" oak, double mat, and standard glass is approximately $250
  • Large size 18"x24" with 1 3/4" oak, double mat, and standard glass is approximately $200
  • Medium size 16"x 20" with 1 1/4" oak, double mat, and standard glass is approximately $160
  • Small size 13"x16" with 3/4" oak, double mat, and standard glass is approimately $100


KeenCut mat cutter

Keencut Unimat Gold mat cutter

I use a Keencut 48" mat cutter. This precision cutter makes cutting mat and backing board a breeze.



glass cutter

Fletcher 3000 Glass Cutter

This is the glass cutter I use. It is a Fletcher model 3000 wall mounted cutter. I order glass in 40" x 60" sheets and this make short work of cutting it to size with minimal breakage. It also cuts mounting board.



mitre saw

Clearmount Mitre Saw

Clearmount makes this fence and picture frame scale system for converting a standard miter saw into a framing saw. I use a Makita saw on mine.



thumbnail joiner

C+H Thumbnail Master

I use the C+H Thumbnail Master for joining my frames. It makes tight acurate joints.



All images copyright Steve Baker 1999-2010. Please contact me to use any of my images.
Email me dlp@dlpgraphics.ca


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