Answers to Common Custom Framing Questions

For over 30 years in the business we’ve heard just about every question there is about custom framing, and we’re more than happy to answer each and every one.

We believed that an informed customer is a happy customer, especially when it comes to museum quality framing. The more you know about what goes into a personalized frame, the more you will appreciate the time, effort and quality we put into every archival framing project we have pass through our doors and into your home.

Below are some frequently asked questions about our custom framing. If you don’t see your answer below, or if you have additional questions or comments, please call us and we’ll be happy to help.

How does Frameworks museum quality framing compare in price to other framers?
There are so many options in framing that rarely will you be able to compare apples to apples. We use the same basic guidelines as do most other framers and our prices will be similar; however we feel it our responsibility to show you quality archival framing, using conservation materials that may cost more than if you framed an item somewhere else.

Can a metal or wood frame be too large or too small for a piece of art.
Frame size is determined as much by the subject and style of a piece of art as it is by the size of the art. Coloration and finish of a frame can be more powerful visually than size. As you look through a selection of samples you will begin to see when a certain size begins to feel comfortable.

What is the difference between metal leaf and gold leaf?
Gold leaf is almost pure (22k) gold while metal leaf has no gold content. Gold is forever! Yes it costs more, but not significantly, and the color won’t change. Gold, even gold that is heavily antiqued, has a wonderful soft brilliance that is unmistakable.

Why do hand framed items cost more?
The question answers itself. The frame is actually built of raw wood before any finishing or carving is done. All of the carving and finishing is done in stages that often takes days or even weeks. And yes, everything is hand done.

How can I find events in my area?
We soon hope to list events in the Raleigh Durham area and link to other sites of interest. Our area is culturally rich and deserves a closer look.

See why customers in Apex, Garner, Fuquay, Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and elsewhere in the Triangle and beyond rely on Frameworks for all their museum quality framing needs. Call us today at 919.781.3118 to discuss your personalized custom framing project!

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