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Something for every do-it-yourself framing project

We carry everything you need at wholesale prices. You can choose from hundreds of ready-made wood and metal picture frames along with pre-cut and custom mats. If you have something a little out of the ordinary, we cut irregular sized frames and mats while you wait.

  • 1000’s to choose from
  • pre-cut mats with a range of standard openings available
  • mats custom cut while you wait
  • metal and wood picture frames
  • liner frames for oil paintings

Below are some tips to keep in mind when you are doing your framing project

General Info

  • An image on photo paper or similar thin material should be mounted onto heavier board, such as foam core, to avoid puckering of the image.
  • Images should not touch the glass. Not only does the mat board serve as a visual enhancement but also provides a practical means to allow appropriate spacing away from the glass.
  • If an image will be exposed to frequent sunlight, it is best to use ultra-violet protective glass. Likewise, if your image is subject to be vulnerable to glare from a light source, it’s best to use non-glare glass.
  • The backing should be acid free, sealed with a dust cover and enclosed inside the frame.
  • Your picture should be hung with a decent weight wire of 3 to 6 gauge and hangers that are properly secured to the frame.

Matting

  • Some images may look great with a single mat whereas others may look better with a double or triple mat combination.
  • A mat with a v-grove, which looks like a bevelled key line, can give your image a classy addition.
  • A velvet or suede textured mat enhances needlework.
  • A textured mat looks extraordinary with multi-medium art.
  • Three inches wide is the standard rule of thumb for matting.
  • For a special occasion, a very wide mat around a picture that guests can sign makes a terrific keepsake.
  • The formality of a certificate tends to lend itself better to a narrower mat and a straightforward style frame such as metal or classic wood.

Frames

  • Metal frames tend to give a sleek, contemporary look and can be slightly less expensive.
  • Some frames are made of a poly-urethane material which lends itself well to ornate design patterns yet can maintain reasonable expense.
  • Wood frames can be found to meet every style, size, colour, pattern and texture preference.
  • The size of the frame should be proportional to the image size. A large image will require a wide solid frame.
  • Images with a thickness such as paper-tole will be best suited to be set in a deep frame or shadow box.
  • Your frame choice should not only suit your image but also blend with your style: traditional, contemporary or casual. Style, size, colour, pattern and texture should all work well together.
  • Leslie was an absolute DELIGHT to deal with. We came in with a very sentimental piece we wanted framed and a budget. She was able to do something absolutely beautiful within our budget and we are forever greatful for allowing us to now proudly display our newly framed artwork. 100% recommend her services!

    Mrs Weeks Avatar Mrs Weeks
    September 25, 2020
  • We had a great experience here. Leslie was extremely helpful while assisting us in choosing the frames for our artwork. She has a great eye for detail, is super friendly, easy to chat with and provides great service and products. We couldn’t be more pleased. We highly recommend her and will definitely go back again in the future.

    Natasha Wong Avatar Natasha Wong
    November 2, 2019
  • Nice place. A little tucked away but really nice store.

    Patti Ham Avatar Patti Ham
    June 18, 2022
  • Leslie offers an excellent quality service! She certainly knows her stuff. Leslie went above and beyond with helping me with my DIY framing. The final product was exceptional. Will definitely be going back to this local company.

    Kay Dub Avatar Kay Dub
    August 14, 2019
  • Leslie did a re-framing for me of a 16 x 20 signed Joe Montana Super Bowl stats photo that was originally framed by a so called "Sports Memorabilia" professional frame shop. They used mats that 6 years later polluted the inside of my glass and dry mounted my photo😠 Leslie used the proper materials for framing autographed photos which protects and preserves the life of the autographed photo and did a SUPER JOB!!! If you're looking to have autographed sports memorabilia framed do NOT just take it to any sports memorabilia frame shop and figure they will do it the right way, big mistake! After you shell out good money for that beautiful autographed photo educate yourself on archival framing and then go see Leslie, she will do it the proper way. Archival framing costs a little more but if you don't want your glass polluted or acid burns on your photo or watch your autograph fade away 10 years from now you have to do that. If your autographed photo was worth the money spent, is it not also worth protecting? Photo was framed with acid free mats and Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic. Thanks Leslie!!!

    The GOAT #16 Avatar The GOAT #16
    July 18, 2021

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