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The Framer's Workshop - Custom & DIY Picture Framing,
Oversize Printing & Digital Restoration

2439 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 • (510)  849–4444 • Hours: Mon, Tu, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10-6; Th: 10-8; Sun: Noon to 6
FIrst hour FREE Parking Above Our Shop! $2 per hour after the first hour, up to 4 hours.

Custom Framing at the Framer's Workshop Serving Bay Area Business
Since 1977

Your Custom Framing
Is In Good Hands
At The Framer's Workshop

A Partial List of Our Custom Services:

Designing Lace Ketubah ASID Industry Partner Logo
Professional Picture Framers Association Logo
Gold Framed Lace Ketubah
Lace Ketubah with Fabric Mat, Gold Filit and Gold Frame.
Expert Design

The design of your framing is the first element in the successful outcome of your framing project. Our goal is to preserve, protect, and compliment your art so that you can enjoy it for a lifetime. Our design team is experienced in both the esthetics of your work and the necessary structure of your framing. We take the time to explain your choices and help you explore possibilities that will that will enhance your art and please your budget. We are experts at framing design consultation, while also encouraging you to be part of the process. We’ll give you as much guidance as you need, making the design process easy and comfortable so you get just what you want at a price that works for you.

Frame Joining without nails
Frames joined from behind
(no nail holes!)
Professional Framing

Your work will be carefully framed by dedicated custom framers in a separate workroom on our mezzanine floor. An owner or manager checks the structural support and archival technique throughout the execution of your framing project. In addition to photographs and works of art on paper or canvas, our specialized framers work with fabrics, three-dimensional art, antique paper, and heavy, fragile, or unusual objects. We custom design mirrors.

Sewing Carpet to Silk Backing
Carpet hand sewn to silk backing.
Experience Counts

We are a family run business serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond since 1977. All of our work is done in-house using the latest in framing equipment under the supervision of owners and managers who have decades of framing experience. We use archival framing methods and materials and we are in the process of Bay Area Green Certification. We are problem solvers who can find solutions for almost any framing challenge, be it the archival attachment of three-dimensional objects, a complex mat, or installation on difficult surfaces. 

We believe in ongoing education and attend yearly conferences and trade shows to bring you the latest in both design elements and preservation techniques. We also teach preservation framing for photography and printmaking classes at the college level, and write for framing trade publications. You can be assured that your art is being handled responsibly by trained professionals

We take pride in the finshed product and all of our framing is protected by our lifetime workmanship guarantee.

For more examples, see our Framing Examples Page.

For professional quality Do-it-Yourself, please see our DIY page.


We guarantee our work (and yours) for life

We will repair any defects in workmanship on any of our frames at any time. If any of our work needs repair, just bring it back to us, with our intact sticker on the back, and we will make the repair free of charge. Broken glass? Dropped your frame? No problem. Bring the frame back to us and we will charge you only for replacement materials. The labor is on us. This guarantee also applies to do-it-yourself full framing projects.


Hand Wrapped Fabric Mats

Fabric Mat Hand Work

Specialty Cut Mats

French Mats

Canvas Stretching
(Including Oversize Canvases)

Stretching Oversize Canvas

3-D Object Framing

Three dimensional object framing

Fiber Arts & Needlepoint

Fiber Art and Needlepoint Framing

Voted Bay Area's Best
Custom Frame Shop

Winner BayList Best Custom Frame Shop

Baer Framed Thousand Oaks Print

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