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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.

 
Do-it-Yourself Framing
Designing your project
Metal Frame Cross Section
Click Here for Metal Frame Assembly Instructions

Do-it-Yourself Framing
Here's How it Works:

  • We help you design your framing project
  • We cut your mat, glass and join your wood frame for you
  • We help you assemble everything in our shop
  • See the The Framer's Outlet, our Ready-Made sister store right next door, for more DIY options
  • See our Discount Options Page for more ways to save money
  • We guarantee our work (and yours) for life

Do-it-Yourself Framing
Cleaning the glass

Do-it-Yourself Framing
Finished project ready to hang

Do-it-Yourself Framing
Take it home today!

Do-it-Yourself Framing

The Framer's Workshop has hundreds of in-stock metal and wood frame moulding, as well as over 200 acid free mat colors to choose from. With your budget in mind, our talented and friendly staff will help you select a framing design that will complement and preserve your art while working with your existing decor.

The design process can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more depending on how many pieces you have and how complex the design job is.

In do-it-yourself framing, we do all the difficult parts, such as cutting your mat, backing, glass and frame. We join your wood frame for you. Then we show you how to assemble these materials using our work tables and tools to complete your project. Do-it-yourselfers can also use our discount framing packages to save even more!

Do-it-yourself projects can usually be done in one visit provided we have the materials you've chosen in stock. Mats and metal frames can be cut in a matter of minutes. Wood frame projects take longer as we have to chop, glue and V-nail the corners.

On busy days, we may ask you to give us an hour to get your materials ready prior to assembly. If we need to order your materials we can arrange to have everything cut and joined for you to come back and assemble within a few days.

Once the design is completed, we cut the frame and, if it is a wood frame, join it for you. While the frame is being joined, we also cut your glass, mats and backing using high-tech state-of-the-art framing equipment including our Wizard computerized mat cutter.

We show you...

  • How to hinge your artwork into the mat and backing
  • How to clean the glass or acrylic and check it for dust
  • How to fasten the mat, glass and backing into the frame
  • How to put a paper dust cover on the back of the frame
  • How to attach the hanging hardware

With our help, you can have a custom cut mat and frame ready to take home and hang on your walls in no time. We also have complementary gift wrap for your convenience.

Of course, if you'd rather not do it yourself, we also offer custom framing. Turn around time on custom framing is usually a week to two weeks. Rush custom framing is also available.

Questions about Do-It-Yourself framing? Contact:

Framers@mac.com

Do-it-Yourself Framing
Hinging the mat & art
Do-it-Yourself Framing
Adding the dust cover
Do-it-Yourself Framing
Attaching the wire



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


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