Inventive Ideas for Framing

This old family photo needed a unique frame.  Custom Frame Services decided to create a barn wood frame from scratch. Dave Crowell, our founder, carved out the wood and milled out the center of the wood for the photograph to fit perfectly inside!

Barn Wood Frame

Various non-traditional materials can be used to present artwork. We do our best to choose the material that best fits your art, as well as the best shape, color, and texture.

There are also many ways to re-use and recycle materials and older frames to make them fit your personal style. If you have any ideas but need some help, bring them into Custom Frame Services! We would love to help your creative process.

just to get you thinking, here are some links that might inspire you:

Eclectic Staircase of Salon style framing

Window Framing


Framing with Fillets (not the meat)

A  fillet is a small piece of moulding which fits inside a larger frame used for decorative purposes. It customizes the frame even more to the detail and tone of the artwork.

Detail of frame with fillet

Here is a detail of the fillet working with the frame and artwork

Example of Fillet

Framing for the subtleties already in the artwork can be challenging but rewarding

Framing Tips on Foxing

Foxing is a term describing the age-related spots and browning seen on vintage paper. while the exact cause of the fungal growth is uncertain, it is best to avoid humidity and acidic papers or mats on the piece.  While looking through your old vintage artworks, if you find discoloration of any kind bring them into Custom Frame Services and we will do our best to repair what we can and preserve the piece carefully.

For more information on foxing, mildew, and restoration of artwork please visit these links.

Foxing and Mildew Information

Photo restoration information

Foxing on Old Photo

The circles show where the foxing has started to damage the piece