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.

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...

Outside of Framing

We love our jobs as framers but we always love a new challenge. This Summer we were able to use our talents to help local theater company Free Shakespeare. They are performing Merchant of Venice and we had fun decorating three skulls for their props. Summer Tour 2012...

Our Beginnings

Custom Frame Services began in 1993 at the home of David and Sherri Crowell on Holly Avenue in Dayton, Ohio.  David began with the concept of presenting picture framing as an art form. With the focus on boundaries and transitions, function and style, the frame works...