We can frame near enough anything for you.

We offer a complete design, 3D visualisation, mock-up and carpentry service for all types of specialist framing projects for both private and commercial clients.

Custom Framing Projects

Have a look at some unique frame projects below. From triangle frames and double-sided frames to object framing and frame engravings – please don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation or if you have any questions.

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Triangle Frame

Set of eight triangular frames to form an octagonal group of pictures. Additional fixtures / jigs needed to be designed and machine cut to help construct the correct angles.

45-degree cut corners Oak Frame

These photographs show a toffee polished solid oak tray frame with 135 degree angled joints.

On reverse side it features butterfly wedges, which hold the frame together and a jointed lattice work made from 18mm plywood. This lattice of milled pieces supports the artwork.

Frames with Fine Carving

Text carving onto a solid block of Wenge and mounted into a second aperture cut into the window mount.

Double sided frame in walnut 22mm x 22mm

This group of photographs shows the initial sketch from the client, the design stage, 3D renders that also explain how the frame fits together and then finally the actual finished frame made from polished walnut. The frame can be opened by pushing out the top butterfly locking pieces and then simply removing the uppermost frame edge. We can make this kind of true doubled-sided frame (which looks exactly the same from either side) to any size and shape. Type of wood and finishes can be almost anything.

Sapele Wood Double Frame

Double aperture wooden picture frame from Sapele wood incorporating a solid panel with a second aperture and additional carving cut into it. The images show the initial design, 3D renders and then the actual finished piece.

 

 

Double Tray Frame

We can also customise existing frames. This frame came to us with a thick coat of hand-applied yellow paint. The client wanted to turn it into a double tray frame and change the colour. We removed the yellow paint and applied a CNC cut MDF surround that was glued into place. The joins were then filled with 2-pack acrylic filler and the entire frame sanded and trued (it was off-square). It was then sprayed Traffic White (a RAL code) with a satin finish.

Double Tray Frame

This shows the workings and separate processes involved in the making of a custom double tray frame for a large auction house in London. The frame was made using Medite MDF and then sprayed to a RAL code with a satin finish.

Object Framing

The client wanted us to frame a commemorative spade but without any screws or visible fixings. The frame needed to be deep enough to accommodate the curve of the spade’s blade, requiring 136mm of internal space.

3D renders were made with three options: the first all white, as originally specified by the client, and the other two with oak panelling inside for comparison. The all white specification was chosen. Our CNC designer came up with device to support the spade and all 11 pieces of the final frame were produced in-house on our CNC wood router. These were assembled, finished, and then sprayed with a satin finish. The frame was finished with anti-reflective glass.

Unique Frame Projects: TOTO - Africa

The client came to us with this sketch for a unique frame of musical memorabilia to go to auction. It consisted of a mirror back and a cut out of the continent of Africa along with a shelf to hold three glass bottles of African rainwater.

The Africa map was cut from 6mm mdf along with the shelf, which had circular indentations cut into it to securely hold the bottles. The MDF piece was then painted matt black and fixed to the mirror with spacers and a standard gallery frame, was auctioned and it’s story was picked up by Planet Rock news.

Browse Our Other Framing Options

We offer a large range of over 500 frames. Click on the frame page icons to view our most popular standard, luxury aluminium frame styles, hand finished solid-wood frames.