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The Frame Shop

If It's Worth Framing -
Frame It Right

Located in the Black Diamond Center

The Frame Shop brings over 22 years combined personal experience in 
the custom framing industry to the East Boulder County area.
The Frame Shop offers over 2,500 picture frame mouldings
westfrom Larson-Juhl, Studio Moulding, Omega, Guerrinni of Italy,
Designer Wood Moulding, Fotiou Frames, Nielsen & Clark Metal.
Hundreds of matting styles to enhance any type of artwork.


Lafayette, Colorado
Black Diamond Center
489 US Highway 287  Ste. 125
NW Corner of Baseline & 287
(303) 926-6959
Tues-Fri 9:30 - 5:30
 Saturday 9:30 - 4:00
Closed Sun. & Mon. 
New Customer Discount!
Mention this ad and receive
15% Off your 1st framing order!


Why Custom Framing?

Although a good artistic eye is something that can't be taught, there are certain rules of custom framing
which lead to good design that can. When followed, these guidelines, well known to your custom framer,
produce a beautiful, well-balanced framing presentation that enhances the work without overpowering it.

For example, did you know the width of the mat border should never match the width of the frame?
This tends to draw the eye away from the art they surround. Or that a poorly placed decorative element,
such as a V-groove, can detract from the beauty of the finished package?

Good design based on commonly accepted framing principles is one of the many reasons to custom frame.

Protecting Your Artwork

Perhaps the best reason to custom frame your personal and well-loved works of art is that a professional picture framer
 has the skills and materials necessary to preserve and protect them as closely as possible to their original condition.
Acid and lignin free mat and mount boards like Crescent and Artique Conservation grade matting contain no impurities
which can damage the art they surround. Special UV-filtering glazing such as Tru Vue Conservation Series Glass
featuring TruGuard UV Protection can be used to protect art from irreversible damage caused by light exposure.

Professional picture framers have the training and skills required to use these materials to beautifully present your
treasured items in a way that will not only enhance their appearance, but protect them for your enjoyment for years to come.

With mouldings from around the world, The Frame Shop will
help you achieve the look you want.
  We will help with experienced
guidance in your selections making your art, photograpghs or
memorbilia look as great or even better than you imagined.