Our family started FrameWorxz® from my picture framing interest and hobby in 1992 and we work together in our business on our rural family farm in the Thumb of Michigan. Our love of woodworking and photography, combined with our enjoyment of our farm, inspired us to manufacture picture frame moldings, Do-it-yourself frame kits and picture rail molding for hanging your pictures.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Custom Molding Profiles
All we need is a cross section that illustrates the picture frame profile. The majority of the current moldings have been created from samples provided by customers and restorers who wish to match existing patterns.
Where We Get Our Wood
Much of the wood we use in our shop is taken from our own standing timber or purchased logs and is sawn to our specifications. We have a Woodmizer band saw mill and have the advantage to determine our board thickness and width needs prior to sawing allowing the full use of each log we saw. We also purchase local kiln dried hardwood as needed to augment our lumber requirements from local sawyers when available. The majority of our natural wood is Poplar, Red Oak, Ash, Cherry and Walnut. We also create frames in natural Barn Wood and other species including African Sepele which is one of our favorites.
Finishing the Picture Frame
Our picture frames and picture frame moldings are unfinished and are ready for applying a stain, sealer or paint if desired. If requested, we will finish your picture frame for a nominal charge. We also recommend that you polyurethane your stained picture frames with a semi gloss to protect the stain.
What color stain to use
Cherry frames are often left unfinished and are allowed to naturally age to produce a dark rich burgundy color. Our Poplar wood frames are best for painting versus staining as they often do not stain consistently in color, All other natural woods can be stained with the stain of your choice. We can assist you in selecting a stain or paint that matches your decor if you like. Just give us a call for assistance.
We use Fed Ex as our preferred shipper as the result of their service and prompt delivery times. We also use the post office to assure that we are receiving the lowest rates for our customers for their point of delivery. Our emphasis is to provide you with the best service and quality in shipping your order. The maximum length for shipping is 96 inches either in a 4 x 4 x 4 or a 6 x 6 x 6 box. Orders which have molding length of 8 foot, have a small added Fed Ex surcharge due to length.
We continue to review options for adding Mat Board to our list of products to better serve our customers. We have, at this time, not added this product but should you have any questions relating to mat board or need a source, just give us a call and we will provide you with the name and number of our suppliers.
Our family will assist you in answering any questions that you may have in calculating your picture frame size, selecting picture frame molding, picture frames or picture frame making equipment. We are committed to help you with what you need.