Downtown AVL/Montford: MON – SAT: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm | South AVL: MON – SAT: 10 am – 6 pm | Closed SUN
Downtown AVL/Montford: MON – SAT: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm | South AVL: MON – SAT: 10 am – 6 pm | Closed SUN
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Custom Framing Made Easy

What does it take to create an amazing product for our customers? Custom framing can be overwhelming with hundreds of options for moulding, matting and glazing. That is why Frugal Framer is here to help!
Our framing team includes artists, designers, fine woodworkers – each ready to help enhance and protect your artwork.

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What would you like to frame?


It begins with you.  We want to understand your art, your style and your budget.  Designing the perfect framing package does not have to take hours, but it does take attention to detail and a keen sense of design.  We present  options, quickly give price quotes and fine tune the design according to aesthetics, budget and timeframe. Our process is not a secret but the final product can seem like magic.

Measure twice ~ Cut once.


The day after a project is brought into the shop, we double check our measurements, pricing and inventory.  If changes need to be made to the project or if we have questions or concerns, we will call the customer to discuss and suggest solutions.

Cut & Join.


We immediately get to work cutting and joining frame moulding to fit each project. We have hundreds of wood and metal moulding styles in stock, ready to start your project. We also offer additional special-order frames that take a few days longer than a project using in-stock moulding.

Crisp cuts & sharp corners.


Our computerized mat cutter give us the ability to cut simple or complex mats with precision and speed.

Artwork prep with care.


While the frames are in production we are busy prepping the artwork to be fit into frames.  This may be as simple as cutting a piece of backing or more complex, such as stretching fabric projects, assembling shadowboxes or cutting multiple-opening mats for detailed composites. We use quality conservation-level materials and methods as we handle each project with care.

Art + Frame.


Final fitting of artwork takes places after the frame has been built and the artwork prepared to be installed into frame.

From our shop to your wall.


Customers are called as soon as the final fitting is complete.  Our favorite part of the process is seeing the happy reaction of our customers to their newly framed treasure.

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