Welcome to The Framing Studio, serving the residents of Washington, DC. We offer custom framing services, picture framing, mounting services and more. We're right in the uptown area of Washington, on Connecticut Avenue.
We offer custom framing services for any type of art with a
wide variety of materials to choose from. We only use acid free
mats and fabric. Do you have a piece that is large, rare
or unique in design? Call us, we will come out to take
the measurements and do all the work in your home. We are a
dealer for several fine art distributors, including: Charles
Bibb, Washington Green, G. Harvey, Rod Chase, and many more
of your favorites. We offer thousands of collection arts, frames
All framing work done on premises
- 1 hour framing available - stock molding only
- Custom picture framing in wood, aluminum and other materials
- Shadowbox framing
- Brass and aluminum plaques to complement your picture or artwork
- Framing of 3-dimensional art of most any kind
- Conservation framing
- Canvas stretcher bars
- Computerized mat design
- Professional mat cutting
- Linen mats, any color, any fabric (acid free mats and fabric)
- Dry mounting (making flat) your picture onto any board up to 4
ft. x 8 ft. (acid free dry mounting)
- Professional picture hanging - any size, any wall surface
- Canvas transferring
- Photo Restoration
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost to frame?
Prices vary with size, framing procedures used, and design elements chosen
for your particular art piece. Our experienced staff will recommend appropriate
procedures explaining their benefit as well as offer design options to enhance
your artwork. All design and price quotes are free of charge. So come in,
bring your artwork, and explore your options.
How long does framing take?
Most framing requires one to two weeks depending on materials needed. Some
things we can do for you immediately while you browse or finish your shopping
for the day. If you're short on time, please let us know, we try to accommodate
Does my artwork stay in your store while it is being framed?
Yes. All work is done by our professional staff on the premises.
Framing materials may be ordered and shipped to our store to complete
your framing project.
Do you frame needlework?
Yes. We frame all types of needlework including cross stitch, needlepoint,
crewel, hooked rugs, tapestry, and all types of fabric art.
Will you frame my artwork using a frame I bring to you?
Absolutely. We are happy to use your antique frame or any framing materials
you may already have.
Why do I need a dry mount?
This is a procedure used to adhere a print or poster to a stable backing board
and guarantees your artwork will not ripple or wave. Despite glass and backing
support, without this procedure your print will ripple as it expands and
contracts with the changes of temperature and humidity in your home.
Why do frames cost more than pictures?
Framing costs can't be adjusted depending on the value of artwork. If the art
you brought in was worth $5,000 your framing cost would be negligible. But
your $30 poster framed in a $100 frame would probably cost much more as a
completed project if purchased that way in gallery or department store.
What about artwork value?
That $15 poster or child's drawing may have little value. But once professionally
framed it becomes a crucial design element. A well framed print or poster
ends up looking like much more than a cheap piece of paper. Put it in a cheap
frame, however, and it will remain a cheap poster. And your child's drawing
could be the next Picasso! Don't ruin something by improper framing because
you think it has little apparent value.
Which computer mat cutting system do you use?
We use the WIZARD system, the leader in the computerized mat cutting industry.
- Charles Bibbs
- Rod Chase
- Michael Godard
- Thomas Kine
- Debra Stroud
- Washington Green
- G. Harvey
- Alexander Millar
- John Waterhouse
- Mark Spain
- Rolf Harris
- Lawrence Coulson
- And many more
Packaging and Shipping
Local and National Deliveries
Rush Services Available
Call (202) 362-9620 Today
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We accept checks and all major credit cards.
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