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How We Custom Frame

Posted by Greta Braddock on May 05, 2017

We often talk about the story behind the art inside of the frame—but what about the story behind the frames themselves?

Every custom frame we make at Simply Framed is handcrafted in our shop in Maumee, Ohio by our experienced team. And we work with some of the most storied suppliers around to source the highest quality frame mouldings, plexiglass and mat board that are as beautiful as they are built to last.

Want to learn more? You're in luck! We're sharing some behind-the-scenes photos of the awesome work that goes down in our shop. Sit back, relax and peruse pics that show just how the custom framing magic happens.

All of your orders come through our proprietary online system and are quickly processed by our operations dream team, led by Daisy (pictured).

Every piece of art we receive is laid out, measured and carefully inspected by our team.


The high quality materials we need construct your American-made custom frame are on-hand in our Ohio shop.

We don't mess around when it comes to measurements. Every single piece of art is hand measured by one of our team members to calculate and confirm the ideal custom frame dimensions.

We custom cut materials to your exact frame specifications using state-of-the-art machinery.

We personally hand sort and prepare your frame's components for assembly.

It takes special equipment—combined with team members who are highly skilled at their trade—to ensure that the corners of your custom frame are in perfect alignment. Here a team member joins the corners of a custom Natural Gallery Frame.


Our team finishes your frame by hand, using only the highest quality materials—including special putty to fill in frame corners.

An assortment of putty we use to carefully finish the corners of our custom frames.

Your artwork is mounted, matted, floated, sewn or framed full bleed according to your preferences.

It's all in the details: We'll choose the shade of white for your custom mat that best suits your artwork.

UV plexiglass, mounting board and the other interior components of your frame are assembled together to make your frame.

We finish the back of your frames with kraft paper, your chosen hanging hardware and wall bumpers.

We polish your plexiglass to make sure it's beyond sparkling when you hang it on your wall.

Signed, sealed, delivered: After the frame is finished, it's thoroughly inspected and approved by a member of our team.

Triple reinforced gum tape seals our double-wall boxes. Your art IS thankful—to be assembled here in the USA!

Team members Becca, Joe, Daisy and Beth strike a pose!

Ready to get your Ohio-made frame in the works? Head over to SimplyFramed.com to start your project.

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