Custom wood picture frames come in a variety of materials, sizes, stains and designs. When we first started designing custom picture frames in New York City almost 140 years ago, wood was the most common material used. Since that time, custom framing has evolved to include aluminum, gold, silver, stone as well as man made materials.
Even with the variety of custom picture framing options, wood frames combined with gold and silver accents is popular among many of our clients in Manhattan, Scarsdale, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington DC.
When it comes to designing custom wood picture frames, Ted Howell, owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Company is one of the most experienced and active custom picture frame designers in the United States. Ted designed and built his first picture frame when he was 5 years old. while studying as an apprentice under his father who himself was a 3rd generation custom picture frame designer. The experience of working in a family owned business and creating a work of art in the form of a picture frame captured Ted's young mind and attention.
Now as the 4th generation owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co. ,Ted works closely with his clients to make sure they are completely satisfied with their frames and their experience working with the company.
Unlike standard discount picture frames, custom wood frames are of much higher grade material and are built to last for generations. In addition, the finish on the frames and matting is carefully selected to enhance the beauty of the frame and compliment the art, photos, certificates, memorabilia, posters or for that matter whatever is framed within.
Custom wood frames are made to order. As a result, the frame fits the decor of your room, the period of the art be it 18th century, or 21st century art. A rarely considered bonus of custom wood frames as compared to discount picture frames and mass productions frames, is the time factor. Shopping for discount picture frames at retail outlets and malls can be tedious and unrewarding. Most of the frames are cheaply made. Also, the picture frames do not compliment the room, photo or art work. They simply case the photo in a frame and make it possible to be hung, not admired.
Custom wood picture frames designed by Heritage Frame & Picture Co are much more than simple store bought picture frames. To begin with, you are the co-designer of the frame. No, you do not have to put the pieces together. What you put together is the vision of how you want your picture frame to look and feel like. Then you work with one of our custom picture frame designers to confirm the frame compliments both the art or photo being framed. Next, if the location to where the art is being installed is known, then consideration of the decor is included.
Just as Ted felt at 5 years old hand crafting his first picture frame, our clients at Heritage Frame & Picture Co feel the same way. And they are a lot older than Ted was then. The reason for this euphoria is that all of us art artists inside. We want to make the world conform to our image and perceptions. When you custom design a picture frame, be it for a family portrait, baby photo, a certificate, poster of your favorite movie or play or you want to frame an object, in many ways you are creating a new piece of art.
We have an almost unlimited variety of custom wood frames and materials to choose from. If you want to see samples, please stop by our showroom If you cannot travel or prefer us to come to your location, we will gladly arrange a meeting with you.
When shopping for custom wood picture frames, call Heritage Frame & Picture Co first. We guarantee you will be happy with your purchase and will remember the experience for years to come.
For professional custom art framing, art restoration and art installation, call Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at (212)233-3205 or (914)332-5200.
You can also visit our showroom:
Heritage Frame and Picture Co.
8 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
You can email Ted Howell, the President and Owner of Heritage Frame & Picture Co. at Ted@HeritageFrame.com