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Custom Picture Framing Services in Somerset, MA

Ultimately, the key ingredients in great framing are great design, quality materials and superior workmanship. Here at Riverside Art, all of our custom framers proudly combine those three ingredients effortlessly to earn our customer’s trust and satisfaction every day. Whether we do the work or help you make the right choices when doing your own, excellence is our guiding principle.

Custom Framing & Art Frames

Matting
Services

DIY
Framing

Frame Restoration

Canvas Stretching

Picture
Hanging

Custom Picture Framing & Art Frames

We understand that shopping for custom framing be a daunting task, with many questions; “Where to go?” “What to choose? “Will it fit my budget?” The fear of the custom framing process may even be so overwhelming that some folks avoid it altogether. We see it everyday, the apprehension is visible on a new customer’s face when they walk in the door. Our goal is to make each customer feel so at ease that making the decisions that lead to a beautifully framed picture becomes even easier than ordering lunch.

Ultimately, the key ingredients in great custom framing are great design, quality materials and superior workmanship. Here at Riverside Art, all of our custom framers proudly combine those three ingredients effortlessly to earn our customers’ trust and satisfaction every day.

Whether you bring in a child’s drawing, a wedding photo, original art, a newspaper article, or a sports jersey (in short, anything at all) we have the solution to your framing needs. We ask you questions, listen to your wants and needs, and look at your project with a designer’s eye. We will show you the best choices for your art and your taste. 

All aspects your orders are created in our on the premises, large, state-of-the-art frame shop. Even large or unusual framing choices can usually be done in house. With over 5,000 moulding choices and almost 3000 matting options, the combinations are endless! Here at Riverside Art our goal is a completely satisfied customer. We offer more of what you expect… Guaranteed

FRUGAL FRAMING OPTIONS
We have thousands of available mouldings with prices starting as low as $4 per foot, so custom framing does not have to be expensive. Our services are á la carte.

Four or more items of the same size, receiving the same treatment at the same time receive a 10% discount. Ten or more items receive a 20% discount. Twenty-five or more, discounts are by quote.

TURN-AROUND TIMES
Custom Framing work is tentatively scheduled to give you an approximate date of completion, but that date should not be considered binding.  Custom work is often difficult to schedule, due to unforeseen problems that may arise. All work is done in the same order it is received. RUSH orders are assessed a surcharge to cover overtime labor. So that you may plan ahead, please allow at least two weeks for work to be completed.

Ready to Start your Custom Framing Project?

Matting

Wizard Computerized Mat Cutting System

Bulk matting available to save you money

Prices are for Wizard Express Matting Services only (Wiz Mats) and do not apply to any custom framing order.

Since 1995 Riverside Art has been using the Wizard Computerized Matting System. We were one of the first frame shops in New England to embrace and offer this technology to our customers.

From an assortment of pre-cut mat boards, we can cut a specific sized opening (or even multiple openings) while you wait. In most cases, for less than the price of a pre-packaged commercial mat, we can offer variety and custom quality at the speed and convenience of an “off the rack” purchase.

Choices must be made from our pre-selected assortment of thousands of mats. Quantities over 12 mats may need to be scheduled. Our price is based on the price of the mat board (see below) plus $2.00 per opening.  Bring in your artwork and frame if you’d like, and match everything up for a custom framed look.

Bulk Matting

If you regularly do your own matting, you probably already have a mat color in mind. In this case, it often works out cheaper to buy full sheets of mat board and have Riverside Art trim them down and cut the openings. Just let us know the mat board name or number, and give us the mat sizes that you need. Aside from the cost of the mat board, the only other charges involved are the mat openings (priced at $2 an opening for sizes 16×20 and under, and $5 for sizes larger than 16×20), and sometimes a cutting/trimming charge for larger jobs.

Save any scraps that you have left over and bring them in to have openings cut another time!

Custom Matting

Custom matting offers more guidance, a wider variety of mat colors and surface textures, and bigger sizes. Work with our framing staff to choose the best mat for your project! Pricing depends on the size of the mat and what kind of material the mat has.

We carry AlphaMat, AlphaRag, Artique, Peterboro and Crescent brand matboards, all of which are archival and acid/lignen free, some are 100% cotton rag. We do also carry some buffered paper mats for students and quick & temporary mat jobs.

Questions About Picture Matting Services?

DIY Framing

If you are the handy type who likes to do your own framing and just need the basic materials, we’ve got you covered! Raw materials such as glass, lengths of moulding, full sheets of mat and mounting boards, wire, tape, etc are all available for purchase. Our framing supplies are ordered weekly; simply let us know what you need and we will do what we can to accommodate you. Quantity discounts are by individual quotes only.

Already have a frame? No problem. We often re-fit old frames with your new work. We can even cut down the frames if they are not quite the right size.

Some of our custom mouldings are also available as kits. This is a great option for metal-sectional frames, as they are easily assembled at home. Since this reduces our labor time, kits qualify for a discount off of the per-foot cost. Prices vary. Limited to metal sectional frames only.

FRAME RESTORATION

Another of the many services that Riverside Art provides is that of painting and frame restoration. Paul has 32 years of experience and can tackle a variety of problems.

  • Re-guilding with either 24k gold or foils
  • Stabilizing loose corners
  • Re-building missing elements
  • Cleaning and re-finishing

*All methods used are archival and reversible.

 

Pricing depends on the state of the piece needing restoration. Accurate quotes cannot be assessed without a careful, visual inspection of the painting and/or frame. Please stop by for a free estimate!

Ready to Start your Custom Framing Project?

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Canvas Stretching

Whether you need a blank canvas to be stretched or have something that needs to be re- stretched, Riverside Art can lend a hand!

If you are a painter who wants an odd sized canvas or linen stretched, we can accommodate any size you wish on either primed or unprimed material. We can also stretch prints and giclees made on canvas, as well as original paintings that have been removed from their original stretcher bars.

We have three profiles available: ½” tall, 1″ tall, 1 ½” tall, and 2″ tall. We’ll be glad to help you choose the best stretcher for the job, as it often depends on the size of the piece and the amount of extra material left to wrap around the stretcher bars.

Already have a frame? No problem. We often re-fit old frames with your new work. We can even cut down the frames if they are not quite the right size.

Some of our custom mouldings are also available as kits. This is a great option for metal-sectional frames, as they are easily assembled at home. Since this reduces our labor time, kits qualify for a discount off of the per-foot cost. Prices vary. Limited to metal sectional frames only.

Picture Hanging Services

PICK UP/DELIVERY
Sometimes pieces are just too big. Whether you need to get a piece here for re-framing or repairs, or once a piece is framed it is too big to get it home, Riverside Art can help! Most large pieces will fit into our van and can be safely delivered to your home. Most delivery and pick-ups cost around $10.
HANGING
Once we’ve delivered the work, we can also hang it for you. Whether it is a single piece or a whole arrangement, it’s not a problem! Rates are based on time, which is $60 an hour, with a minimum of ½ an hour charge.
IN-HOME CONSULTATION
Our framing staff often does on-site consultations to help customers plan big projects. Large arrangements of family photos, or decorating a commercial space like a hallway or conference room can be a daunting task. Riverside Art’s senior framing staff can visit your space to help make the planning process easier. We can make framing recommendations based on the surrounding décor, as well as how many pieces you should have, and how they should be arranged.