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Experienced framers Barry Stahl and Bob Clayton built Big Picture Framing from scratch in 2000, holding meetings around an old card table as construction roared around them. Today, framers at 15 area locations craft custom frames to display artwork, photographs, and record sleeves, and shadow boxes protect three-dimensional items such as ballet slippers, macaroni art, or a swarm of wasps. Patrons can dictate all design choices, choosing from metal and wooden frames in a multitude of colors and styles, or ask for recommendations from one of Big Picture Framing's resident experts. Big Picture Framing also stocks pre-framed art, prints, and posters to spruce up bare-walled homes or a drab doghouse.

1290 Worcester St
Natick,
MA
US

Welcome to Baldwin Hill Art & Framing! We are your experts for custom picture framing, digital imaging, giclee printing, and custom displays. We are conveniently located in downtown Natick, Massachusetts, 15 miles west of Boston. We use conservation framing techniques and can frame your treasures to last a lifetime!

2 W Central St
Natick,
MA
US

After devoting years to protecting precious pictures and keepsakes from environmental harm, the Middlesex Framing crew has amassed an inventory of highly protective materials. Acid-free matting keeps photographs and certificates from deteriorating over time, UV-protection glass guards against sunlight’s discoloring rays, and museum glass deters bandits who somehow made it across the living room’s laser alarm grid. Partnering with Larson-Juhl, the crew is able to access more than 1,500 molding samples and matting combinations—ensuring that each piece is both protected and enhanced by its border.

54 Middlesex Tpke
Burlington,
MA
US

Renaissance Framing Gallery revivifies worn art and frames using careful, artisanal restoration techniques. Employ skilled framesmiths to enshrine a memory-encrusted jersey ($250) or diploma ($115), or have them carefully restore an 8"x10" oil painting ($150) or the gold-leaf frame surrounding it ($85 per hour including materials). Before and after photos show how restoration services make the Dark Ages skies brighter, Victorian skin alabastier, and dramatic gilds more dramatically gilt.

143 Huron Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

All Tuned Up prepares skis and snowboards for the slopes with custom grinding and waxing treatments. First, an experienced technician inspects the equipment, checking for any minor damage or pine branches stuck to the tip and determining the ideal adjustments. Next, a professional-grade stone-grinding machine flattens the base and engraves one of more than 15 preprogrammed patterns. Designed to help the ski or board glide easier based on current snow conditions, markings range from coarse grinds for navigating wet, heavy courses to a Cosby-sweater motif for boogie dancing through the slalom gates. A ceramic disk completes the base-beveling process, adjusting angles and edges so they carve through surfaces more easily and react to turns promptly and safely. Lastly, All Tuned Up's technicians apply PFC-free Purl wax stolen from a mountain beehive and melt it into place with infrared light. Depending on the amount of service required, tune-ups are usually ready for pickup within 24–48 hours.

2 Village Sq
Westminster,
MA
US

Flash House photographers draw from their impressive portfolios of commercial and personal picture taking as they inscribe holiday memories onto prints and paper greetings. An unrestricted number of family members or snowmen stand-ins don their matching sweaters for a 30- to 60-minute in-studio professional shoot. Image capturing artists utilize cutting edge equipment to emblazon selected grins onto prints and CDs, and retired stamp lickers find effective ways to diminish their stockpiles by sending out 25 greeting cards imprinted with the client's chosen pose. Patrons can choose photo sheets that contain one 8"x10", two 5"x7"s, three 4"x6"s, or eight wallets, and the prints can be of multiple poses.

70 Winter Street
Worcester,
MA
US