Without framing, all paper objects would be considered equal, making cocktail napkins as valuable as the first transatlantic paper airplane. Place valuables upon their proper pedestals with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of custom framing at Create A Frame / Handworks Gallery in Mt. Lebanon.
Create A Frame / Handworks Gallery has facilitated artistic expression through custom framing for nearly 40 years, helping patrons to encase possessions in high-quality moldings, conservation mattings, and glasses. Rates vary by size, style of components, and the number of souls trapped inside each picture, with simple assemblages including glass starting at $45 for an 8"x10" frame, $54 for an 11"x14" frame, and $66 for a 16"x20" frame. Wall adornments find fancier homes in an array of molding styles, including intricate patterns, weathered looks, and antique finishes from the likes of Roma and Max Moulding. For further customization, customers can request different combinations of mattings, glasses, mountings, and neon signage to bring out the nuances in each job.
Create a Frame / Handworks Gallery
Although Create a Frame / Handworks Gallery began as a designer framing store, works of art have wriggled their way off the walls and onto the shop floor, where 3-D pieces complement the flat compositions framers nestle beneath glass, mats, and moulding. Helmed by husband-and-wife team Wendy and Steven Denenberg for more than 30 years, the white custom-framing counter offsets a wall of frame samples from brands such as Adhisa and Roma, which encircle pieces of any size alongside flattering mats and glass to protect against passing impressionists. Tactile objets d'art dapple the rest of the gallery space with the colors of hand-hewn artisanal furniture, sparkling jewelry, and glass bowls, vases, and ceilings crafted by American and international artists.:m]]
615 Washington Rd.
Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15228