Without framing, all paper objects would be considered equal, making cocktail napkins as valuable as the first transatlantic paper airplane. Hang a hot number on your wall with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $100 worth of framing services at Four Corners Custom Frame Gallery.
The preservation specialists at Four Corners Custom Frame Gallery commemorate life's moments with framing services such as archival and museum-quality work. Equipped with foam boards and acid-free mats, a team of four master crafters can sculpt more than 3,000 types of frames in their spacious in-house studio. Encase a diploma in Italian hand-finished woods or a distressed veneer finish (about $100). Or protect a cherished 8"x10" crayon drawing from being sullied by child painting prodigies (about $100). Most projects return to proud owners in about two weeks. Four Corners Custom Frame Gallery's friendly artisans also work to acquaint clients with their craft, happy to give first-hand experiences of their framing processes and secondhand accounts of Rembrandt's raucous Renaissance Faire after-parties.
The custom frame shop exudes a welcoming air, with its exposed production area and interiors lined with local artwork. On weekends, families and loyal customers may mill through the brightly lit show room, where many may catch glimpses of their own pieces on display for the admiration of pedestrians and beret-wearing poodles.
Origin Stories: Who Framed Chad McCluskey?
Four Corners Custom Frame Gallery owner Chad McCluskey once elevated mall art to high art at a Deck the Walls frame shop, where he would preserve $6,000 art pieces alongside Scarface posters at Christmas. But when he shifted from franchise to independent business operator, he opted to play by his own rules, which included displaying clients' framed pieces in his sprawling front windows. Though Chad enjoys his customers' looks of startled delight when they see their work in the window, he takes equal pleasure in the sheer variety of things they bring for him to frame. Chad has framed everything from poisonous blow darts to a lone turkey gobbler from a father-daughter hunting expedition.
4401 W El Prado Blvd.
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