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In a Nutshell

  • On-site production of frames
  • Specialty frame services
  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff
  • Two locations

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Without frames, the works of Picasso and Rembrandt would be held up by thumbtacks, staples, and the expensively hired tentacles of a giant squid. Entrap art easily with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of custom-framing services at the frugal framer, good at both the Ashville and Arden stores.

The quadrilateral connoisseurs at the frugal framer perform all production in-house to ensure that posters, memorabilia, and artwork are encased in the finest shells. The skilled craftspeople specialize in custom framing, a process in which they design, size, and construct picture cocoons based on the dimensions, characteristics, and food allergies of the artwork. Customers have their choice of frames ($5+/ft.), mats, glazing, and moulding material. Box experts can forge a standard 8”x10” frame with matting for laundry folding certificates ($40 on average), or construct a 16”x20” edifice with a wooden frame, mat, backing, and regular glazing for prized post-it note ideas ($80 average). The frugal framer will also equip a 26”x34” piece of art, raised and floated on a rag mat with spacers ($300 average), or enshrine pieces in specialty casings such as shadow boxes with UV-blocking glass.

Customer Reviews

I thought the customer service was great and the woman who helped me (wish I remembered her name) really put a lot of thought into figuring out the best matte and frame. She was also patient as I was deciding as well. It felt like a real team effort and I liked that. The result was PERFECT! I see the art everyday and love it. Never had a thought like, "maybe I should have done the matte in a different color" (I have a couple of those hanging around the house). You named the piece "red head" in your system, just in case you want to match up the comment with the order.
Shannon K. · March 4, 2012
Thank you for a job well done!
Rebecca H. · February 21, 2012
I came to the Frugal Framer with a piece of art and not much of an idea of what to do with it. In less than 20 minutes, the consultant I worked with helped me figure out what I wanted and the end result was better than I could have ever imagined! Keep up the great work!
Stephanie L. · February 20, 2012
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  1. 1


    2145 Hendersonville Rd.

    Arden, North Carolina 28704


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  2. 2

    Historic Montford

    95 Cherry St. N

    Asheville, North Carolina 28801


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