Picture Framing

The Curious Room provides a complete picture framing service to both the public and artists. Although most of our frame projects are complicated we are also happy to produce simple frames.

We manufacture our rims using traditional joinery methods and we often design and craft moulding profiles in hardwoods such as walnut, poplar, ash and oak. For artists we offer standard softwood mouldings and make rims to standard sizes ready for the artist to finish and fit.

Our frame finishes include hand spray painted finishes, hand gilded finishes, hand stained, waxed and oiled finishes. We use our our own library of paint colours for hand spray paint finished frames.

For artwork care, we make our own starch glues and Japanese paper hinges instead of using hinging tapes. We never use framing tapes, conservation grade tapes or any type of adhesive tapes because we understand through experience and practice that Japanese hinges and wheat starch paste are the only materials that can be reversed without risk of damage to artworks.

Our collaborations with highly skilled friends enables us to offer art conservation and restoration, picture installation and sourcing artwork for purchase or hire.

Prices for framing start at £90.

Lead times are from four to eight weeks depending on the frame design and finish.

Parking is free of charge. We will give you a parking permit on arrival.

To allow proper time for a frame design, consultations are by appointment only.

To arrange a quote or a consultation in the workshop or your home, please phone Nicola on 07449 492 344
or contact her by email

Artisan Framing Gallery

To arrange a quote or a consultation give Nicola a call Monday to Thursday between 9am and 2pm on 07449 492 344 or contact us by email