WHAT IS BOX OR DEEP FRAMING ?

Box framed boxing items

"Box" framing (sometimes referred to as 'deep framing') is the presentation of items that are considerably deeper than a sheet of paper!
Examples include Sports Shirts - Football / Rugby / Hockey etc = Sports Memorabilia such as Anthony Joshua's shorts (shown above) Rosettes, Flowers, Medals - the list is endless.
At the foot of the page are photos of some of the more unusual commissions we have undertaken.

We have even framed the sugar flowers from a wedding cake! - BUT we won't do them again!!

The frames are constructed of an outer moulding, glass, a 'mask' border, a 'box' construction which is fully lined to top, bottom, sides and back, and a matching mountboard, all of which is fully sealed on completion.

It's especially important when framing shirts, or similar items, to ensure that the frame is airtight: this avoids any possibility of mould or moth damage in the future. To ensure we get this right, the frame is only sealed when the climatic conditions are just right – we even use a dehumidifier for 24 hours, if required!

Please note that this type of frame takes longer to make than a standard frame, so ideally we do need a little notice. Prices depend on the size, and the type of moulding you require, so please ask for a firm quotation.




HOW NOT TO DO BOX FRAMING

We were asked by a customer if we could assist in repairing a frame purchased over the internet. The frame contained 2 signed shirts and one of them had 'slipped'
On opening the frame we discovered how the internet company had 'framed' these shirts

Bad example of framing
Second bad example of framing
Third bad example of framing

Is this really how you want to protect and save an expensive shirt?

Whatever you do - when you purchase something as special as this get it done

PROFESSIONALLY 

 It may appear cheap to get it ready framed off the internet but these photos give you an idea of what you may get

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

Box framed horseshoes
Box framed valuable computer chips
box framed game of Scrabble
Box framed card from Queen
Float mounted first day cover
Framed Tee shirt Dinosuar Museum

We were delighted to be commissioned in 2018 by Dorset County Museum 
to frame a set of souvenir Tee-shirts. 
These were presented to the sponsors that funded the Diplodocus exhibition for Dorset. 
Without their generosity "Dippy" may not have arrived in the Jurassic County!

Box framed collection miniature guitars


A client asked if we were up for a challenge.

 He had a collection of 15 miniature guitars 
(some of which could be played!) 
and he required them box-framed to go into his music room 

This is the result of the challenge!!
Box framed full sized electric guitar

AND THEN!

From the tiny to the real thing!!

This one was a real challenge, the

 first time we had framed a guitar

 and the customer wanted to know 

that the instrument could be 

removed at sometime in the future 

and be played - so the mounting 

had to be non-intrusive!

To see more of our workmanship just click below