Our Frames

What goes into a Frames Online hand crafted picture frame?

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Manufacture

All of our frames are hand-made in South Africa to the highest standards using materials that are assured to present and preserve your artwork or photograph to highest visual and archival standards. Each frame is handcrafted and made to order by our experienced framing team at our workshop in Boksburg, East of Johannesburg. Shop our frames now.

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Frame Mouldings

All of our frame moulds are profiled in house, and sourced from locally grown clear pine. Pine is a sturdy yet lightweight timber,  which has low impact on the environment since it is grown sustainably right here in South Africa and is therefore the perfect material to construct beautiful, environmentally friendly picture frames! 

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Mat Boards

The addition of a matboard or mounting board to a picture frame can give it the distinct finishing touches it needs to accentuate the art piece or photograph. Here at Frames Online we use only Peterboro mat boards, a producer of acid free papers known for their exemplary performance and archival abilities. Peterboro boards are constructed to the strictest standards as set out by the Fine Art Trade Guild.

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Glazing

For the glaze, depending on the size of frame, either glass or a synthtetic glass acrylic* is used, both have excellent visual properties, with acrylic having excellent UV preservation performance.

*For larger frames that require shipping beyond Gauteng, acrylic is used to prevent breakages.

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Fitment

If you require to have your art piece, photograph or poster fitted into your frame by Frames Online, please let us know after placing your order. Once you have finalised your order online, simply drop off your artwork at your nearest Postnet to be delivered to our workshop in Boksburg. Fitment cost R100 per frame.

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Delivery

Once your frame is built and your art piece fitted (if opted) our trusted delivery partners, The Courier Guy, will deliver your frame to your door. Free delivery order over R1500 (see rates here) or if you prefer, come through to our Boksburg Workshop to collect your frame personally, open hours between 9am and 3pm.