At Lynne's, we offer excellent quality, creative framing for your pictures, artwork or collectibles. Archival framing is our specialty, and we have a particular fondness and lots of experience framing needlework and textiles.
We offer professional assistance to walk you through all the framing options for your particular piece, and quick, reliable service. Most custom projects are ready for pick up within one to two weeks.
We offer an eclectic mix of local art in our gallery, some framed and ready to hang, and some unframed, waiting for a frame design that will make it perfect for your space. See our Artists page for details about our artwork.
See the list below for more about our services, or contact us with your specific questions.
First and foremost, as our name says, our business is custom framing. We provide a huge selection and range of prices to help you with your next framing project.
Our mouldings are joined to the precise size needed in our shop. We offer custom cut mats, glass and mounting services, and strive to use the best archival framing techniques.
Our frame mouldings range from tiny, delicate carved woods and metals, to wide, ornate or chunky profiles. Styles range from simple, primitive painted woods to beautiful burls, solid cherry, and ornate carved golds, silvers and blacks. Traditional, contemporary -- whatever your style -- Lynne's offers many great options in framing.
We offer nationally recognized mouldings, like Larson-Juhl woods and Nielsen metal mouldings. South Star Moulding and Supply in Nashville provides a huge selection to us and is our largest supplier. We also mix in unique profiles like East Side Mouldings, solid poplar frames in primitive styles and painted colors.
We have a full range of acid-free rag mats in all colors, plus archival museum mats in a beautiful range of neutral tones. We have acid-free black-core mats, metallics, linens, suedes, silks -- all kinds of gorgeous colors and textures.
We also have plenty of decorative paper mats for posters and prints that don't require fine art treatment. Remember, however, that acid-free rag mats won't fade or end up with yellowed, acidic cores over time the way decorative paper mats do, so even if it's "just" a poster or kid's art, if you love it, it's probably worth using an acid-free mat to reduce damage and fading over time.
We hand cut our mats, and can cut ovals and circles as well as straight cuts. Other decorative matting options include special cuts like v-grooves, hand carving or painted embellishments.
We stock only high-quality Tru-Vue glass products at Lynne's.
Regular clear and non-glare glass are available, as well as UV protective conservation glass in both clear and non-glare.
Museum glass is the newest option, and it virtually disappears over a piece of artwork with incredible clarity. Museum glass requires special care: no direct spray cleaner at all, and use only a clean, soft cotton or microfiber cloth.
Acrylic plexiglass is the other glazing option available for over-size projects where weight is an issue, or for any room where breakage is a concern, such as in children's rooms or high-traffic areas. Artists who ship their artwork to various galleries often prefer plexiglass.Remember, however, that plexiglass scratches easily, so handle and clean with care!
Mirrors are available at Lynne's, too. Some are framed in unique custom frames in our gallery, and others are available either flat or beveled for custom framing to suit your home or office.
We dry mount posters or prints, photos or certificates -- anything that needs mounting to a solid backing to eliminate wrinkles or waviness. We do not dry mount original or limited edition artwork as this process is not meant for fine art applications.
We offer both acid-free and regular adhesives and backing boards, and our process uses a combination of pressure and heat to adhere the work to the backing board.
We offer basic laminating services for protecting documents, news clippings, etc.
We have a wide selection of shadow box mouldings which are deep profile mouldings designed to frame dimensional objects of all kinds.
From christening gowns to sports jerseys, antique fishing lures to collectible toys -- the possibilities with shadow boxes are as wide as your imagination.
What do you collect? What do you treasure? Skeleton keys? Arrowheads? Coins or stamps? Antique needlework? Tools of any trade? Toys, ornaments, perfume bottles, wedding or graduation keepsakes? We've even framed peacock feathers and tobacco leaves before!
When it comes to shadow box framing we say, "Frame it, and make it art."
We block needlepoint pieces here in the shop, and are glad to help you with any needlework project. Blocking helps to square up needlework stitched on canvas that has become distorted in shape during the stitching process.
We usually have great success with blocking, but depending on the stitches used to complete the piece, some needlepoint pieces refuse to regain their full original shape. (Usually these are pieces that are not worked on a frame, or where stitches other than basketweave were used to fill in background areas.)
We stretch needlework using acid-free backing boards and mounting methods. Cross stitch and needlepoint are two of the most common types of needlework brought in for framing, and we know how to handle both!
Crochet pieces, such as antique doilies or filet crochet designs, are sewn to backing boards. Other needlework projects such as punchneedle, crewel, rug hooking, and silk gauze embroidery are all familiar to us as well. Quilt squares, handkerchiefs or pieces of lace can also be framed to preserve and display such special handwork.
Weeks, even months of effort can go into needlework projects, so they truly deserve the best care in framing. We offer both lacing, or mounting using acid-free adhesive on the back side of the mounting board only. No glues or adhesives ever touch the stitched areas.
Spacers are highly recommended to keep unmatted needlework from touching the glass inside a frame. This keeps the stitches from being smashed and distorted by the glass, and allows a breathing space for the needlework. Spacers also keep glass from touching embellishments like beads or buttons.
We build stretcher bar frames to custom sizes here in the shop, and stretch oil paintings on canvas over them to prepare each painting for its new custom frame.
Gallery wraps are another option for stretching some oil paintings. This allows the piece to be hung without an outer frame at all if desired, for a contemporary, minimal look.