For almost 40 years, Axel's has been providing quality picture framing to the central Vermont community. Keeping custom picture framing accessible to all budgets is just as important to us as providing incredible customer and design service.
Custom Picture Framing including Shadow Boxes
Ready-made & Pre-owned Frames
Minor Frame Repairs
Drymounting & Shrinkwrapping
Fine Art Lamination (Affordable Alternative to Custom Framing)
In addition to custom framing, we have over 100 frames already built to fit your project! Stop in to get a free quote to suit your needs. Already have a frame but need a mat custom cut?
We do that too.
Below are real projects we've worked on, their scope of work and the final cost for the project. Project costs are largely determined by size of art, materials used and the degree of intricacy as it relates to the amount of time needed to complete the project.
The below samples are just a fraction of our portfolio - check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for a better idea of the wealth of experience we provide.
Please stop into the shop to get a quote for your own custom project.
Case Study 1
Two original oil paintings on wood
Scope of work: Build two custom frames, fit art to frames and wire for hanging.
Project Cost: $69
Case Study 2
Unlimited Edition Print
Scope of work: Build one custom frame, float mount poster to acid-free mat board, fit art and economy glass to frame, wire for hanging.
Project Cost: $207
Case Study 3
Multiple Historic Maps
Scope of work: Build multiple custom frames, float mount fragile maps to color matched acid-free mat boards, fit maps and 1/4" acrylic spacers with mid-grade UV anti-reflective glass to frame, wire for hanging.
Project Cost: $340.43
Case Study 4
Fit a Readymade Frame
Scope of work: Fit art & mat to a frame that was already built and wire for hanging.
Project Cost: $82 (includes cost of frame)
Case Study 5
Two Ancient Coins
Scope of work: Build one custom frame, cut two fabric mats, print and mount coin descriptions, mount coins with mylar spider mounts, install acrylic spacers and mid-grade anti-reflective glass, mount metal leg for table display.
Project Cost: $189
Case Study 6
Scope of work: Build one custom frame with matching oak spacers, mount fan to suede mat, fit fan and mid-grade anti-reflective glass to frame, wire for hanging and prepare for shipping.
Project Cost: $369
Case Study 7
Multiple Window Magazine Spread
Scope of work: Build one custom frame with five window openings that each had a double mat. Fit to frame with mid-grade anti-reflective glass and wire for hanging.
Project Cost: $352
Case Study 8
Oversized Peter Miller Photograph
Scope of work: Build two custom frames and stack upon each other. Cut oversized museum cotton mat and fit to frames with Optimum anti-reflective acrylic. Wire for hanging.
Project Cost: $2,185
Case Study 9
Children's Tool Set
Scope of work: Build one custom floater frame, custom paint a wooden backing board to match frame, design and install hardware to allow for removing tools, wire for hanging.
Project Cost: $275