What does framing cost?


Many people think that a frame is just 4 sticks of wood and some cardboard. While technically that is correct, the frames and mats we use are so much more.

First off, the wood is not just common pine from the lumber yard, it is the most select wood that you can purchase, it is of many species. It is then milled and finished by hand. We then cut it to the exact size we need for your project.

The cardboard is made of layers of archival papers that have surface papers designed to be as light-fast as possible.

We offer different types of glass specifically designed for framing. Some of them filter out damaging UV light while others nearly eliminate all reflections. Our top of the line glass does both.

While the exact price depends on the design choices you make, and the size of your artwork, we will help you find an option that suits both your style and your budget.  Visit us today for a free estimate.

Kensington Framing doesn't really try to compete on price so much as we typically do a better job, and use better materials and take our time more than other frame shops.  

Are we a lot more, or 100% more than another place?  No!     A lot of places also use fake sales to get you in the door.    Typically their quality of work isn't near as good as ours either.   Give us a try and let us show you what we can do.  


We have over 2000 frames to choose from

We sell frames from 2 different factories.  Come in and check out the selection.

We have both wood frames and metal frames.

A common misconception is that the metal frames are lower priced than the wood frames.  In a lot of cases this is true.  Size wise anyways, but in reality wood frames of  the same size, simple shape, and even a little bigger can cost less than a metal frame.

Different types of Glass we sell

We carry 4 types of glass, and 4 types of plexi glass.
Glass types:
   1. Regular glass

   2. Regular UV 99% UV protection

   3. Anti-glare glass  72% UV protection

   4. Museum glass... Anti-glare  99% UV protection

Plexi Glass types.
   1. Regular Plexi

   2. UV Plexi  99% UV protection

   3. UV Scratch Free UV protection 99%
   4  Optium Arcrylic  Anti-glare, Scratch free, Static free, 99% UV protection

The difference between glass and plexi is really in cost and how it works.  Regular plexi can scratch, but not break, while regular glass can break but won't scratch.  Plexi does cost a bit more than glass but has its benefits.


We recommend plexi glass on things going in a kids room in case they knock it over so it won't shatter all over the room.  

Our Matboard Selection

We sell 4 companies worth of mat boards.  
   1. Bainbridge

   2. Peterboro

   3. Cresent
   4. Miller mats

Almost 1000 colors to choose from.

We only sell the conservation/ acid free, or museum boards.  No cheap paper mats like other shops  may sell.  The price difference between them isn't worth it to sell the lesser quality mats.