Crafted by hand.
Made of salvaged
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Frames with a story
The sheer number of options for picture framing in San Francisco are staggering. And everything always looks great online or in the store, but when you put it on your wall it usually falls flat.
You want quality artwork that is magnetic.
Something that is
rich with story,
yet elegantly understated.
“As an artisan, he brings meticulous attention to detail and creative vision to his beautiful handmade frames.”
– Julia Lawson
A piece of…
San Francisco History
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Caring for Mother Earth
“Give thanks for what you have been given. Give a gift, in reciprocity for what you have taken. Sustain the ones who sustain you and the earth will last forever.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer
Growing up on a small island, life was lived barefoot and outdoors. Nature was not just for looking at; it was breathed and smelled and touched all day long.
Living so close to nature taught me to perceive the natural world not as a resource, but as an equal partner to humanity.
The frame shops were…ok
I simply could not find a satisfying solution at the frame shops,
so I began to build them myself.
“The final work is magnificent and shows how much care and craftsmanship David put into it.”
– Jeff Kolesky
My process is the opposite of
Locally sourced, salvaged wood
Designed to last decades
Prints and glass sourced thoughtfully
Plant based oil finish
Built entirely in the Outer Sunset
Custom Framing Prices
Elegant. Crafted for fine art or giclée prints.
18 x 24 | $420
22 x 30 | $570
30 x 42 | $800
Float Mount Frames
Stunning. Perfect for a stretched canvas and metallic displays.
14 x 20 | $420
18 x 26 | $570
26 x 38 | $800
This is expensive. I just need something quick and easy.
Can you make me a
I hear you, and I cannot.
I have learned through hard experience that I work at one speed – slow and meticulous. And I produce at one quality – craftsman quality. I have also decided that I will only work with materials and sources that I know, trust, and believe in. Picture frames are not a necessity, so if we are going to build them, we better do so in a way that is healthy for us and for our communities.
“To love a place is not enough.
We must find ways to heal it.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer