429 E 17th Avenue - Denver, Colorado - (303) 832-6565
For over 28 years, Masten has been creating quality handcrafted picture frames from our retail store at 429 East 17th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. Whether it's an inexpensive poster or a priceless original work of art, our experienced professional staff can help you find the perfect frame. We specialize in conservation framing. In addition to looking great, our frames will help protect and preserve what you are framing. All our frames are expertly handcrafted on the premises and are built to last. We guarantee it!
Masten also has a fabulous selection of unique photo frames. Peruse our selection of frames in lots of materials and styles such as; traditional wood, exotic burled wood, antique style leaded-glass, vintage Hollywood, Frank Lloyd Wright, shadowbox, and stunning glass-like Prisma frames. Unlike the large stores, we will help you try your photos in our frames before you buy to be sure you're selecting the perfect one.
In addition to custom framing and photo frames, we offer unique home accents, cards and gifts. Read more.
With over 1,500 framing samples from around the world, you are sure to find something you love. Choose from metal frames, natural wood, gold, silver, colors, ornate, plain, comtemporary, traditional, hand-carved, and water-gilded frames. We can match almost any frame and carry frames from Larson-Juhl, Max, Roma, Bella, Fotiou, Designer, CDNV Wood Carving Frames, Studio, Decor and many more.
Choose from hundreds of mats and fillets. Including: colors, textures, and fabric mats, and ornate or plain fillets to complement your frame. We can also create a custom French mat to highlight an antique print or drawing.
We offer 5 different types of glass, plus 3 kinds of acrylic glazing for your framing. CLICK HERE to read more about protecting your art from UV light.
Our custom framing prices are low when considering the quality of our materials and the expert design & craftsmanship. We've made a lot of repeat customers happy in 28 years of business.
Framing estimates are always free and there is never any pressure to purchase. Just need a quote? We're happy to meet with you and offer you a printed estimate detailing all the charges.
Trying to save money? Let us cut a custom mat for your existing frame or use one of our readymade frames. We can help you with creative solutions to keep the cost low.
For over 28 years we've been helping customers find the perfect frame, even when they don't know what they want. From simple laminating or metal frames all the way to real gold or hand-carved frames -- and everything in between. We can help you find the best frame to complement your poster or fine art original.
We specialize in conservation framing and use only the best materials and techniques when individually handcrafting your custom picture frame. Our framers are skilled at creating a frame that is not only beautiful, but one that will stand the test of time and help preserve and protect your artwork. We guarantee it!
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#12 “Shopping at Masten in uptown Denver feels a little like visiting a friend’s home. It’s wedged in a block of East 17th Avenue that was filled with flophouses when owner Reed Masten opened his doors in 1986. At the time his only concern was finding cheap space in which he could manufacture gilded frames.
The neighborhood has since blossomed, and he has turned to custom framing and selling luxurious home accessories. Today tin cowboy pendulums giddyup along one side of his work table, while blood-red glass vases and spiral-stemmed martini glasses sparkle on the other. The mind-boggling assortment of art objects have one thing in common – all appeal to Masten and his partner.
Belo, his Portuguese water dog, makes himself at home in the store, and Masten sends buyers back out into the world with a thoughtful “thank you”, a little gourmet chocolate bar.”
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“Masten is the place to go if you want a modern-day Bulova grandfather clock to pass on to the grandkids or a floor lamp designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This little hole in the wall on East 17th Avenue near Logan Street also sports candles, porcelain or glass vases, and frames tooled with a level of craftsmanship that pleases Denver’s finicky arts and crafts aficionados.”
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“The array of gifts splayed out in this two-room treasure in Uptown is a cut above the home bling-bling or wierd-gadget shops out there. Masten is the place to acquire a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired table lamp, a Bulova clock, Votivo candles, or that pair of bronze dragon bookends you've been craving."
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We can frame almost anything: posters, photographs, diplomas, awards, postcards, drawings, paintings, sports collectibles and other objects. We are experts at shadowboxes.
WHAT IS A GALLERY WRAP?
It is a popular way to stretch a canvas. To make a gallery wrap, the canvas is pulled around custom stretcher bars and stapled on the back, allowing it to be hung without a frame.
WHAT IS A SHADOWBOX?
It is a deep frame that is used to frame 3-dimensional objects or artwork. It’s how we would frame souvenirs from a vacation, baby’s first shoes, mementos, or sports jerseys & memorabilia.
HOW MUCH DOES FRAMING COST?
There is no fixed price in custom framing. There are many variables that affect the price such as size, matting, type of glass and choice of frame. The average frame costs between $75 and $300. The best way to get an accurate price is to come in with what you want framed for a no obligation estimate.
HOW MUCH DOES AN ESTIMATE COST?
It’s FREE! There is never a charge for an estimate and never any pressure to purchase. We want you to feel comfortable and be completely happy with your framing.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
It usually takes between 2 to 3 weeks to complete a custom frame. Rushes can usually be accommodated with an additional fee.
HOW DO I PICK THE RIGHT FRAME?
Our experienced staff will help guide you through the selection process. They will help you select a frame that is beautiful and fits your budget. We’ve been helping customers find the perfect frame since 1986.
CAN I HAVE BROKEN GLASS REPLACED?
Yes! We stock and cut all types of glass in our store.
WHAT KIND OF GLASS IS AVAILABLE?
Besides regular glass, there are several other kinds of glass available. Some help reduce reflection and glare, while some help to block damaging U.V. light. Acrylic instead of glass is shatter proof. Even antique oval convex glass can be replaced. We have samples of everything that’s available and can explain the benefits of each type. CLICK HERE to read more.
DOES FRAMING DAMAGE MY ART?
I can if it is not done correctly. Some framing materials and techniques used by other frame shops can damage artwork. We specialize in conservation framing to help protect and preserve what you are framing.
WHAT IS CONSERVATION FRAMING?
Conservation framing is where the materials and techniques used help preserve and protect what you are framing. These might include: U.V filtering glass, acid-free mats and mount boards, and special mounting techniques that will not damage your artwork. We've been doing conservation framing since we opened in 1986
HOW SHOULD I HANG MY ART?
If you're like most of us, you probably have artwork hiding in closets or leaning against the wall that's waiting for the proper time and place to be hung. Getting it right the first time is not as difficult as it may seem. With a little forethought and some basic skills, you can hang your artwork like a professional. The following 5 tips will make you look like a pro. CLICK HERE to read more.