FRANKLIN PICTURE FRAMING

The frame shop like no other

     Custom Framing     Custom Imaging & Printing     Frame & Photo Restoration     

Scott Watkins Fine Photography 

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 Monday - Friday 10 to 5
 Saturday by appointment
Come on by....you will be working with only one other person, the framer.   
 
 
 
 

Frame

Restoration

  Frames that have suffered minor to major damage can often be repaired and/or restored.  This antique wood and plaster frame from the 1800's (pictured)  was completely broken at all 4 corners after being shipped from overseas.  Our client thought about replacing the frame believing that it could not be salvaged.  Considering that it was a family heirloom, we felt it was  worth attempting to repair.  Needless to say, after we were done our client left a very happy customer!  

Custom

Framing

The frame shop like no other

  Franklin Picture Framing  specializes in framing anything from the ordinary to the extraordinary!  Whether you have a photo, print,  painting,  cherished  keepsake,  or priceless heirloom, we can frame it for you.  We also construct custom acrylic cases for larger 3D objects as well. 

  Our showroom has an  extensive collection of over 3000 frames, mats and glass samples from which to choose.  Daily we hear the word, "WOW" when guests walk through our showroom doors. 

  We are also one of the few frame shops in the area that owns a CMC, computerized mat cutter.  This machine allows us to reach levels of creativity and precision that simply cannot be achieved any other way.

  Now in our 6th year in Franklin, and over 4000 completed projects, we invite you to view our Gallery to see the level of creativity, skill, and craftsmanship that our shop is well known for.

Photo

Restoration

The frame shop like no other

  Almost any kind of damage to photos can be either completely eliminated or significantly reduced with today's computer technologies.  Even severe damage like torn photos can be seamlessly repaired. 

  Fading, discoloration, stains, creasing, water marks and even missing pieces can often be restored to there original glory.

SERVICES

  • Custom Framing
  • Custom Acrylic Cases
  • Custom Imaging & Printing         -we print your images on paper or     canvas (giclee)
  • Frame Restoration & Repair  
  • Broken Glass Replacement
  • Photo Restoration
  • Fine Art Giclee Reproduction
  • Canvas Stretching
  • Pickup & Delivery available
  • Hanging service available
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Featured Project

"...out of  approximately 23,000 projects I have framed in 20 years, this project and the artifacts in it, rank in the top ten" 

Jeff Norman / CPF

CoOwner / Certified Picture Framer

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Read the true short story, "Two Small Shards", that inspired this project and was published in the 2020 July issue of The Laurel Magazine and the June 24th edition of The Franklin Press

Custom

Imaging & Printing

The frame shop like no other

  Do you have digital images on your phone, camera or other digital devices that need to be printed?  Our Epson 9900 is just the printer for the job.  It produces images up to 44" wide and of any length.  It can print on either paper or canvas with materials and inks that are designed to last over 100 years!  We can make prints even if you do not need them framed or stretched.  However, if you do need framing or stretching, then we are your one-stop-shop.

  

We also use this machine to print backgrounds

and custom mats for much of our unique work.  This ability is one of the many design features that sets our shop apart from nearly all other shops both near and far. 

 
The frame shop like no other

Jeff Norman, CPF

Certified Picture Framer

ABOUT US

Franklin Picture Framing, located at 90 Prentiss View Dr., Franklin, NC is a 2000 square foot home based business.  We are 3 miles south of Franklin just 1/2 mile off of 441 (Georgia Road).  Nearby landmarks are the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center, City Electric, The Furniture Stripper and Subway  Restaurant.  For percise directions to the shop, please watch the 'WHERE ARE WE LOCATED' video or click the 'OUR LOCATION' tab at the top of the header.

Co-owners, Jeff Norman, CPF and Scott Watkins take pride in offering the highest levels of creativity and professionalism in every piece produced in their shop.

 

Jeff has over 20 years of experience and holds the distinguished recognition of being one of the very few Certified Picture Framers (CPF) in the mountains of WNC as awarded by the international Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA).  He is current on all the latest preservation materials and techniques in the industry. It is worthy to note that Jeff has even framed items that have gone to the moon and back on both the Apollo and Space Shuttle missions.  Only the best certified picture framers and frame shops would ever be entrusted with such rare and historic objects!

 

 

            "Always look for the CPF designation after a

         framers' name; it is your quality assurance

           that you are dealing with the most 

         knowledgeable, educated, tested and

        experienced framers in the business." 

  

 

 

About Scott Watkins

Scott manages the overall operations of the shop, making sure that everything runs smoothly.  In his free time, he is an avid photographer.  Many of his local photos are displayed and sold throughout Franklin as well as through the frame shop. 

 

VRBO, (Vacation Rentals By Owner) has even used some of his real estate photos in their national television advertising campaigns

 

 
 
has more
reviews
5 STAR
for creativity, selection & price
than all frame shops
*
COMBINED!
*highest rated frame shop based on Google reviews of
all shops within a 120-mile radius of Franklin, NC
 

Gallery

Now in our 6th year, browse through a few samples of the more than 4000 projects we have framed since we opened in October of 2014. 

 

Click category to open the gallery.

Military

US Navy Shadowbox

Creative Mat Designs

First birthday framed photo

Multiple Openings

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Sports

Framed football jersey

Shadowboxes

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Textiles

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Weddings

Custom framed wedding photo

Acrylic Cases

Acrylic case with model ship

Certificates, Awards & Diplomas

Custom framed certificates

Displays

LED Lighting

Custom framed clown shoes
Custom framed tartans that went to the moon

Jumbo Projects

Oversized custom frame

Contact Us

Business Hours: 
Monday - Friday 10 to 5
Saturday by appointment

Email: jeff@franklinpictureframing.com
Tel:  828-524-9525
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Business Hours: Monday-Friday 10-5

Saturday by appointment

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